Glenroy Football Club's, Ossie Savatico is the Essendon DFL's first White Ribbon Ambassador. This came out of the AFL Victoria's Fair Game Respect Matters Program.
AFL Victoria's clear position on social responsibility is that discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and abuse are all intolerable. Everyone has the right to work, play and socialise in a safe and respectful environment.
For example, the safe and equal participation for women and girls in the roles they choose - on or off the field - is a priority.
The 'Fair Game Respect Matters' program helps clubs create welcoming, socially inclusive environments. Research suggests that gender-equitable policies, programs and environments, which are based on respect, reduce the rates of violence against women.
Katrina Leason FGRM Program Manager is available at the leagues office by appointment.
Phone: 8341 6075