Bring your friends along for a good cause.

On Sunday 8th March, the Hockey Club will host its “Scarred For Life” memorial match in honour of past players Ken Howes and Stuart “Scar” Campbell, both of whom took their own lives in 2016.  The proceeds from the game will be used to sponsor a student to attend Camp Hero, an initiative by Perth mental health charity Zero2Hero.

Register to play in the match – Email Colin Fox and bring your $5 along on the day – summer hockey rules apply.

The club will also host a mental health awareness session with guest speaker Mike Dyson from Good Blokes Co.

Mike will be facilitating an interactive conversation about how we can do mental health better, in our personal networks and throughout the Margaret River community.  Mike will guide us through a short exploration of the landscape of mental health in Australia (particularly from a men’s perspective) and help us to explore how we can find simple ways to support each other and keep our mates happy and healthy.

This is for local sporting clubs aimed at educating club leaders and members in the recognition and management of mental illness within playing groups, this talk is FREE to all so come and have a listen.

There will also be children’s entertainment  throughout the day – 7-a-side hockey fun – so bring your stick if you have one!

It’s a fundraiser day – so bring along some cash for raffle, a coffee, homemade cakes, BBQ lunch.  Bar open from 1.00pm

Registrations for 2020 now open, come and meet the committee, coaches and learn more about our club.

BIO: Mike Dyson

Mike Dyson is a Rites of Passage facilitator with a passion for reframing mental health and masculinity in a positive light.  Mike works with private, school, community and corporate groups creating fun, engaging spaces to have open, honest and real conversations about manhood and mental health.  Mike believes that mateship can be a force for positive change, driving better mental health for Australian men.

Good Blokes Co

Good Blokes Co facilitate father son camps, mother son camps, mates camps, rites of passage camps and men’s gatherings that help men to become the best they can be for the benefit of themselves and everyone around them.

Story covered by The Augusta Margaret River Mail