The Sport program at Marcellin prides itself on creating an environment that focuses on sportsmanship whilst developing physically, mentally and social skills of all of our boys. This weekend all 1st teams will look to take the next step and make an impact on all males within our community. Sport can be a fantastic vehicle to educate the broader community and this weekend we aim to highlight the importance on Men's Health, an issue that the Health and Physical Education department have promoted for many years via the Men's Health Night and year ten curriculum.
All boys representing Marcellin in Cross Country, 1st XVIII Football, 1st Hockey, 1st XV Rugby and 1st XI Soccer will all wear light blue socks to create a talking point for all players, officials and spectators. The aim is for males to take more care in their everyday health by making simple changes with their behaviour. We want boys to educate males in their life to:
- overcome the fear of visiting their GP regularly
- make physical activity a priority in their life
- eat healthy and reduce portion sizes.
- stop smoking
- reduce alcohol intake
- pick up the phone and talk to their mates.
Change is always hard but is easier with the help of others. We encourage sons, fathers, uncles, grandfathers, wives, sisters, grandmothers and daughters to all support the males in their life to make their health a priority.
Old boy Dr Bernie Crimmins is a fantastic support to our community regarding the issue of Mens Health. It is a passion of his and he is very well known for his drive to help all males make a change. Please take three minutes to listen to his advice.