More than 30 members of the Orange Hawks Rugby Club volunteered to take part in a domestic violence workshop this week.
The players got together on both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings to hear from Maggie's Legacy founder Mary Davenport.
First-grade player Jack Amuller said the team learned techniques for identifying domestic violence, strategies for helping people who might have suffered abuse and options for seeking help.
"If we can help just one person it will be a really good result," Mr Amuller said.
"The whole point is to become a voice in our community and to spread the message."
The program was arranged through Orange Aboriginal Medical Service CEO Jamie Newman.
Ms Davenport said Mr Newman had been extremely supportive of what was sometimes considered her "radical" approach to stopping domestic violence.
The Dubbo based counselor said she developed the program based on her own lived experience in an abusive relationship.
She said the workshops focus on the psychological conditioning which often occurs in victims of domestic violence and attempts to answer the question 'why don't they leave?'"
Ms Davenport will be involved in ongoing work with OAMS.
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