The Hyundai A-League will dedicate Week 16 of its 2010/11 competition to Movember, the month long charity initiative that raises funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue, the national depression initiative, and the Movember Foundation This is the second time the Hyundai A-League has got behind Movember by creating a Men’s Health Week, supported by Australian spring water brand Cool Ridge.
“Players and management from the Hyundai A-League have been active participants and ambassadors for Movember for a few years now” said Head of the Hyundai A-League Lyall Gorman. “This year we’re pleased to again make a united and official level of support for Movember and its causes. We’re only too happy to do this via match day experience and encouraging the players to grow mo’s and support the cause.”
Week 16, known as Movember Men’s Health Week, supported by Cool Ridge Spring Water, includes five matches, played at various stadiums across the country over the weekend November 26th to 28th.
Jim Slattery, Movember spokesperson , is grateful to have the support of the players, the Hyundai A-League and FFA to help continue the conversation around men’s health. “Part of Movember’s mission is to provoke discussion and to get blokes talking about their health and the related issues. By doing this, we’re able to inform and raise awareness of prostate cancer and depression in men and hopefully, help and extend a few lives along the way.”
As well as match day activities, players from Hyundai A-League clubs will grow Mos for Movember. Hyundai A-League Mo Bros so far include: Newcastle Jets pair Ben Kennedy and Ljubo Milicevic, the majority of the North Queensland Fury squad including stars David Williams and Chris Payne, Central Coast Mariners entire squad including coaching and support staff, stars from across the Tasman including Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante, Paul Ifill, Mani Muscat, Chris Greenacre, Vince Lia and Daniel, as well as players from Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Sydney FC.
Cool Ridge Spring Water is a major sponsor of Movember and passionate supporter of the Hyundai A-League. In the spirit of its partnership with Movember, Cool Ridge bottles will feature classic Mo’ styles – such as The Magnum, The Burgundy and The Gable – and 5c from each bottle and six pack sold (up to $100,000) will be donated to the cause.