Yarrabah Seawhawks go pink for good cause

Yarrabah Seahawks rugby league football club is a proud supporter of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and took a united stand on the issue with players in three grades wearing special pink jerseys in May. 

The Seahawks, in partnership with Yarrabah Women's Corp, hosted a home game against Cairns Brothers on Sunday, May 19, to convey the message regarding Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month. 

The game was attended by State Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt and his father Warren, Mayor of Yarrabah Ross Andrews, Councillor Nadine Cannon, as well as Chair of Yarrabah Women's Shelter Thelma Yeatman.

Everyone was asked to show their support and make a stand against domestic violence by wearing a purple ribbon.

Yarrabah put on a great display of footy in wet conditions and came from behind to pip ladder leaders Cairns Brothers by two points in a nail-biting contest.

Teams first wore the special jerseys on the weekend of May 11-12 when they travelled away and played Mareeba at Davies Park to promote Mother's Day and Women In League.

The Under 18s, Reserve and A Grade teams wore the 'Let's Tackle Domestic Violence' pink jerseys throughout the month of May which were designed by local artists. 

A special thanks is extended to Curtis Pitt and Fix It Counselling and Domestic for their support of Family and Domestic Violence Prevention Month. 

Main Image: courtesy of Curtis Pitt

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Every year in May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (DFVP Month) to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence, help and support available to those affected, as well as convey a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated.

The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland in its ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report recommended individuals, community groups and the private sector work together to help prevent domestic and family violence and support those who are affected.