PINK BRIGADE

Friday, 24th May, 2013

(Back, from left) South’s Phoebe Norton-Knight, Sarah Gillespie, Sophie Nutt, Shenae Austin with (front) Lyndsay Kubiak, Tiffany Gray, Kacee Milnes and Frankee Baldwin. (Back, from left) South’s Phoebe Norton-Knight, Sarah Gillespie, Sophie Nutt, Shenae Austin with (front) Lyndsay Kubiak, Tiffany Gray, Kacee Milnes and Frankee Baldwin.

By Emily Roberts

Spectators at tomorrow’s football games will be seeing pink.

That’s because it is the pink round of football for Breast Cancer and collection tins will be available at the Jubilee and Alma ovals.

The South Football Club women’s team has even bought pink guernseys especially for the day.

Captain of team, Lyndsay Kubiak, said they decided to do it to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Association.

“The pink round was supposed to be on May 11 but the Miners Cup was held then so it was pushed back,” Lyndsay said.

“We bought special guernseys and have lots and lots of merchandise to sell on Saturday.”

She said the West girls’ team and the South men’s side will be wearing pink socks as well.

“We are also hoping to have a cake stall and donation tins,” Lyndsay said, adding that it was for a cause close to her heart.

“I try to do a lot of pink fundraising things because I lost my aunt to breast cancer,” she said.

“Last year when we did the fundraiser we raised over $1,000. This year the club has already donated $750 just through the socks and other merchandise.”

South will also hold a ladies night after the games.

“I really encourage people to come to the game, rug up and dress in pink. Then come down to the club and donate some money,” Lyndsay said. “Please give generously.”

She said it was important to raise awareness about breast cancer.

“It is very prevalent. We all know someone or know of someone who has suffered or is fighting it.

“The girls were so happy to get behind it; I think they are just happy to wear pink.”

Lyndsay said they will also be taking orders from anyone who wanted a pink guernsey. They can contact South or see Lyndsay at game.

The two women’s games will also use a pink ball and the A grade umpires will be decked out in pink.