TEAMS of the Mount Gambier Netball Association will turn pink tomorrow participating in the annual Breast Cancer Network Australia Pink Sports Day.
This will be the association’s second Pink Sports Day after raising around $4000 for the BCNA at last year’s event.
The MGNA seeks to raise awareness of breast cancer among local women and allow junior players to understand the severity of the illness.
With a total of 83 netball teams within the association there are a number of people and families that have been affected by breast cancer.
MGNA’s publicity officer Donna Fleming said it is a good opportunity to use the numbers within the association to raise money and promote awareness of the illness.
“We have such a huge association, with 83 teams, plus family, friends, volunteers and coaching staff, it all adds up on the day,” she said.
“It is such a great opportunity to get the entire association involved for this event and raise some money to help women everywhere.”
Newcomers to the association, Amazons, have a bright pink uniform and look to wear it with pride tomorrow as Pink Day kicks off.
Amazons president – and coach – Jodie Cook said the junior players at the club are very excited about the event.
“We are a very junior focused club, we look to educate our players not only about netball but get them to understand what the Pink Day is about and our seniors are right behind them,” she said.
“It’s pink day everyday for Amazons, but tomorrow is special.
“The senior players have a further understanding about what the money will go towards and we try to get our kids to grow up aware, so hopefully when they get older there will be a cure,” Fleming added.
“So I guess we’re really doing it for our children and the future of the association.”
The Pink Day will host a wide range of activities and Mothers Day celebrations.
“There will be decorations, a couple of stalls, food and plenty of pink,” Fleming said.
“Last year the players loved it and we saw pink ribbons, face paint and flashes of pink all over the court.”
The BCNA annual Pink Day will commence tomorrow at Olympic Park’s with the first series of MGNA matches starting at 9am.
“It is an exciting opportunity for the community to get involved because it’s not just about netball,” Fleming said.
“We expect it will be another successful Pink Day, it should be a really good family event.”
PINK DAY READY: Amazons 11 and under netballers Charlotte Hann, Makaylah Sanders, Kyrah Buttonsander and Hayley Barnes are excited to show off their uniforms at tomorrow’s BCNA Pink Sports Day. Picture: KYRA SYKES
PRETTY IN PINK: Amazons’ Georgia Thompson, Bailee Dawe and Monique Hill have been training hard for their 11 and under Pink Day netball match