Rivalry set aside

Players band to fight cancer
Players band to fight cancer

The rivalry between the two WAFL clubs was put aside as Subiaco’s Jarrod Kayler-Thomson, Lachlan Delahunty and Joe Scafidi joined the former West Perth skippers at KAFC’s community open day, a fundraiser in the fight against cancer.

Key Lions Kayler-Thomson and Delahunty, and rising star Scafidi helped Kingsley seniors to run a free football clinic for Auskickers and juniors at Kingsley Park.

Later they were on the same side as Salecic, who retired after West Perth’s premiership win over East Perth last year, and Rigoll, the Falcons skipper when they beat South Fremantle in 1999, linked up in an 89.7fm radio broadcast appeal from the ground, encouraging people to donate to the cancer cause.

The community radio station’s John Logan interviewed the fabulous five along with several of Kingsley players and club identities.

‘It was great to be able to join the club’s volunteers and interesting, at times even entertaining, being on the same side as Subi boys on a radio show,’ Salecic said.

‘Most people in the community have been affected by cancer in some way and I’m keen to be on any team fighting against it.’

The friendly off-field rivalry between Kingsley footballer Josh Glossop and teammate Dean Counsel over who sported the best mullet by the end of the amateurs’ home-and-away season was decided at the event.

The best mates, who have spent 2014 fundraising in the fight against breast cancer, started the day with the tips of their hair dyed pink to boost awareness of the disease.

After Glossop was given bragging rights by a panel of KAFC judges who decided the mullet match, both men were shaved bald as part of the day’s fun.