The Parramatta District Rugby League Referees Association is looking to make a positive impact on the community.   Partnering with the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, the referees association is running a ‘Stay Kind’ initiative with the words now featured on the referees’ jerseys.   Parramatta referees president Darren Rickersey said it was important to have conversations around mental health in the community.   “The principles and values espoused by ‘Stay Kind’ are ones that we endeavour to instil in all our members and we will wear the ‘Stay Kind’ logo with pride,” he said.   “Most of our referees are young people


Wests Tigers and Eels players will next week wear special ‘Stay Kind’ jerseys for their Round 20 ANZ Stadium clash to honour an initiative to raise awareness and prevention of suicide in honour of the Kelly family, who tragically lost two sons –Thomas and Stuart – four years apart.   Then-18-year-old Thomas was the victim of coward-punch killer Kieran Loveridge in Kings Cross in 2012; Stuart took his own life one year ago, also at the age of 18, after not only losing his brother but having to deal with the fallout including being victimised over the State Government’s introduction


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