Super League ref supports White Ribbon campaign
Super League Match Official Robert Hicks shows the red card to women’s domestic violence and proudly wears his White Ribbon on his blazer.
The White Ribbon Day was 25th November, which is also known as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
This day was the annual pinnacle of the campaign to urge men and boys to wear a White Ribbon as visible pledges never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
Ikram Butt, White Ribbon UK Ambassador, commented: "We are delighted that a high profile Super League Match Official such as Robert Hicks has agreed to show his support for the White Ribbon Campaign.
"Sadly, there is considerable evidence that suggest a link between sport and violence against women. Having Robert support the campaign is a tremendous boost for us and the sport of Rugby League."
Robert Hicks, added, I am really pleased to support such an important cause. I am proud to wear my White Ribbon as visible pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.’
Chris Green, Chief Executive of the White Ribbon Campaign UK, commented, ‘We are delighted that Robert has demonstrated his support to the campaign. Ikram is indeed a great sporting ambassador for us and continues to assist us in raising the profile and awareness of this important matter about our cause. Domestic Violence alone in the UK is estimated to costs victims, services, and the state of around £23 billion a year.’
Further information on the White Ribbon Campaign can be seen on: http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/