Black Dog Day
On Saturday 19 May the Brentwood Booragoon Football Club hosted a charity match in support of The Black Dog Institute.
The Black Dog Institute aims to improve the lives of people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and suicide through research, education and training.
This is the first year the Brentwood Booragoon Football Club have held a charity event to raise funds for mental health issues.
The date was chosen in conjunction with the WA Amateur Football League’s Men’s Health Round with the club aiming to raise awareness that the high rates of mental health and male suicide coinsides with men's health issues.
The players wear a specially designed guernsey which incorporated the club’s traditional colours of blue, red and white along with the colour black to represent the Black Dog Institute as well as their logo. The club commented that “Many designs were drafted and put to the playing group, in the end we feel this design best represents the club, the players and the charity”
The club also be awarded best on ground medals ‘The Stackpole & Mark Siden Medals’ named after two life members.
The charity match was played at Karoonda Park, Booragoon against Belmont Districts.
The club would like to give a big thank you to all the Sponsors who jumped on board and helped make this day a success and also a big thank you to Danny Souther (former AFL player) who came down to the club and talk about men's health and his experiences.
The club would like to give a huge thank you to Liam Pack for driving and organising this great day!!