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Swansea football and rugby clubs invited to support White Ribbon campaign

Rugby and football clubs across Swansea are being asked to join the council in marking White Ribbon Day on Thursday November 25.

It is a national campaign to tackle male violence against women by asking men and boys to take a stand against violence and to challenge sexist and inappropriate behaviour.

Swansea RFC and Loughor RFC have signed-up with their players making short video pledges.

Other clubs including grassroots and community clubs are being asked to also join by posting their support on social media ahead of November 25 by using the hashtags #AllMenCan and #SwanseaMenCan.

Swansea Council Cabinet Member Andrew Stevens, who plays for Loughor, said: “Every three days a woman is killed by a man in the UK.

“Harassment and abuse affect women daily, in the street, workplaces and in their homes. It is a growing issue and it is our responsibility as men, to stop it.

“For White Ribbon Day this year, we are asking rugby and football clubs across Swansea to come together and say no to violence against women. Swansea men can make a change.

“I’m proud that my club is supporting this campaign and I would urge others – seniors and juniors – to join in and show their support for White Ribbon Day.”

Swansea Council will share all posts from its social media channels.

For more details and to access a pack on how your team can take part email: [email protected]