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Ben Hannant will speak frankly when giving his advice as part of The Good Man Project.
Ben Hannant will speak frankly when giving his advice as part of The Good Man Project.

QUEENSLAND Maroons forward Ben Hannant is a good man.

He is admired by many of Emerald’s youth and will be welcomed by them in droves when he visits for the Queensland Maroons Fan Day planned for Emerald on Wednesday, June 8.

He is also a host for The Good Man Project, which is a video initiative aimed at opening the communication channels between adults and young males, focusing around frank and realistic topics that are relevant and often ignored.

The Good Man Project creator, Queensland psychologist Amanda Hefez, said the video initiative was designed as an information tool for parents, guardians, teachers and sporting coaches to bridge the increasing gap between adults and male youths.

“Modern research has shown that today’s youth are more intuitive than ever and it is important that adults are not ignorant to hearing their views on life and their surprisingly acute knowledge of drinking, gambling, peer pressure and violence,” Ms Hefez said.

The Good Man Project video initiative features interviews and discussions with six 15-year-old Brisbane boys, with Hannant offering a sporting professional’s insight into the challenges that young men are facing and what they can do to better manage these challenges responsibly.

The launch of The Good Man Project will feature Hannant, Office of Liquor, Gaming and Regulation executive director Mike Sarquis, Clubs Queensland chief executive Doug Flockhart and Ms Hefez.


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