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.
Date: Sunday, November 29th.
Venue: Carseldine playing fields (532 Beams Road, Carseldine)
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.
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.
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.