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Carlton AFLW star Darcy Vescio to speak at the Getting Gender in the Game forum

4th July 2017 10:40am

Carlton AFLW star Darcy Vescio to speak at Dianella Health’s ‘Respect: Join the Club – Getting Gender in the Game’ forum.

Dianella Health is proud to be backing female participation in sport with the help of two household names in Australian football for the ‘Respect: Join the Club – Getting Gender in the Game’ forum.

Dianella’s health promotion team has been working closely with Aussie rules icon and passionate prevention of violence against women advocate Phil Cleary in sharing the message of equality and respect for women with local football clubs. He will emcee the ‘Getting Gender in the Game’ forum and lead a discussion with Carlton AFLW star Darcy Vescio.


Vescio – the leading AFLW goal kicker, Most Valuable Player nominee and marquee Carlton forward – will share her AFLW experience and reflect on the part she plays in the cultural shift taking place within the sport.


Cleary, a legendary player and coach with VFA/VFL club Coburg, has been at the forefront of challenging male violence against women since the murder of his sister at the hands of her ex-boyfriend 30 years ago. He has been a major component of Dianella’s ‘Respect: Join the Club’ campaign, visiting Tullamarine, Jacana, Craigieburn, Westmeadows and Roxburgh Park football clubs. Supported by the Essendon Districts Football League and AFL Vic, Cleary and Dianella Health spoke with the teams at their clubs about the importance of gender inclusivity at all levels of the game.


The event will also see the launch of the ‘Respect: Join the Club’ video, which showcases the work EDFL clubs are undertaking to make football a level playing field for women, men, boys and girls in Hume.


A limited number of free tickets are available. 
Dinner included. RSVP essential.

Where: Windy Hill, Cnr Napier & Brewster Streets
Essendon, 3040
When: Wednesday 2nd August, 6.30 – 8.30PM 
Bookings & Info: www.respectjtc.eventbrite.com.au