Charity golf day supports White Ribbon

This article has photo gallery Published on LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Location(s): HMAS Cerberus, Victoria

Topic(s): HMAS Cerberus, White Ribbon, Golf

Organisers and sponsors of the White Ribbon Golf Day at Cerberus Golf Club, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)
Organisers and sponsors of the White Ribbon Golf Day at Cerberus Golf Club, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Senior sailors at HMAS Cerberus have raised more than $5,000 for White Ribbon Australia during the annual Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess charity golf day, supporting a nationwide campaign to prevent violence against women.

More than 90 members of ship’s company competed in the charity tournament at the Cerberus Golf Club to raise funds for White Ribbon Australia and reaffirm Navy’s commitment to preventing violence against women. 

Chief Petty Officer Rohan Jennings was the overall winner of the tournament, taking home the Alan Von Senden Memorial Cup.

“I knew Lieutenant Commander Von Senden very well and it was a pleasure to support such good cause in his name”, he said.

“Having tried and failed to win this tournament on many occasions previously, this year’s achievement is undoubtedly the pinnacle of my golfing career. 

“It was great enjoy the day, remember a mate and play in support of White Ribbon and Navy’s partnership.”

Navy became the largest Australian organisation to achieve White Ribbon accreditation in 2014 and was re-accredited in late 2017, continuing a mission to put an end to domestic violence.