The Cronulla Sharks community, headed by Clive Churchill Medallist and White Ribbon Australia ambassador Luke Lewis, have taken a united stand in support of White Ribbon Day.
Addressing students and a formal party at Woolooware High School to promote the Day’s cause, Lewis told of his own experiences of domestic violence and again threw his support behind the organisation's efforts.
“Growing up, I had seen and been exposed to domestic violence. Through the platform of Rugby League, I’ve been given a chance to have a voice and to make a difference,” Lewis said.
“The statistics around domestic violence in Australia, still today, are shocking. If by what I do can help just one person or save just one life, I’m happy to be able to say that I’ve made a difference.”
The Club’s own Maddie Studdon, Mia Wood, Josh Tuilagi and Tony Williams have joined Lewis in events around the Shire throughout the Day.
The Sharks Women’s 9s pair had this morning attended Jannali Public School’s White Ribbon Breakfast, while Tuilagi and Williams participated in the Inaugural Sutherland Shire White Ribbon Walk.
Students from around the Shire, coupled with hundreds of others in support of the campaign, completed the 2.6km walk from Woolooware High School to Cronulla.