White Ribbon Cup: Swans vs. GIANTS

This article first appeared on the GWS GIANTS website.

The GIANTS and Swans will again play for the White Ribbon Cup when they face off in the Sydney Derby VII on Saturday at the SCG.

The GIANTS are proud supporters of White Ribbon, Australia’s only national, male led campaign to end men’s violence against women.

The White Ribbon Cup was launched at the inaugural Sydney Derby in round one, 2012.

The GIANTS won the White Ribbon Cup for the first time in their historic round one triumph over the Swans at Spotless Stadium last year.

The Cup returned to the Swans after their victory in the corresponding fixture at the SCG in round 15.

GIANTS co-captains Callan Ward and Phil Davis are passionate ambassadors for White Ribbon and ending violence against women. 

White Ribbon are also a premium community partner of the club.

One woman a week in Australia is killed as a result of intimate partner violence, one in five Australian women experience harassment in the workplace and one in five women over the age of 18 will be stalked in their lifetime.

The White Ribbon campaign works through primary prevention initiatives including awareness and education raising with schools, work places and across the broader community.

Their vision is  to have all women live in safety free from all forms of men’s violence.

The winning captain will be presented with the White Ribbon Cup following Saturday’s game. The player judged best on ground will receive the Brett Kirk Medal.

Sydney captain Jarrad McVeigh with the White Ribbon Cup last year.