Australian Football’s most famous “mo” is back

When you think of famous moustachioed Australians, names like David Boon, Merv Hughes, Rob de Castella, and of course, Graham Arnold come to mind.

When you think of famous moustachioed Australians, names like David Boon, Merv Hughes, Rob de Castella, and of course, Graham Arnold come to mind.

Sporting a flowing mullet, and the iconic facial hair during his playing days, Arnold has opted for a more reserved look in recent times, but this “Movember”, Arnold, along with the entire Central Coast Mariners playing squad and staff, will be cultivating their moustaches in the name of charity.

“There has already been plenty of banter amongst the boys but it is for a great cause and I-m looking forward to seeing what my moustache looks like again after all these years,“ said Arnold.

The playing squad and staff will arrive at training on Monday morning clean-shaven, but it will be an entirely different story come the end of the month, and it-s expected there will be some efforts more successful than others.

“Daniel McBreen always has plenty of facial hair anyway so he should be OK but I think Patricio Perez and Mustafa Amini might struggle, it will be interesting to see how the boys go, but like I said it-s all a bit of fun, and most importantly for a good cause,” Arnold said.

Movember is aimed at raising vital funds and awareness for men-s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

Men sporting Movember moustaches, known as Mo Bros, become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men-s health.

Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo growing efforts. The rules are simple; register online at Movember.com and start the month of Movember clean-shaven, before growing a Mo.

Money raised in Australia is shared equally between programs targeting prostate cancer and male depression. Funds are committed to our men-s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue - the national depression initiative and the Movember Foundation. Together, the three channels work to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world class programs in the fields of research, education, support, and awareness.

Regular updates on Arnold, and the rest of the Mariners squad-s progress will be provided at www.ccmariners.com.au and on the Central Coast Mariners Official Facebook Page.

To find out how you can take part in Movember, visit www.movember.com