VAFA clubs get around BCNA Round

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Mother’s Day is a special weekend throughout the VAFA as clubs thank the Women who play a part in our association while also highlighting the work of BCNA by donating much needed funds to help support people impacted by Breast Cancer. Over the weekend various VAFA clubs held match day events to show their support of BCNA.

This included Pink Lady Lunches, changes to playing uniforms including boots, jumpers, tin rattling, raffles, auctions, as well as a variety of other initiatives to raise much needed funds.

See below a snapshot of some of the VAFA clubs who supported BCNA Round in 2024.

Kew FC – Danny Delbridge Round

Over the weekend Kew FC hosted its annual Danny Delbridge Memorial Round, with BCNA the nominated charity in 2024. Danny Delbridge was an influential figure at Kew FC, father of current Senior player, Jack Delbridge who lost his battle with MND over a decade ago, with his legacy living on through the annual celebration of his life. Kew, like most VAFA clubs, has been touched by Breast Cancer in recent years and the Pink Lady’s luncheon allowed the club to hear from President Michael Cochrane’s mother-in-law, Maria, who shared her battle with Breast Cancer. The Men’s and Women’s Senior sides both wore Pink strips for the day with jumpers auctioned off to raise money for BCNA.

Old Brighton – Stride for Sue

Old Brighton FC wore pink socks in their matches over the weekend to support Breast cancer awareness. The club also rallied around a cause close to the Tonners Community in support of “Stride for Sue”, a fundraising campaign to support Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer research in memory of Sue Grant who lost her battle with Breast Cancer. “Stride for Sue” raised over $20,000 as part of the Mothers Day Classic.

Whitefriars – Pink Lady Lunch

Whitefriars held a Pink Lady Lunch at Whitefriars Oval with all funds raised going directly to BCNA. Carmen Mullenger from BCNA was a guest speaker with VAFA Director Anthony Amad also in attendance.

Caulfield Grammarians – Pink Lady Lunch

Caulfield Grammarians hosted a Pink Lady Luncheon to support BCNA, both Men’s and Women’s senior teams also “laced up” to show their support of Breast Cancer awareness and BCNA.

Albert Park – Pink socks for BCNA Awareness

Albert Park Senior Men’s and Women’s sides both donned pink socks and raised funds for BCNA over the weekend. Breast Cancer is all too familiar at Albert Park FC, in 2023 Johannah Griffin, now Albert Park FC President discussed her personal impact of Breast Cancer on the “Inside the Boundary” Podcast. Johannah shared that her family had been greatly impacted by Breast Cancer with her mother unfortunately passing away from Breast Cancer and one of her sisters impacted. 

The VAFA would like to thank all clubs who continued their support of the BCNA message over the weekend. Funds raised will help to support BCNA to continue their work to provide information and support to those diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

If you would like to donate to BCNA or your club would like to host a Pink Sports Day throughout 2024 please CLICK HERE TO DONATE.