By Emma Schenk
HAMPTON Park Junior Football Club was in the pink for Mother’s Day, taking part in the Pink Footy Day to support the Breast Cancer Network.
This year marked the third Pink Footy and Netball Day, and more than 400 footy and netball clubs got involved.
Hampton Park was more than willing to get involved, purchasing a pink Sherrin footy from BCNA and donning pink uniforms.
“Pink Footy Day was a good way in which our club could take part in something that really makes a difference,” said club secretary Tammy Stokes.
State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley congratulated Hampton Park Junior Footy Club for supporting the cause.
“The girls at Hampton Park Junior Footy Club not only looked terrific; they also showed great leadership among our local sporting community in supporting women with breast cancer,” she said.
“Whether it’s by taking part in Pink Footy Day or organising a morning tea on Pink Ribbon Day, our local community always gets behind the cause,”
Ms Stokes said the Hampton Park Junior Footy Club was only too willing to be involved in the cause. BCNA CEO Lyn Swinburne AM, herself a breast cancer survivor, said Pink Footy and Netball Day was a great way for sporting communities to demonstrate their support for local families affected by breast cancer.
“More than 14,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone and the funds raised via Pink Footy and Netball Day are critical to the work BCNA does in offering these women ongoing and up-to-date information, services and support,” she said. “Seeing a pink footy or netball flying through the air is as much of a buzz for our women as it is for the clubs who have come together to pay tribute to them and their families.”
By Emma Schenk