Canning Vale’s Year 5 Teal team has spent the year supporting Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation, which aims to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation in Australia.
Victorian girl Zaidee Turner died suddenly from a brain aneurism when she was just seven.
Her family were registered organ and tissue donors and they honoured Zaidee’s wish to donate her organs and tissues.
After her death, Zaidee’s family established the foundation, whose trademark is rainbow shoelaces, as the rainbow is a symbol of hope for people on donor waiting lists.
Canning Vale team coach Dave Lowe said the players had worn the shoelaces all year in the lead-up to the inaugural Zaidee’s Cup.
They played the awareness-raising game against Willetton, whose players have also been wearing the rainbow laces in their football boots.
‘We hope the Cup will become a tradition between the two sides as we move forward in our junior footy careers,’ Lowe said.
‘Willetton were extremely keen to be part of the whole set-up’