CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship driver Brenton Grove has announced that he will become an Ambassador for White Ribbon.
At the most recent round at Sydney Motorsport Park, the young Victorian driver added White Ribbon branding to his #23 Team BRM Formula 4 car to represent his support for the White Ribbon organisation and its initiatives in shifting attitudes toward domestic violence in Australia.
“It’s an issue that I feel really strongly about,” Grove said.
“Just having them on the car is a way I can hopefully try and introduce them into a very male populated sport, and hope to change the connotations associated towards domestic violence in Australia.”
White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male-led Campaign to end men’s violence against women. Grove hopes the sight of White Ribbon branding aboard his Formula 4 car is a way for the conversation of change to continue.
“It’s something people feel uncomfortable talking about, but hopefully having it on the car it can break down those barriers,” Grove said.
“It’s an issue that’s very prevalent to society at the moment and it’s something that slowly the view towards is changing, but hopefully we can do some more.”
Grove is currently in the process of applying to become an official White Ribbon Ambassador, with the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship fully supportive of Grove’s message.
“It’s so important that men of all ages make efforts in their daily lives to speak out about this issue and encourage their mates to get involved,” Peterson Opio, Executive Manager White Ribbon Ambassador Program, said.
“We are thrilled that Brenton is such a strong supporter of the White Ribbon Campaign and look forward to seeing him become an official White Ribbon Ambassador.”