Alex from the Stay ChatTY Sports Program is pictured with the Kingborough Lions United FC and Olympia FC Warriors teams at the Stay ChatTY Shield Charity Round, which raised over $2,400.

We’re still riding high on the waves of positivity from the Stay ChatTY Charity Shield Round! On February 3rd, Alex had the pleasure of immersing himself in what can only be described as a true “Festival of Football” orchestrated by the Kingborough Lions United Football Club and the Olympia F.C. Warriors.

It was a heartwarming display of camaraderie and unity as these two clubs joined forces to champion open conversations and promote mental health awareness in sports. A massive congratulations to the Lions for their stellar performance and for bringing home the coveted Stay ChatTY shield! 🏆

Events like the Stay ChatTY Charity Shield Round play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of understanding and acceptance surrounding mental health in our sporting communities. By coming together in solidarity, we take significant strides in breaking down the barriers and eradicating the stigma associated with mental health issues in sports.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to both clubs for their unwavering commitment to this cause, as well as to Natalie for her exceptional organisational skills in orchestrating such a meaningful event.

In addition to the incredible show of support and solidarity, the community rallied together to raise an impressive sum of over $2,400 in support of SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY. This remarkable achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of those who attended, proving once again the power of collective action in effecting positive change.

And here’s a delightful tidbit: word has it that the Kingborough Lions United FC players went above and beyond, boosting the funds raised on the day through a clever “fine” system they implemented amongst themselves. Talk about going the extra mile for a great cause!

Feeling inspired? Interested in organising a round of your own to support mental health awareness in sports? We’re all ears! Simply reach out to us at, and let’s work together to make a difference on and off the field ⚽

📸 credit: Olympia FC and Toby from KLUFC