It's not OK rugby league champion club wins national award - 24 January 2017

The achievements "off the field" in running a club-level It's not OK campaign has led to He Tauaa Rugby League club in Invercargill winning the national title for grassroots rugby league club of the year.

Vic Tamati and He Tauaa

He Tauaa committee member Chris Perriam was heavily involved in introducing messages to prevent family violence and said they 'jumped at the chance' to push the message as a champion club for the campaign.

"A lot of us have been in that situation where we've seen family violence, and not just family violence but violence as a whole. We thought we would try lead the charge in spreading the message," Perriam said.

The club has installed banners and flags with the messages as well as heard from campaign champion Vic Tamati about family violence and their role in preventing it.

Club supporters and players are all taking part in promoting the anti-violence messages on and off the field, which has led to a noticeable improvement in sideline behaviour during games.

The It’s not OK Campaign has resources for sports clubs.

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