(Back, from left) Colin Pope (Redbacks), Brendan Iles (Redbacks), Josh Klien (Cowboys), (front) Justin Wynn (Water Rats) and Kev Cooper (Cowboys).
(Back, from left) Colin Pope (Redbacks), Brendan Iles (Redbacks), Josh Klien (Cowboys), (front) Justin Wynn (Water Rats) and Kev Cooper (Cowboys).

Footy codes unite to curb violence

FISTS have ended the lives of young people across the country but three Warwick football clubs hope by wearing a punch, they will end violence in the Rose City.

The anticipated launch of the One Punch Can Kill campaign was officially received by the Warwick Cowboys (rugby league), Warwick Water Rats (rugby union) and the Warwick Redbacks (AFL) in conjunction with Warwick Police to curb violent behaviour among young men within the community.

Warwick Cowboys player Kev Cooper rated the completion of his boiler-making apprenticeship with his commitment to the team as any footballer charged with a violent offence is faced with a term of player suspension.

“It’s right up there, it’s really important to me,” Cooper said.

The clubs’ player and supporter kits will display the yellow One Punch Can Kill as a reminder to their commitment to the campaign and Warwick Police are seeking artists to design a banner to promote the slogan at games.



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