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9 November, 2020

Roosters mo up for Movember

THE Atherton Roosters have decided to shave down for Movember with seven of the A-grade side donning moustaches to support men’s mental health.

By Rhys Thomas

NO SHAVE: Adam Molloy, Ned Blackman, Anthony Curcio and Luke La Rosa are all growing a mo in support of Movember.

THE Atherton Roosters have decided to shave down for Movember with seven of the A-grade side donning moustaches to support men’s mental health. 

Movember is an annual charity fundraiser specifically targeting men’s mental health and looks to open up the conversation around men’s mental health. 

The Roosters have so far raised $350 out of their $2000 goal and the players will be doing raffles and other fundraising activities during November. 

Atherton Roosters A grade side player and organiser of their Movember efforts, Luke La Rosa wants to use this as an opportunity to talk about men’s mental health. 

“It’s no secret that there are a lot of men’s mental health issues and health issues that are hard to talk about,” he said.

“This is a perfect opportunity for us to raise some awareness and make it more acceptable and common to talk about these issues. 

“The boys have been growing some facial hair for a while but now they’ve turned them into some seedy moustaches.” 

The money raised will go directly to Movember to help support a number of men’s mental health and health issues from prostate cancer to suicide. 

“Atherton is a really close team and a really close club, we’re really progressive in that we talk about these issues and raise money for different charities,” Mr La Rosa said.

“If you talk to any of the boys they would all know someone that has been impacted or affected by suicide. 

“It really is a platform for us to make sure that everyone knows that it’s alright to talk about it and for what can sometimes be a tough environment it is also very supportive.”


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