As a player, there was no denying Alan Tongue’s commitment to the Canberra Raiders’ cause. These days, he’s part of a much more important campaign: the NRL’s Voice Against Violence program.
Alan generously gave up his time to chat with our rugby league podcast Dead In Goal. He shared his experiences in conducting workshops across the country and the Pacific, as he helps spread the word about one of the most vital programs under the NRL’s banner.
“Our Voice Against Violence workshops are designed around educating and raising awareness of the prevention of domestic violence,” the 12-season, 220-game Canberra Raider told Dead In Goal.
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“We work a lot with the under-15s to 20s age bracket, because we really believe it's an important age, where the young men are going into probably their first serious relationship.
“It's also an important age bracket for us because these young players are transitioning from junior rugby league into the seniors. We believe the workshops provide an important understanding of what you need to do on the field, but also the example you need to set off it.”
To find out more about the Voice Against Violence program, and to hear Alan Tongue talk about his own awesome footy career, hit-up the podcast play button above.