Simon swears against Domestic Violence

The Central Coast Mariners have once again thrown their support behind White Ribbon Day, a campaign to urge men to speak out against Violence against Women.

The Central Coast Mariners have once again thrown their support behind White Ribbon Day, a campaign to urge men to speak out against Violence against Women.

White Ribbon Day is a global event that promotes awareness of Domestic Violence and highlights the role that men can play to help end Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence levels on the Central Coast are particularly high, and Mariners striker Matt Simon this week met with officers from Brisbane Water Local Area Command-s Domestic Violence Unit to discuss the initiatives police have put in place in order to combat the crime.

“The Mariners have been involved with White Ribbon Day for a couple of years and it's always great to get behind it.

"You hear about Domestic Violence against women all the time in the news, and as Professional Footballers we're happy to do whatever we can to get the message out that all men should swear never to commit violence against women."

White Ribbons and wristbands will be available at Bluetongue Stadium during this Sunday-s Hyundai A-League week 15 clash with Brisbane Roar, while officers from the Domestic Violence Unit of the Brisbane Water Local Area Command will be on hand to promote awareness for the cause.

Proceeds from the purchases will go toward help for funding future awareness campaigns.

“Domestic Violence is unacceptable, and over the last few years unfortunately we have seen levels rise on the Central Coast, but thanks to the help of local organisations such as the Mariners we have made real inroads with this campaign, and we are hopefully making a real difference,” said Senior Constable Sylvia Raymond.

For more information, visit www.whiteribbonday.org.au