St George Illawarra Dragons Assistant Coach Dean Young proudly presented an important message to raise awareness of White Ribbon Day at Bulli High School on Wednesday.

The Assistant Coach was joined by Dragons Community to discuss in front of nearly 200 male students the importance of respecting females in all environments as well as promoting key discussion points on issues surrounding this.

Young spoke passionately about the amount of respect that he placed on women in his life including his wife, daughters, sister and mother.

Young also encouraged the students to take to social media when they were at home and show their support by taking the pledge: “I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women, this is my oath.”

Long-time Red V Members and Bulli High School teacher Leanne Hicks served as the White Ribbon Day organiser for the secondary school and thanked Young and the Club for their involvement on the day.

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women.

White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global movement, aims to create an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse