Southern FNL Clubs to add a touch of Pink to raise awareness for Breast Cancer

While you’re reading this article, an approximate of 57 people will have been told that they have breast cancer across Australia. Over 20,000 people this year will be told that they have breast cancer and one in every seven women will have some form of breast cancer throughout their lives.

This round in the Southern Football Netball League, the Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club and the Carrum Patterson Lakes Football Netball Club will be participating in Pink Socks Round both on the football field and on the netball court to raise awareness for breast cancer and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Network of Australia, which already is doing such great things around the country.

One member of the Southern Football Netball League is having a prominent role in her club’s day on Saturday as the topic for Bree Ambry is close to her heart

Bree sadly lost her mother to breast cancer four years ago and since then has been doing what she can ever since to encourage women to go and get checked and raise funds for the BCNA to assist those that are currently battling this insidious disease. 

In her first season at the Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club, Bree has been busy getting the club’s big event ready for the weekend.

"We've got a lot planned for the day with plenty of raffles, for which we've received great support from the local community with great vouchers, wine and products to give away on the day, and we're really appreciative of that,"

This weekend, the Dolphins will be wearing a touch of pink to support the round, with all our footballers wearing pink socks for their match against Casey Thunder, Murrumbeena and Clayton at Overport Park, while the women on the netball court will be donning pink bibs for their matches out at Dingley.

"What we're really looking forward too is putting together the "Field of Pink Women", a football kicking competition and afternoon tea, along with also encouraging everyone to wear a touch of pink so everyone can participate and really make some noise about what we're doing on the day,"

While the competition is also running the Pink Socks Round to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Network of Australia, it's also a very special day for all the Mothers out there with Mother’s Day on Sunday.

We hear so many stories about Mother’s playing a big role in their son or daughters life by volunteering their time behind the canteen, or being the team manager for their child’s respective side, but we very rarely hear about the stories that sport itself plays a role for mother’s themselves.

With the rapid rise of female participation in football and the always high rate of netball participation, Juliana Bedggood says that the team down at Carrum Patterson Lakes has a number of mothers who use the netball court as their outlet for the weekend, some who have even given birth to their kids less than six months ago.

“It’s important that our sports and our clubs make space for mothers, to provide an opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a social and community connection,”

We wish all clubs all the best for the weekend and wishing all the Mum’s out there a very happy Mother’s Day on Sunday. 

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