Tomorrow Man & Kai Eardley Fund Partner with Sharks on Mental Health

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:47 PM

On Wednesday night, the East Fremantle Football Club teamed up with Ryder and Zac from Tomorrow’s Architects (in partnership with the Kai Eardley Fund) to deliver a thoroughly engaging workshop to 47 Sharks players; a cross section of academy, colts, community and a senior player.  The workshop focused on breaking the “Man Code”, busting the male stereotype and strengthening the male emotional muscle.

As many of you may be aware Kai Eardley passed away in tragic circumstances just over twelve months ago.  The Eardley family have long been a part of the East Fremantle Football Club family and through their hard work and strong commitment to men’s health the aim of The Kai Eardley Fund [held with The Fremantle Foundation] is to create positive change for the mental health of our youth and to honour the life of Kai Eardley.

Zac and Ryder started their journey working with Jim Stynes through his foundation and since Jim’s passing have continued their passion in working with young men in the mental health space, providing the tools necessary to speak up, become resilient and seek help, whether it be someone close or professionally.  The young men in the room are to be commended for they were able to open up and share their stories, in what was a powerful session, filled with emotion and humour.

The club looks forward to continuing to provide these opportunities for to the East Fremantle Football community.

For further information on the Kai Eardley Fund visit http://kai-fella.com.au/ and Tomorrow’s Man https://www.tomorrowman.com.au/

 

Photo: East Fremantle’s Tim Bristow, Ryder and Zac share ideas.