Bully Free Victory

Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro and players Gui Finkler and Nick Ansell, joined Prime Minister Julia Gillard to officially launch the Bully Free Australia Foundation.

Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro and players Gui Finkler and Nick Ansell, joined Prime Minister Julia Gillard to officially launch the Bully Free Australia Foundation.

The event took place at the Foundation's new headquarters at Essendon Fields on Saturday, with more than 500 people in attendance to mark the launch of the charity and mark the recent inaugural National Day Against Bullying and Violence.

Mr Di Pietro said the statistics surrounding bullying were "staggering".

"Cyber bullying affects as many four out of ten people, which is simply unacceptable," Mr Di Pietro said.

"Melbourne Victory is very pleased to partner with Bully Free Australia and we hope our fans get behind this important cause and say 'enough is enough' when it comes to bullying.

"We congratulate Bully Free Australia for their continued efforts in this area and are looking forward to working with the foundation."

Bully Free Australia Foundation chief executive Oscar Yildiz said part of the foundation's work would include delivering education programs to schools, workplaces and community groups.

"We are thrilled to have the Prime Minister show her support and launch our foundation. We will keep campaigning for a Bully Free Australia and a safer nation for every generation."

For more information about the foundation, visit the Bully Free Australia website.