THE Chidlow Football Club will leave their manliness on the sidelines on July 3 to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.
In celebration of Purple Bra Day, the club will wear purple shoelaces, and spectators can enjoy purple cupcakes or try their luck in a raffle for Breast Cancer Care WA (BCCWA).
In the afternoon match, the club’s seniors will wear tailor-made BCCWA jerseys, which incorporate purple into the usual
yellow and black team colours.
Chidlow Junior Football Club treasurer Cherrie Cahill said the day holds meaning for many members.
“We have a lot of people directly affected by breast cancer; we’ve even lost one of our trainers to breast cancer,” she said.
“Mums and grandmas who keep the club running through the canteen and washing jumpers have been affected.
“It’s an important cause close to many people in the football club.”
Ms Cahill said she had experienced first-hand the support BCCWA gives to breast cancer patients and their families.
“My mother was affected by breast cancer,” she said.
“It’s just nice knowing that you’ve got support, and you can find comfort knowing there are other people experiencing the
same things as you.”