Posted on Wednesday 20th July, 2022


Read the Play Round is back in 2022, with clubs across the Western Region Football League set to take part.

The annual round, which is played Under 16 level, aims to highlight the importance of looking after your mental health, increasing your help seeking behaviours, identifying support services, and increasing your knowledge of where to seek help.

One in four young people are impacted by mental illness in any given year and one in three young people with mental health issues don’t seek professional help, with many not knowing what help is available to them.

Read the Play is a unique program that uses young people’s engagement with sport and connection to their local club to deliver important messages that improve mental health literacy and knowledge about where to seek help for mental health problems.

“Read the Play Round is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of looking after the mental health of teenagers across the region,” Michael Parker, Read the Play Inc CEO said.

“We know the vital role sporting clubs play in the lives of young footballers and netballers, and are thrilled with the willingness of clubs and leagues to introduce the Read the Play program for their players.”

For more information on how you can get involved with Read the Play, contact David Mackin on 0428 075 435 or via