Ambitious Initiative Program
Promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention for our youth. This successful program is conducted by the Rotary Club of Ulverstone West with partners beyondblue, Ulverstone Football Club, North West Umpires Association and Hawthorn Football Club.
Each year 180+ young kids benefit from an AusKick Clinic in Ulverstone, with at least three Hawthorn Football Club players conducting the clinic. Hawthorn have supported this program since 2013.
BROCK McLEAN beyondblue speaker
Brock McLean former Melbourne and Carlton champion was our marquee player for 2016. Brock played a roster game with Ulverstone Football Club in the traditional Anzac Day game against Penguin Football Club. Brock proved to be a great success in his first appearance on the North-West Coast.
Brock spoke of his experience with mental health, fairness, and equality and his life in football. He also told of his plans for life after football, at an evening function, attended by some 100 young players and guests.
The program has been so successful that the Smithton Football Club and Deloraine Football Clubs have replicated stage one of the plan into to their clubs and communities.