Movember progress

With the month of November half way through, we thought we would check in to see how the Reds’ Movember participants were going with the growing and grooming of their ‘mos’.

With the month of November half way through, we thought we would check in to see how the Reds- Movember participants were going with the growing and grooming of their ‘mos-.

Cameron Watson, Evan Kostopoulos, Jake Barker-Daish, Nigel Boogaard, Iain Ramsay, Antony Golec, Fabio Ferreira, Dario Vidosic, Jeronimo Neumann and Marcelo Carrusca all came together yesterday for a photo opportunity and to compare their Movember progress.

Wearing t-shirts and sweat bands kindly donated by the organisers of Movember Australia, the players were more than happy to pose and show off their ‘mo- to help raise further awareness and funds for men-s health issues.

There has been no shortage of friendly banter around the change room and at training sessions on who is porting the best mo and who could do with a bit more hair above their top lip.

“Rambo and Fabio-s mos are taking some good shape,” Vidosic said.

“I don-t think I-m too far behind, it-s a worthy effort.”

“Jake Barker-Daish-s is really struggling, even if you stand close to him I don-t think you would know he was doing Movember and Jeronimo is another one that looks like he just started,” Vidosic said jokingly.

“But I guess it the effort is what it-s all about, the boys are putting in and it-s all about the cause and hopefully people helping out by digging into their pockets.”

Movember aims to spark conversation and help men change attitudes and behaviour towards their health. For most, a moustache is by no means the most appealing (or easy to grow) accessory but when worn with pride, it can be a great catalyst for change. Movember is also about countering the social stigma that it is not ‘manly- to talk about or manage your physical and mental health.

It is still not too late to support the cause and donate. You can make a donation to the Reds- Movember efforts by clicking on http://mobro.co/4863253, with all proceeds directed to programs run directly by Movember and its men-s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue: the national depression initiative.

For more information about Movember, visit www.movember.com or check out the Twitter feed @MovemberAUS.