Campaign unites footy rivals

East Fremantle footballer Mark McGough, MNDAWA executive officer Mathew Brown and Swan Districts footballer Shaun Hilderbrandt. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d397480
East Fremantle footballer Mark McGough, MNDAWA executive officer Mathew Brown and Swan Districts footballer Shaun Hilderbrandt. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d397480

The event is now in its second year and is part of both clubs’ Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day, held in honour of East Fremantle premiership player Kerry Coates, who died from MND in 2007, and Joyce Allen, a Swan Districts life member who died in 2012.

East Fremantle Football Club chief executive Adam Kelly said MND was a terminal neurological condition for which there was no known cause or cure.

‘It is terrifying to think of having your full mental capability but being trapped in a body that is failing you, unable to live a normal life,’ he said.

‘I’m confident that this annual match is something East Fremantle members and supporters will get behind as their tremendous support both on and off this field is one of the club’s most valued assets.’

Visit www.mndawa.asn.au for more information.