Gibson Football Club gets involved with Men's Health Week

Team captain Patch Jannings painting a light pole at Gibson Football Oval. Photo: Sean Lindsay.

Team captain Patch Jannings painting a light pole at Gibson Football Oval. Photo: Sean Lindsay.

The Gibson Football Club has sought to raise awareness this Men's Health Week, which runs from June 10 to 16.

The club painted a light-pole at its grounds blue, representing men's health as a reminder for cars driving past.

The players had an informal discussion, following the painting.

About 25 players across the league and reserves attended.

Team captain Patch Jannings said the team wanted to create an opportunity for discussion around mental health and other health issues.

"People have been personally affected, so it's good to try and recognise that," he said.

Mr Jannings said Men's Health Week coincided with the WA Country Football Commission's 'talk to a mate' round.

The equipment used to paint the pole was donated by local farmers and businesses.