Several clubs within MWFA are set to help turn football pitches purple across Australia during the month of September in support of the Avner Foundation’s #PlayInPurple campaign.
All players who wear a pair of purple socks will help raise critical awareness and fund diagnosis for pancreatic cancer – a condition which has a 5-year survival rate of only 10.7% and claims nearly as many lives as breast cancer every year.
Belrose-Terry Hills Soccer Club Junior Coordinator Sue Potts explained how the club is set to continue a proud tradition of supporting these worthwhile initiatives.
“BTH are backing the #PlayInPurple campaign for Pancreatic cancer just as we have supported the Pink Sock Day for Breast cancer in the past,” she said.
“We are excited to help support and make awareness for Pancreatic cancer. Since sending the information to our teams, I have had messages from club members who have been personally affected by Pancreatic Cancer and are happy that the club is helping support and grow awareness.
“We are aiming for all of our BTH teams to be wearing the Purple socks during September.”
Keep an eye out particularly during the weekend of the 25th to 27th September, where BTH are planning to turn their home grounds purple from junior to Premier League level.
Another club backing the movement is Harbord FC.
Their Club President Tom England declared his club’s desire to contribute to the cause.
“Harbord are delighted to continue our support of the Avner Foundation this season,” he said.
“We are delighted to see teams throughout the club from our U6 to Men’s Premier League eager to help raise awareness for the foundation and the vital work it does.
The teams love getting into the spirit of #PlayInPurple, with many of the junior squads also colouring hair and faces! Seeing other cubs take up support is also fantastic and hopefully will see the purple socks being a fixture for many seasons to come.”
BTH and Harbord are just two of many Northern Beaches clubs who will be involved this upcoming September.
Many more teams including from the likes of Beacon Hill, Brookvale, Dee Why, Manly Allambie, Wakehurst and Manly Vale will also be involved in the #PlayInPurple campaign.
Further information and a club participation pack can be found on the Avner Foundation website: https://www.avnersfoundation.org.au/take-action/playinpurple/.
To learn more check out this promo video below featuring some familiar faces from Seaforth FC and Harbord FC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T6rC6gr1xA