|Number of Bids||22|
|Starting Date||22-May-2016 12:00 AM|
|Ending Date||27-May-2016 7:07 PM|
These adidas football boots were worn by Isaac Smith during the Round 9 match v Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The match was played for the beyondblue cup. Boots were worn and were signed immediately after the game by Isaac Smith.
100% of the proceeds for the sale of these boots will be donated to Hawthorn's charity partner beyondblue.
Right now, 1 in 6 Aussies are experiencing depression or anxiety, or both. Hawthorn Football Club and beyondblue have been working alongside one another for over a decade by using football as a vehicle to raise awareness and also reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
In 2016, as part of the beyondblue Cup celebrations, all supporters were encouraged to look out for their mates and strike a conversation if someone doesn’t seem like themselves.
beyondblue Chairman The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC said the annual beyondblue Cup is an ideal opportunity to remind AFL footy fans how important it is to look after their own wellbeing and that of their mates.
“The beyondblue Cup is a great way to raise awareness of depression and anxiety and of beyondblue’s work within the AFL community,” he said
“One of the great things about football is how players look out for their teammates on the field. I hope this comradery reminds footy fans about the importance of looking out for their mates, not just physically, but mentally, and reaching out if they seem to be struggling.”
If you have a mate that you think needs support, gets some tips on how to reach out at beyondblue.org.au, or speak to a trained mental health professional through the beyondblue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or via an online chat (3PM-midnight).
To find out more about beyondblue’s programs, please visit beyondblue.org.au
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