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Club show true colours

Saturday, 14th June, 2014

North’s Penny Billings and Chelsea Maddern will also be wearing a one-off pink jersey when the club plays Central today. PICTURE: Ethan James North’s Penny Billings and Chelsea Maddern will also be wearing a one-off pink jersey when the club plays Central today. PICTURE: Ethan James

By Ethan James

There will be a distinct colour change at both AFL grounds today, with all four clubs getting behind Pink Day.

The South women’s squad will be wearing specially designed guernseys to help raise money for the National Breast Cancer Association at their match against West.

Roos’ forward Lyndsay Kubiak said there would be a number of fundraising events at Jubilee Oval.

“We’ll have a cake stall open from 10am and there’ll be collection tins available and also a raffle,” she said, adding that the league was keen to build on the success of last season’s success.

“Last year we raised over $1000 which was fantastic, everyone was very willing to help out.”

The cause remains close to Lyndsay’s heart after her aunt passed away from the disease.

“I’ve been involved in raising money for breast cancer for a while but it’s great that we’ve been able to combine it with footy,” she said.

“My focus now is raising funds so that when my daughter is older she hopefully won’t have to deal with the disease.”

The South men’s sides will wear pink socks, while senior men’s umpires are also sporting pink tops.

The North women’s team has also jumped on board this season and will don a pink and blue striped combination in their game against Central at Memorial Oval.

Central are running with pink shorts and West will also wear pink socks.

Collection tins will be available at both Memorial and Jubilee Oval.

Lyndsay thanked local businesses for their support and financial assistance.

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