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Sharks growing ‘Mullets for Mental Health’

If noticing some ordinary looking ‘mullet’ hair styles amongst the Sharks playing group through the month of September, it is more than just a style choice, with a collection of Sharks NRL players backing an extremely worthy cause.

Led by senior squad members Josh Dugan and Andrew Fifita, who is currently sporting the best ‘mullet’ of all, a collection of Sharks players have pledged their support to the Mullets for Mental Health initiative in attempting to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Black Dog Institute.

Fifita and Dugan will be joined by Royce Hunt, Daniel Vasquez, Chad Townsend, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Siosifa Talakai, Sione Katoa, Matt Moylan and Josh Carr, who just happens to be a qualified barber and is likely to be the man to tidy up the respective hair styles at the end of the campaign, in supporting the cause with many growing their ‘mullets’ over the next month.

The initiative runs through September, with donations made online through the dedicated Sharks Mullets for Mental Health page.

With 1 in 5 experiencing symptoms of mental illness in any given year, adding up to around 5 million Australian’s, Mullets for Mental Health will assist the Black Dog Institute in fundraising efforts to support research into the issue.

While the Sharks playing group are somewhat limited in their community interactions due to the COVID restrictions, supporting Black Dog and this worthy cause is their way of being able to remain engaged with the community while encouraging people to contribute and to raise awareness as to the serious issues surrounding mental health.

“It might not seem like much, but if by growing a mullet we can start people talking, which may lead to someone dealing with a mental health issue to seek support, while helping to raise some money at the same time, then it will be more than worth it,” Fifita said.

Go to the link below to make a donation or to find out more about the Black Dog Institute and the Mullets for Mental Health initiative .

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