Bolton behind White Ribbon Day 2012

Melbourne Heart has supported White Ribbon Day over the past three years and has continued to advocate the campaign through two of its Club stalwarts.

Melbourne Heart has supported White Ribbon Day over the past three years and has continued to advocate the campaign through two of its Club stalwarts; goalkeeper Clint Bolton and Matt Thompson.

White Ribbon is the only national violence against women prevention campaign, which aims to raise awareness among Australian men and adolescents about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women.

According to statistics, one in three women will be assaulted or abused in her lifetime in Australia

This week Matt Thompson will take the pledge at the Fitzroy Youth Centre on Thursday, while Melbourne Heart's community department will conduct clinics at Dandenong on Sunday as part of a White Ribbon initiative.

Clint Bolton is set to feature in a video for La Trobe University students, advocating the important role that men play in speaking out against violence against women, which was set to launch today as part of the new Living Well website for students.

Game Development Officer, Josh Bondin will participate in the Walk against Family Violence in the city on Friday.

“As positive role models, our players play an important role in influencing the behaviours of Australian men and boys," Sue Crow, Melbourne Heart Community General Manager, said.

"Respect is at the heart of everything we do at our club so we are happy to support the White Ribbon campaign.”

You can learn more about White Ribbon here.