How do I get involved in the
'Kick Off' program?
are a variety of ways you can become involved with 'Kick Off'. We are
always looking for those who can contribute to
the quality & expansion of the program & service.
particularly keen to have ex-players 'on board'; those
who have left the game and feel strongly about issues relating to depression,
general mental health, drugs, alcohol and so on. Perhaps your own experiences
during your playing days or following retirement have given you an insight into the
lifestyle of the player and the associated 'stressors'.
Becoming involved with our program & service gives you the opportunity to share
your experiences with our current players; helping them with your
'first hand' knowledge.
such as North Queensland, Central Queensland, Northern & Country New South
Wales & other Rural & Remote centres,
where Rugby League is played and where many of our young talent are
'spotted' for QRL, NSWRL & NRL Clubs, are in need of people who
can provide information, education & support. Just
& 'talent scouts' are vital in the identification of future
'stars', so are those who are able to oversee the young player's
development & growth, so that they may be adequately prepared for what possibly lies ahead
newsletters, brochures & other informational material are always in need of
fresh, new ideas, articles, accounts of personal expeeriences etc. We encourage
those who feel they have something to offer in this area to contact us or submit
also keen for those involved in Rugby League throughout the country to be mindful
of any problems players may be experiencing. Family, friends, team mates, coaches,
club officials, referees etc. are vital in the early identification of issues of
concern in relation to depression and risk taking behaviours. It is essential that
these concerns be followed up. We encourage you to make contact with our team
should you be sufficiently concerned about the welfare of an individual involved in
the game. You may also contact a GP, club doctor, psychologist, lifeline or
hospital mental health team if you choose. No matter which option, if there is a
serious concern, please speak with someone who can help. In this way you are very
much actively involved with the purpose & functions of the 'Kick Off'