Story by Mark Jonas
Hi Sainters

This week in the AFL all clubs will be wearing Blue arm bands to continue the awareness of mental health in our society. This will kick off on Friday night when the Hawks & Swans play for the “Beyond Blue” Cup.

Mental heath is a huge issue which effects men & women of all ages so this is a very important round on the AFL calendar

Through the hard work of our Pres, Lee Robinson and one of our Vets player, Cam Matthews, (who is a Player development player at the Hawthorne Football Club), we have been lucky enough to get star Hawks duo, Tom Mitchell and Taylor Duryea down at Quambee this Saturday when we play Norwood for the Des Ryan Cup, to help spead the word and awareness of this very important cause.

Both Tom and Taylor have both put their hand up to be Mental Heath Ambassadors for the Hawthorn Football Club this year.

Tom and Taylor will be at the club from 11.30 – 3pm and during this time will be talking to our Under 19 boys as well as talking to the Senior boys in their pre-game address as well as helping them to put on their Beyond Blue wrist band tape on.

The boys will also be talking to our members at half time about Beyond Blue and the great work they are doing in our society. Both Tom and Taylor will also be available for Autographs for all you Hawks fans.

Lets get as many Saints members down to Quambee on Saturday to help get our boys over the line as well as meeting these two Hawks Champs who have given up their time to come down to talk to our boys and members and help make us all aware of this very important round and the work that Beyond Blue are doing to help save people in our socitey who are going through some very difficult times.

On behalf of everyone at the NRFC, may l thank Tom and Taylor for the work you are doing and best of luck tomorrow night against the Swans.