Canterbury-Bankstown’s annual Tug O’ War Cup is back, and Council is calling on the community to register teams for this year’s event.

The CBCity Say NO to Domestic Violence Tug O’ War Cup, to be held on Wednesday 22 November, is a chance for local businesses, schools, services and residents to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said this year’s event follows another harrowing year which saw the deaths of a number of women.

“The three recent deaths of Amira Moughneih, Christine Rakic and Meals on Wheels volunteer Katherine Safranko highlight that we must do more,” Mayor El-Hayek said.

“This event is symbolic and calls on the community to get involved and take a stand against domestic violence.

“I will be picking up the rope and pulling my weight, and I hope everyone in our City does the same when it comes to standing against domestic violence.

“It’s a fun afternoon with a serious message – that this community says ‘no’ to domestic violence and ‘yes’ to healthy relationships.”

Family and domestic violence is any form of threatening, coercive, dominating or abusive behaviour that occurs between people in a family, domestic or intimate relationship, or former intimate relationship, that causes the person experiencing the behaviour to feel fear.

CBCity holds the Tug O’ War Cup every year to bring about change and awareness to this type of behaviour.

Registrations are open until Wednesday 15 November, with teams welcome from all members of the community including families and friends, businesses, schools and other organisations.

This year’s competition will feature stalls, activities and a barbeque for all attendees. The Canterbury-Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee will also be there on the day.

The Tug O’ War Cup will be held from noon-3pm on Wednesday 22 November at John Mackay Indoor Sports Centre.

For more information, and to register your team, visit cb.city/TugOWar