Adelaide United hosts White Ribbon Match

Adelaide United Football Club is joining the Violence Against Women Collaboration and is hosting a White Ribbon match against Melbourne Heart on Friday 4th April

Adelaide United Football Club is joining the Violence Against Women Collaboration and is hosting a White Ribbon match against Melbourne Heart on Friday 4th April 2014 at Coopers Stadium in the City of Charles Sturt.

Adelaide United will launch their support by sharing the message “Treat her with respect, it is what we expect” at the match. Star players Eugene Galekovic and Nigel Boogaard have also been appointed White Ribbon Ambassadors.

“I was shocked to learn that currently in Australia, one woman is killed each week by a current or former partner. I am proud to be a White Ribbon Ambassador and be a part of the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women,” Eugene Galekovic said. “White Ribbon Australia is trying to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to men-s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change. As an ambassador, I get to encourage all our fans to come along to this match to watch us play and to also join in the White Ribbon oath that promises never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women,” Nigel Boogaard said.

The White Ribbon match between Adelaide United and Melbourne Heart will promote the need to encourage men, in their lives, to make a commitment to promote positive attitudes and behaviours towards women. A new awareness raising campaign will be launched at the match, with footage of the campaign shown on the big screen throughout the night.

The Violence Against Women Collaboration comprises of both government and non-government services committed to working in partnership and engaging in practical and strategic prevention and intervention initiatives for the safety of women and their children in the western area.

Charles Sturt Mayor Kirsten Alexander said Council was very happy to partner with Adelaide United for the White Ribbon match.

“We are honoured to be part of this event with Adelaide United. It is wonderful to see their players being prepared to take on such an important community leadership role as White Ribbon Ambassadors. Charles Sturt is very proud to be a part of the Violence Against Women Collaboration, and we hope that everyone attending the match will follow the lead of the Adelaide United players and help them to spread the word about ending violence against women,” Mayor Alexander

Friday night is the final regular season home match for Adelaide United and we urge all Reds fans to come along and support the team as they look to secure a finals position. Get your tickets now from Ticketek or online at CLICK HERE