Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Clubs raise funds to support breast cancer cause

David Lee July 7, 2017
GENEROUS DONATION… From left (back), Shepparton United Football youth girls team, Amy Lyle, Jorja Ayton, Angelina Waters and Kasey Boschetti. (Middle), team members, Ruby Williams and Amy Mason, GV Health breast cancer nurse, Melissa Gilmour, team member, Zarli Miller, cancer survivor and mother of one of the team members, Beth Smith, team members, Taleah Briggs and Kate Adams, coach, Dean Walton. (Front), team helpers, Eliza Adams and Sophie Adams. Photo: Will Adams.

GENEROUS DONATION… From left (back), Shepparton United Football youth girls team, Amy Lyle, Jorja Ayton, Angelina Waters and Kasey Boschetti. (Middle), team members, Ruby Williams and Amy Mason, GV Health breast cancer nurse, Melissa Gilmour, team member, Zarli Miller, cancer survivor and mother of one of the team members, Beth Smith, team members, Taleah Briggs and Kate Adams, coach, Dean Walton. (Front), team helpers, Eliza Adams and Sophie Adams. Photo: Will Adams.

AFTER recently holding a Ladies Day event, the Shepparton United Football/Netball Club, including the youth girls team raised a total of $715 that was last week donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Shepparton United Football/Netball Club Youth Girls coach, Dean Walton said, “To help raise the funds the youth girls team sold off a fully signed Australian Football League Women’s Melbourne jumper.

“Part of our first season of youth girls football is to not only teach the players how to play football but also that there are other things that club environments provide, this includes health and wellbeing education.

“Unfortunately everyone knows someone who has had breast cancer, whether that be friends or family, it affects everyone.

“One of our youth girls player’s mum is a breast cancer survivor as are some other of our female club members. We have also had club members and their family members unfortunately not survive. We see this (the National Breast Cancer Foundation) as a great cause.

“It is very important for the club to participate in fundraising events such as thins, not just to raise money for a great cause but increasing our players’ and clubs’ education outside of football and netball. We are so much more than just a football/netball club.”