This is why 'The Man Walk' is so important.
On the surface it is a simple concept. Meet in the car park behind ANU North Oval and go for a walk.
But dig a little deeper and one realises it is so much more. The vision too is a simple concept: connect men, strengthen communities and build social capital.
That's why Tuggeranong wicketkeeper Tom Vane-Tempest found the walk to be so important when he took part during a Cricket ACT community day in August.
"One of the guys who does that regularly was in my year at school, and he has a pretty rare condition," Vane-Tempest said.
That would be Angus Crowe, who has Prader-Willi syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that affects, among other things, the hypothalamus.
That is the almond-sized portion of the brain that helps your stomach understand when it's full. Crowe never feels full and means he could eat until his stomach bursts or he chokes.
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Now he has been taken under the wing of former ACT Brumbies star Ben Alexander - an avid man walker.
Sure enough Vane-Tempest crossed paths with the pair of them when a host of ACT/NSW Country Comets players ticked off the bridge to bridge walk.
So how did Vane-Tempest spend his Friday ahead of one of the busiest weekends on the Cricket ACT calendar? By playing golf with the pair of them.
"I hadn't caught up with him for ages and he lives on the same street as Benny. Benny takes him out for a walk all the time and that kind of thing," Vane-Tempest said.
"We just kind of reconnected at the man walk and he said 'do you want to play a bit of golf?' I said 'yeah absolutely'.
"He's just a young fella down here who is pretty severely affected by his condition. It's good to get him out and about."
Vane-Tempest laughs he is a better batsman than a golfer - because "like most cricketers mate, I usually just slice them".
So the rising star hopes he will be hitting them a little cleaner when Tuggeranong open their two-day Douglas Cup campaign against Western District at Jamison Oval on Saturday.
A day later he will back up in Tuggeranong's one-day semi-final against Weston Creek Molonglo at Stirling Oval.
The winner will meet the victor of Wests' clash with Queanbeyan in the Gallop Cup decider at Manuka Oval on December 1.
"Where we're at at the moment, making the finals is a pretty big tick for us. Any damage we can do from here would be fantastic," Vane-Tempest said.
"That's not to say we're not going out there to win on Sunday, but we're pretty happy with the development of a pretty young team having lost a few good players."
Headlining that list are the likes of Jason, Tim and Benji Floros.
"It's changed the team dynamic a little bit in the sense we've lost three, experienced talented players. It's great to see all three of them are going up to Brisbane and playing exceptionally well," Vane-Tempest said.
"It has left us in a position now where guys who were the babies of the team last year, probably myself included, have now got to step up and take a bit more of the responsibility ourselves.
"It has left us with a good opportunity. It means I can't leave it to the next bloke now.
"It's not like we've got Jason who is going to come in and save us. That's what we train for, that's why you hit all those balls during the week. It's to go out and score runs on the weekend.
"That added responsibility is probably a good thing for me."
CRICKET ACT DOUGLAS CUP
Saturday: Eastlake v Ginninderra at Kingston Oval, Queanbeyan v North Canberra-Gungahlin at Freebody Oval, Western District v Tuggeranong Valley at Jamison Oval, ANU v Weston Creek Molonglo at ANU North Oval. Games start at 11am.
CRICKET ACT GALLOP CUP SEMI-FINALS
Sunday: Weston Creek Molonglo v Tuggeranong Valley at Stirling Oval, Western District v Queanbeyan at Chisholm Oval. Games start at 11am.