Revheads pledge to keep up support
The Revheads Foundation will continue its support for welfare and education organisation Outside The Locker Room, director David Annear says.
OTLR is a nationwide organisation providing sporting clubs, schools and businesses with support on topics such as drugs, alcohol, depression and suicide.
Mr Annear said Revheads decided to sponsor OTLR to raise awareness of mental health among young adults.
“This organisation is absolutely necessary, everybody knows just how much trouble there is in sport, especially football,” he said.
In March, the second annual Tackling Suicide Celebrity and Charity football match was held in Perth, involving former AFL players getting back on the field.
All the money raised from the games supports OTLR and its educational sessions.
OTLR WA branch special events manager Kristi Annear said Revheads supported the organisation through profits made at its annual weekend event.
“The Revheads Foundation gave us money towards getting uniforms and footballs. If we didn’t have that sponsorship, those would have come out of our profit,” she said.
“This way all the money made at the match goes back into the program, which helps run our program through sporting clubs in the schools.”
Last year Revheads donated an estimated $1500.
Mr Annear said Revheads would support the next match in March.
Former AFL player Jake Edwards founded OTLR after been diagnosed with depression as a young adult.
Edwards now dedicates his time to raising mental health awareness.
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