Community and family are two words that are used quite a lot around the Wynnum Wolves Football Club. It’s been that way for 100 years. In 2021, the club’s Centenary Year, the concept of looking out for your mates and members of your community is being put front and centre courtesy of a new partnership.

Wynnum Wolves FC has just signed up to join the Outside the Locker Room program which supports connections through conversations and education around mental health and other social issues.

Wynnum Wolves FC First team player, Josh Murphy – who has joined the Wolves family as both a player and coach this year – is a Queensland program facilitator for Outside the Locker Room and has also put his hand up to be an ongoing Mental Health and Wellbeing Ambassador for the club. Josh has already formed a strong connection with the groups he has been involved with at Wolves this season and extended that influence club-wide this month (September) when he led a whole-of-club session on mental health awareness at the Carmichael Park clubrooms on 1 September.

Josh – who has been involved in numerous different sports at a high level, including football, cricket and Australian football – is a true believer in one of the core pillars of the Outside the Locker Room program: the concept that sport is much more than just a game. Rather, involvement in sporting clubs is the perfect platform for people to make important connections, find mateship and a ready-built support network both on and off the field of play.