Okay not to be Okay
In rugby some of the things we celebrate are strength, togetherness, toughness, and courage. From the Rovers Ripping it up under the midday sun, to the gentz being roared up the field by Robbo, to the Prems lighting up the padang and finally to the Wrinklies trundling round the park in anticipation for a cold steinie. No matter the age or the grade, we celebrate these acts both on and off the field as a club.
However, in life it is okay to feel weak, to feel lonely, to feel sad, to feel like you’re not okay. All of us have issues, insecurities, self-doubt and can feel like we have no one to turn to. Due to impact of COVID-19 and the circuit breaker we are at a time of uncertainty and isolation, and discussing our mental health is more important now than ever.
If at any time you feel that you need someone to talk to or confide in then please reach out to any of the executive committee. Your teammates and club mates are always available for the customary shit chat, edgey memes and Gully bantz, and many will be happy to lend an ear if you ask, but if you don’t quite feel comfortable enough to do, the exec are always free to listen.
As well as this, we encourage you all to reach out to your mates to see how they are doing and keep up regular communication. A NSFW message always brightens up my day, but someone asking “how are you actually getting on” can be a gateway for those needing to get something off their chest.
We may play in different teams come the whistle but we are ONE CLUB, ONE WANDERERS.
Friendly Fridays will return and Rugby will return!
If you want to reach out, here are the numbers to find the welcome ears:
Scotty Cochrane: +44 7477161958
Muzza: +65 91395209
Shaf: +65 97351428
DJ Fodes: +65 82185214
Gully: +65 98220384