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League tickled pink

Tuesday, 28th May, 2013

The day’s theme might have been pink, but the competition was red hot, as Erica Wilkins found out when she tried to get boot to ball. The day’s theme might have been pink, but the competition was red hot, as Erica Wilkins found out when she tried to get boot to ball.

By Emily Roberts

The Football League enjoyed a good response when turned pink at last weekend’s round of games.

South Football Club women’s captain, Lyndsay Kubiak, said the Pink Day was very successful. 

The women’s team played in light pink guernseys, held a cake stall and had donation tins at the game.

“It was really good. We sold out of cakes and lots of people bought pink merchandise,” Lyndsay said.

She said the initial count of all the donation tins came to $1,000 and the South Football Club donated $800.

“We received a lot of support from our team members’ families. It was very cold on Saturday so we were very grateful to all who came out to watch and support us.”

Lyndsay said the girls had fun wearing pink and received an inspirational talk from their coach before the game.

“Robert Hickey spoke to us about how people with breast cancer have the fight to keep going and we used that on the field.”

The South Football Club also hosted a “girls night” after the matches.

“A lot of people went back to the club,” Lyndsay said. “A couple of girls from the Central Football Club came along - it was great to see their support.”

Broken Hill Football League Chairman, Peter Nash, was also impressed with the day.

“The day was quite successful. It was unfortunate that we couldn’t run it on the national day, which was Mother’s Day weekend,” Mr Nash said.

“But the South Football Club were fantastic in organising new guernseys for the girls, the North Football Club purchased pink socks and the umpires were decked out in pink.”

Central’s women’s team had new guernseys with a splash of pink and West wore pink socks.

“This is the second year we have done it,” Mr Nash said.

“I think it will become an annual event - it is a cause that is close to the heart of many people.

“I can see it getting bigger and bigger as the years go on.”

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