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3 August, 2022

NRL Legend visiting Cairns

HIGH-PROFILE First Nations campaign supporter NRL legend Scott Prince has joined as part of the fourth phase of the ‘Stop it at the Start’ campaign and is coming to Cairns on Tuesday, August 30, to run a Respect Coaching Clinic for young people.


Scott Prince - encouraging respect for community

The former Broncos and West Tigers player will run a Respect Coaching Clinic in Cairns, where he will teach young people the importance of respect and share tips and tools in instructing children about respect in sport, the community and respect for young girls and women. 

With 1 in 6 women and 1 in 25 men experiencing at least one sexual assault by the time they are 15 years, Scott is calling on their family, friends, community and mob to continue to have a yarn with young people in their lives, and join the pledge, to ‘Bring Up Respect.’ 

Scott Prince, from the Kalkadoon People in Mt Isa, played NRL for the Brisbane Broncos and the West Tigers in NSW and now uses his role as both a father and a coach to have conversations about respect with young people. 

“Community has a massive role in teaching our young people about respect,” Prince said. 

“Whatever is accepted when they are young will flow on into their teenage and adult lives, so it’s important that we get them at the start and teach them what is accepted in community. 

“I draw a lot of inspiration for myself as a father, an uncle, a brother and also a coach. 

“I draw inspiration from our culture and our elders to pass down to the next generation, and I wanted to be a part of ‘Stop it at the Start’ because I’m passionate about respect towards everyone in our community, especially the women in our lives.” 

The fourth phase of the Federal Government’s ‘Stop it at the Start’ campaign, which aims to help break the cycle of violence by encouraging adults to reflect on their attitudes and have conversations about respect with young people, sends a powerful message that all violence against women starts with disrespect. 

Minister for Social Services, the Hon Amanda Rishworth MP, said the Australian Government is committed to working towards a future free from family, domestic and sexual violence. 

“‘Stop it at the Start’ is helping to raise awareness in younger people of the importance of respectful behaviour in relationships and the steps we can take to break the cycle of violence,” Minister Rishworth said. 

For conversation starters, tools and resources, visit:  www.respect.gov.au


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