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Local blokes connect at free Cardinia Shire Blokes Night

Published: 20 April 2022

Local blokes are invited to attend Deep Creek Golf Club for a free night out with AFL legend Doug Hawkins and Senior Coach of Phillip Island Football Club Beau Vernon.

Enjoy a FREE parma’ and listen to two inspirational men – Doug Hawkins and Beau Vernon– talk about how to stay mentally healthy, as well as the importance of looking out for your mates.

An AFL legend of 350 games, Doug Hawkins helps improve men’s wellbeing through his involvement with the Western Bulldog’s Sons of the West program. The program focuses on healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health.

An unremarkable incident in a game of AFL footy left Beau Vernon with C5-C6 quadriplegia. Beau has since made a name for himself as a sensational motivational keynote speaker and is Senior Coach at Phillip Island Football Club. He talks passionately about inclusion, disability awareness and stepping outside your comfort zone to live the best life you can.

Want to work on your golf game before the event? Book early and secure an interactive golf masterclass led by coaches from Deep Creek Golf Club at 5pm, with dinner starting at 6pm.

We are delighted that the Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the event will be local Police Sergeant and resident, Danny Hower.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Jeff Springfield said: “It is important to learn about mental health and how to look after our mates, especially in recent times with storms, bushfires, and a pandemic.  These stressful events can impact our community’s mental health.”

Event details

When: Wednesday 18 May

  • 5 pm: Golf masterclass (limited places)
  • 6–9 pm: Dinner and speakers

Where: Deep Creek Golf Club, 62 Cameron Way Deep Creek Reserve, Pakenham 
Cost: Free (dinner will be provided).
RSVP: Via TryBooking by Sunday 15 May.

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