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LIVIN Charity Shield | Sunday November 29th | Sign Up Today!

2020 LIVIN Charity Shield
The annual Kick It Charity Shield returns in November with LIVIN and mental health as the focus.

Our partnership with LIVIN started back in 2016 as a way to bring the community together and highlight the stigmas and barriers associated with mental health and depression among young people.

We were fortunate enough to be joined by the majority of the Brisbane Broncos to help ram home the message that “nobody suffers in silence”.

Five years on and the mental health is more important than ever, in particular in light of COVID-19.

1 in 5 Australians will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives. That number could realistically be 1 in 4 after a tough 2020.

The young Australians affected by depression and health issues aren’t always men. Women are just as susceptible.

1 in 6 women in Australia are impacted by mental health issues during the lifetime. Its time to make a stand!

So what exactly can we do? 
We can create awareness of the issue and bring the greater community together to celebrate something we all love; touch footy.

We can raise vital funds for the education programs towards mental health and depression.

We can create a strong community focus that nobody suffers alone. #itaintweaktospeak

Players who take the field on Sunday, November 29th are encouraged to look around and just think that on average two players in every team have been affected by hardship.


Event Details

Date: Sunday, November 29th.
Venue: Carseldine playing fields (532 Beams Road, Carseldine)
Time: 10-5pm
Pools: Mens, Mixed & Womens
Games: 4x 20-minute games + finals
Cost: 250 per team (no player limit)

All profits from your team registrations will be donated back to LIVIN and their educational programs.

Prizes
Mens, mixed and womens champions will take home an Arriverderci Pizzeria voucher valued at $300.

All players in grand final runners up teams will receive a Newstead Remedial Message voucher valued at $30.

LIVIN will once again sponsor the event try leaderboard. Players who top the Try leaderboard in Mens, mixed and womens will each receive a LIVIN merchandise pack.

Range Brewing (Newstead) will take care of the Assist leaderboard. Players who top the Assist leaderboard at the end of the pool rounds in their respective division will win a 4-pack of fresh ales.

All players who notch up a try during their pool matches will score a Grill’d Chermside voucher. If a player scores more than 1 try – give your second voucher it to a teammate!

All players who kick a 20/10 in your pool matches will receive a free large coffee voucher for Power Station Co available to be used at Aspley, Nundah or West End.

Food & Drink
We will be running a sausage sizzle from 1pm in the canteen area. Drinks and Zooper Doopers will be available.

All profits from the BBQ and drinks will be donated towards Diabetes Australia.

Competitions
Back by popular demand is the Kick It Touch 20/10 knock out competition.

This competition will be held during the midday break (approx 1pm).

The 20/10 knockout competition is open to all players.

The rules are simple, if you miss your 20/10 kick, you’re out. We’ll keep kicking until there is a last man or woman standing!

Winners will receive some Kick It or LIVIN merchandise.

Kick It Shop
As part of our continued support of LIVIN, we’re offering all players the chance to grab a Kick It branded player’s cap for the event.

Thanks to Struddys, the hats will be on sale from our online shop or under the Kick It marquee on the day. Hats will be selling at $23. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Card and direct debt facilities available.

LIVIN Pop Up Shop
LIVIN will be making an appearance at this year’s event and bringing their merchandise to you.

This is the easiest way to grab your piece of clothing to help raise funds for mental health and depression.

Card facilities available.

Be sure to spread the word for this amazing event. #itaintweaktospeak

Team registrations are now open! Visit the Charity Shield page for more information.

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2019 LIVIN Charity Shield | Sunday, May 5th | Register Now!

livin charity tournament. Kick It. Brisbane. Taringa. Stafford. Monday. Redcliffe.
Taringa will play host to the 2019 Kick It LIVIN Charity Shield for the fourth consecutive year on Sunday, May 5th.

The tournament plays a pivotal role in the Kick It events calendar with all profits from the day donated back to LIVIN as we continue the fight against mental health and depression.

The event was first founded in 2016 after a mutual relationship was struck between Kick It and LIVIN aimed to eliminate the stigmas associated with mental health in the Rugby League community.

The concept quickly grew and with the aid of the local community we have been able to create a truely unique event where we all share a common goal.

Thanks to the contributions from our event players, teams and sponsors, we have been fortunate enough to make several four-digit donations.

Take a look at our hugely successful 2018 event. Hear from LIVIN co-founder Casey Lyons on why the charity shield is important.

“Catch the Cause, Kick The Stigma”
Together with LIVIN, we are proud to announce the 2019 Kick It LIVIN Charity Shield, this May.


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Tournament Details
Date:
 Sunday, May 5th.
Venue: Jack Cook Memorial Park. (50 Indooroopilly Road, Taringa)
Kickoff: 10am. (until approx 4pm)
Format: Four 20-minute pool matches + finals. (Mens and Mixed divisions)
Cost: $200 per team (max 12 players).
Prizes: Plenty of prizes will be up for grabs for all teams and finals champions thanks to our event sponsors Arrivederci Pizzeria, Grill’d, Range Brewing and Power Station Co.
Team registrations are open to anyone!

Visit our LIVIN Charity Shield page to register your team!

Misfits, Dodgers take out LIVIN charity Tournament

livin charity tournament. Kick It. Brisbane.

Misfits are the NEW LIVIN charity tournament champions after defeating Kickaholics Anonymous in a gutsy 3-0 performance on Sunday.

Representing the Toowoomba mixed competition, Misfits started out strong drawing their first two matches against Troopers and Bornlosers.

A third round pool match win against Burners and a 5-2 mixed/mens demolition of Dodgers secured their place in the top 4 as the second highest seeded team.

New South Wales Origin star Beau Hess backed up his Wednesday night performance with a four-try effort, while vice captain Racheal Parker notched up a couple of tries.

Kickaholics Anonymous stayed red-hot through the day going undefeated throughout the pool matches to finish on top of the ladder heading into finals.

Maroons’ captain Jess Sleep combined for two tries and two try assists, while Blues representative Isaac Mobbs and Bailey Cordery scored 3 tries of their own.

LIVIN charity tournament mixed runners up.


The third annual Kick It LIVIN charity tournament took place at Jack Cook Memorial Park, Taringa with a close-nit community feel featuring LIVIN co-founder Casey Lyons.

The goal was to raise awareness and vital funds for mental health and depression. Together with LIVIN, we can help kick the stigma associated with this debilitating disease one game at a time. Speak out. Nobody suffers alone.

A special thanks go to Ciaron from Cattledogs who organised a raffle at short-notice with all ticket sales donated back to LIVIN.
Raffle winners
Tx #39 – Dan Caruana (Cobras)
Tx #69 – Camilla Williams (Burners)

Thank you to our event partners, Arrivederci Pizzeria, Grill’d and Share Story.
We look forward to a bigger and better 2019 LIVIN charity tournament!

Sportsmanship on show between our mixed 2 finalists.


In their first Kick It Touch tournament, Dodgers’ showcased some solid traditional touch footy skills, speed and savvy defence as they defeated 2017 champions Spartans in their opening pool match.

2017 runners up Beau Knows were their next victim with a classy and hard-fought 3-2 win in trying conditions.

Playing a man down, Dodgers would go on to draw against mixed finalists Kickaholics Anonymous 5-5 before falling to Misfits 5-2 in the final pool match.

The Spartans endured a similar fate, losing just one pool match to finish second on for and against.

Mens top try scorer and Spartans’ captain Ben scored five of this team’s 13 tries. Beau Knows’ Christian Kereszteny and Nek Set’s Shaun Wickham finished the day tied on 5 tries.

The mens grand final would be a repeat of this morning’s mens match between Dodgers and Spartans.

Some tough rucking and rock-solid defence ensured some fiery and gutsy play.

The opportunistic Dodgers capitalised on a multitude of errors by Spartans’ to secure a 2-1 victory.

Livin charity tournament mens champions

Thank you to everyone for their involvement in the 2018 LIVIN Charity tournament.
See you again next year!

Four-Peat for Next-Gen Untouchables

Taringa Autumn season - Next-Gen Untouchables

Taringa champions Next-Gen Untouchables have made it four mixed grand final wins on the trot after defeating Burners 5-1 in the final on Tuesday night.

The result marks only the second time in Kick It history that a team has won four mixed titles in a row and the first at Taringa.

Next-Gen Untouchables also claimed the 2017 Cash Day tournament to make it a clean sweep over the last twelve months.


The Burners made it to their second grand final in as many seasons as the challengers hoped to end the streak of the green team.

Their trademark rucking style and scrambling defence was a feature early on as they held Untouchables scoreless in the opening 10 minutes.

It took a spark from Queensland Origin representative Bec Rophia to crack the Burners defence, before former Redcliffe representative Bronson Butler capitalised on the next possession.

It took until the 19th minute for Burners to post their first points after new New South Wales captain Joe Flannery pounced on a loose ball to dive over the line.

The 1-1 deadlock was broken early in the second half with Next-Gen Untouchables captain Tammy Haydock crossing for her first try.

After relentless pressure and a handful of repeat sets on the Burners goal line, Tammy crossed for her second to ice the game with just minutes left on the clock.

Final: 5-1
Try scorers | Next Gen Untouchables – Tammy (2), Bronson. Burners – Joe
Player of the Match | Tammy
A big thanks to our grand final champions sponsor Arrivederci Pizzeria (Milton).



The Bermuda Bri-Angles defeated Footy McFootface 5-2 to secure their first mixed 2 crown since entering the competition in 2017.

In a match that featured two grand final rookies, the stage was set for an enthralling matchup.

New South Wales duo Alec McMaster and Archie Walter featured as the pair put on nice inside ball to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.

Man of the match Harry Elmes broke the game wide open early in the second half with a craft kick-and-chase to score before a couple of late tries sealed the victory.

It was a tremendous effort by Footy McFootface to make the grand final after being forced to play two semi-finals matches against Out Of Touch with both going to extra time.

Experienced David Curti found the try line and got a result for his side to lead them to the grand final match.


A big thanks to our grand final runners up sponsor Grill’d Toowong.


Well done to our 2018 Taringa Autumn LIVIN top try scorers!


Camilla earns the top honour for the second time in four seasons, while Out Of Touch captain Chris went on a try scoring feast from the mid-way point of the season to secure his first crown. All LIVIN top try scorers received some LIVIN merchandise.

Winter season kicks-off at Taringa on Tuesday, June 5th. To Register your team, click here. For season details and information regarding Taringa, visit the Taringa venue page.