Tackling Violence is supported by high profile league legends. Participation in the program has not only provided important domestic violence education but also the opportunity to have players such as Larry Corowa and Nathan Blacklock join the boys for training and pass on vital skills.
To prevent domestic, we need to change attitudes and behaviour.
"Working with regional rugby league clubs is a great way to kick start this change and encourage men to have respectful relationships"
Legend David Peachey captains Dubbo Macquarie Raiders and is a strong supporter of Tackling Violence.
"League is in the blood lines of Koori people in NSW. As footy players we are role models. Kids look up to us, the whole community looks up to us. It unites people across family, nation and community affiliations and provides an outlet for Aboriginal sporting talent," Mr Peachey said.
We also know that domestic violence is the most reported crime in NSW and can affect anyone. However, Aboriginal women are four times more likely to be victims of domestic violence than non-Aboriginal women
Its up to all of us to break the silence and protect our loved ones and friends.
The Community Services Domestic Violence Line number is 1800 656 463.