Laces for respect

LACED: Doing up their orange laces are Tristan Binder (A grade), Trent Polkinghorne (B grade), Bodhi Fauser (under 13), Marlie Fauser and Jesse Dorward (under 9).

LACED: Doing up their orange laces are Tristan Binder (A grade), Trent Polkinghorne (B grade), Bodhi Fauser (under 13), Marlie Fauser and Jesse Dorward (under 9).

Boston Football Club is asking players of all grades to wear orange laces on their footy boots this weekend to show their stance against social violence.

Lace Up Against Social Violence is a campaign run by Step Back Think involving football players across the country wearing the orange laces to spread awareness.

The campaign hopes to educate people to prevent violence such as bar brawls, street fights or bullying at school.

Boston junior committee member Jason Dorward said the club was happy to take part as it was an important message to get out.

“As much as you are a team on the ground you’ve got to look after your mates off the ground,” he said.

“I know people that have been involved in a one punch and I’ve seen the effect it has on the person involved and their family.”

Boston will be handing the laces out at its next training session ahead of its match against Lincoln South on Saturday.

Mr Dorward said the club loved to get the younger players involved as this was a message that needed to be learned early.

“What we try to do at Boston is educate our younger kids,” he said. “We want to get the kids thinking about it.”

Mr Dorward said things have changed in Australian society with people becoming more aggressive and it was more important than ever for people to look out for their mates.

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