Sharks members and fans can own a match worn and personally signed Josh Dugan jersey, played in by the Sharks number one in the memorable round 25 victory over the Tigers, by making a winning bid in the special auction.
All funds raised will be donated to national youth mental health organisation headspace.
The Sharks Ken Stephen Medal nominee, while also presented the Sharks Have Heart Community award at the recent club presentation night, both accolades a result of his outstanding work in the community space, Dugan came up with the idea to auction his jersey for what is a cause close to his heart.
The round 25 Dugan jersey, as with all the jerseys of the Ken Stephen nominees, was specially embroidered to highlight achievements off the field and the contributions to community and charity events and organisations.
A staunch advocate for mental health awareness and a supporter of headspace, which is an NRL State of Mind Partner, it is hoped Dugan’s gesture in donating and auctioning his jersey can bring a much needed financial boost.
Headspace has centres all over Australia, with a local office in Miranda. Details and more information related to headspace is below.
For those interested in owning this special piece of sporting memorabilia, make a bid by going to the following link - http://www.eventaid.org/auction/index/sharks
The Auction is live and will run until September 30.
Headspace began in 2006 to address a critical gap, by providing tailored and holistic mental health support to 12-25 year old’s. With a focus on early intervention, headspace work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.
At the heart of their services is ensuring they meet the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them. Therefore, young people are at the centre of everything headspace does, and they play an active role in designing, developing and evaluating their programs.
With more than 2 million occasions of service provided, headspace have helped thousands of young people get vital support through the 100+ national headspace centres, online services and clinical programs across Australia.
For more on headspace, their nearest centre and the services they provide, CLICK HERE