HERVEY Bay football players are stepping up against domestic violence with the help of Hervey Bay police.

The Seagulls rugby league club held a seminar for their older players to talk about domestic violence and its effects on the community.

About 20 players attended the seminar held by police - the first of its kind in the region.

STOP: Hervey Bay Seagulls president Nathan McGrath, Senior Constable Melissa Watherston, Kyle Greaves, Senior Constable Gavin Bucholz and Chris Wicks say 'no' to domestic violence. photo Lea Emery / Fraser Coast Chronicle
STOP: Hervey Bay Seagulls president Nathan McGrath, Senior Constable Melissa Watherston, Kyle Greaves, Senior Constable Gavin Bucholz and Chris Wicks say 'no' to domestic violence. photo Lea Emery / Fraser Coast Chronicle Lea Emery

Hervey Bay Seagulls president Nathan McGrath said the seminar was about giving players resources and education.

"(It is about) how they can help people that are potentially in a situation of domestic violence and give them a few skills around speaking up when they see something going on that is potentially not right," he said.

Hervey Bay Police district crime prevention officer Senior Constable Melissa Watherston said it was important police worked with young men to combat domestic violence.



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