Congratulations to the Bankstown Sports team who competed in Canterbury-Bankstown City Council’s annual White Ribbon Day Tug-O-War event at the John Mackay Indoor Sports Centre in Bankstown, to stand up against violence against women.
Adrian Dinale, Phillip Mac, Matthew Thorne, John Vassallo and Josh Carmichael were up against 26 teams from local businesses, community and government organisations, and finished third in their pool of five. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it to the semi-finals but they did have some very brutal matches against previous Tug-O-War champions and seasoned players, and did very well to hold their own.
The final match was a best-of-three between the Police Transit Command and the NSW Ambulance service, and PTC took out the first two rounds to win the trophy.
In the school-aged event, Condell Park High were up against Sir Joseph Banks College, and thanks to their fantastic team strategy (and their size!) Condell Park came out on top.
To cap off a great day, students from Bankstown Public School who are currently going through the 10-week RESPECT course, which targets primary aged boys and teaches them how to engage in appropriate and respectful relationships with women and girls, performed a song they wrote together about the importance of respecting women.