Gary McAllister Day - Player Welfare

08 April 2016

Special Day to celebrate Gary and Mental Health Awareness

Saturday is the annual Gary McAllister Day vs Xavier. Gary was an inspiration as premiership captain at Bernards and as a 20yr teacher at Xavier. The two clubs come together to celebrate his great contribution to our two communities.

Mental Health awareness is a most important issue, with the club setting up a support group for our players, a group that is also open to all supporters.


The Club is keenly aware that young men playing at the club face many pressures in their busy lives. Family, study, work, relationships and football commitments, can individually and combined be very demanding to balance and manage successfully.


The Football Club wants to provide as much support as possible, so once again this year we have a “Player Welfare Group”. It is a group of five leading club people, each with different but complimentary professional skills, on whom players can call when personal assistance is required.


This group can be approached at any time for help on physical, club, relationship, financial or mental health issues, and discussions will remain strictly confidential.


Should the Player Welfare Group itself not have the specific skills required for an individual case, referrals to medical or other experts can be organized.


So if you feel troubled at any time by any issues, and feel a chat and some advice or assistance could help, please do not hesitate to approach the Player Welfare Group.




Contact Details: Senior Players


Bernie Comerford                               0407 821 263


Justin Evans                        0414 503 844


Glen Burgin                                      0438 201 369


Contact Details: U/19 Players


Peter Holland                   0423 024 890


Shane Denahy                            0419 312 531




The SBOCFC Committee