Officer-in-charge Jason Chetham and CQ Capras coach Jason Hetherington are hoping to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Officer-in-charge Jason Chetham and CQ Capras coach Jason Hetherington are hoping to raise awareness about domestic violence. Laura Mckee

Capras players go purple for domestic violence month

DOMESTIC violence has no place in society.

That's the message from CQ Capras coach Jason Hetherington for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

Hetherington's players will wear purple socks in next weekend's clash with the PNG Hunters at Marley Brown Oval.

He said domestic violence must not be hidden under the carpet, with about 60% of domestic violence cases not reported to police.

"We thought it as fitting and appropriate to lend our support for the anti-violence campaign for women," Hetherington said.

"It's crucial to get the word out there and make awareness of it.

"Rugby league is a pretty hard sport so we hope the message will get across."

The Capricornia Police District is 90% above the state average in the rate of domestic violence cases.

One third of all women will be subjected to domestic violence in their lifetime.



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