NSW Unites behind Footy Colours Day
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres has called on everyone in NSW to celebrate all things football by wearing their favourite team colours with pride on Footy Colours Day which is tomorrow - Friday, 4 September.
“Football unites communities – whether it be NRL, soccer, AFL, rugby union or any other sport – so on Footy Colours Day, we ask everyone to support the Fight Cancer Foundation and make a donation to young Aussies living with the disease,” Mr Ayres said.
“Football is about spirit, strength, courage and the fight to win. Those touched by cancer share a similar journey and need the same strength and courage to win their individual fight.”
Footy Colours Day aims to give young Aussies living with cancer a brighter future through the Fight Cancer ‘Back on Track’ program which helps them to stay connected with their schools and friends.
Footy Colours Day 2015 is supported by football ambassadors representing all codes including Parramatta Eels Captain Tim Mannah who lost his brother Jon toHodgkin's lymphoma in 2013.
“Footy Colours Day is a great opportunity to help minimise the impact and disruption cancer has on a young person’s life. By wearing your team’s colours and raising money for young children living with cancer you can support them through the most important years of their life,” Mr Mannah said.
People can register their school, organisation, club or community group at www.footycoloursday.com.au