Gilbert McAdam To Feature In KDFNL ‘Say No to Violence’ Round

Ex-AFL star Gilbert McAdam will read the player address at the Murchison v Longwood feature game this weekend as the KDFNL once again hosts a ‘Say No To Violence’ round in conjunction with the Hume Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group (HIFVRAG).

The initiative, now in its fifth year, sees clubs sharing in the motto of “You can’t shake a hand with a closed fist” and aims to raise awareness about violence, and in an attempt to prevent, reduce and respond to violence in the Indigenous and greater communities throughout the region.

Hume IFVRAG’s Co Chairs Jonathon Henderson and Aunty Alice Solomon view sport as a key vehicle for their messages.

“The sporting arena is the perfect opportunity to target many Indigenous players and their families in rural areas, while covering a large majority of the region the Action Group operates in” Jonathon Henderson said.

“The aim is to reduce, prevent, engage and assist our communities, working together to develop partnerships and strategies which will create a future free from violence within our relationships, families and communities as a whole.”

“The Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group takes this opportunity to thank the KDFNL and its affiliated clubs for their commitment with this initiative” added Aunty Alice Solomon.

At each game Senior Football and A Grade Netballers will line up opposite each other for a player address and to shake hands prior to the commencement of the game.

After the football match is finished all football players will assemble for the umpires to announce the player that displayed the great sportsmanship on the day. The awarded player will receive a Sports First gift voucher.

KDFNL President Wayne Ryan urges all members of the football netball community to Say No To Violence.

“The League is proud to be associated with this initiative and our involvement recognises the role of the football and netball community to promote responsible behaviour both on and off field” he said.

Event Details:

Event: ‘Say No To Violence’ feature match
Murchison v Longwood
Gilbert McAdam to read the ‘Say No To Violence’ player address
Venue: Murchison Recreation Reserve
Time: 2:00pm

Other games on this day supporting the ‘Say No To Violence’ message are Avenel v Tallygaroopna at Avenel, Girgarre v Rushworth at Girgarre, Lancaster v Undera at Lancaster and Stanhope v Violet Town at Stanhope. Merrigum, Nagambie and Ardmona have the bye.


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Senior Ladder

2017 - Seniors
1 Violet Town 72
2 Nagambie 68
3 Stanhope 60
4 Tallygaroopna 56
5 Avenel 56
6 Lancaster 52
7 Murchison-Toolamba 48
8 Girgarre 44
9 Merrigum 40
10 Rushworth 28
11 Longwood 20
12 Undera 20
13 Ardmona 0

Reserves Ladder

2017 - Reserves
1 Tallygaroopna 74
2 Merrigum 70
3 Stanhope 68
4 Murchison-Toolamba 60
5 Lancaster 56
6 Girgarre 48
7 Avenel 44
8 Nagambie 40
9 Longwood 32
10 Violet Town 28
11 Rushworth 22
12 Undera 20
13 Ardmona 10

Under 18's Ladder

2017 - Under 18
1 Merrigum 76
2 Tallygaroopna 72
3 Avenel 64
4 Murchison-Toolamba 56
5 Lancaster 56
6 Rushworth 48
7 Stanhope 44
8 Longwood 32
9 Ardmona 28
10 Girgarre 24
11 Undera 24