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Proudly Supporting The Pat Cronin Foundation

Let's end the coward punch.

<p data-block-key="06lse">Pat Cronin Foundation works with schools, sporting clubs and community groups to educate young people in an endeavour to reduce social violence and end the “coward punch”.</p>


Pat went out on Saturday 16 April, 2016 for a few quiet drinks with mates after playing his first senior football match alongside his big brother. He wasn’t a fighter, it just wasn’t his scene. But when a brawl started to build outside the pub, being the loyal and caring mate he was, Pat stepped in to pull a friend away. It was then that Pat was punched in the head from behind. He stayed on his feet, checking all his mates were ok, but soon after he started to develop symptoms, had a seizure and was taken to hospital unconscious. Two days later, his family made the agonising decision to turn off his life support.

A quietly spoken, gentle-natured young man with a fierce determination, Pat deeply loved his family and friends. His death has left a gaping hole in their lives and caused devastation among his friends and their broader community.

Pat’s parents, Matt and Robyn Cronin, created the Pat Cronin Foundation to honour the life of Pat and help young Australians make wise decisions and end the senseless violence that devastates families and communities.


Be Wise Walk to the Valley to end the coward punch

Pat Cronin Foundation’s traditional fundraising walk is on Sunday 20th November 2022

Walking to anywhere to end the coward punch

In November 2021, the Pat Cronin Foundation had its annual walking event to raise awareness of their mission to end violence and in particular the coward punch.

Barry Plant partners with the Pat Cronin Foundation.

The Pat Cronin Foundation has proudly announced a partnership with the Barry Plant Group.


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