WAFL footy clash honours club stalwarts

East Fremantle footballer Mark McGough, Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA executive officer Mathew Brown and Swan Districts footballer Shaun Hilderbrandt. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d397480
East Fremantle footballer Mark McGough, Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA executive officer Mathew Brown and Swan Districts footballer Shaun Hilderbrandt. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d397480

Swans won the tie that raises money for the Nedlands-based charity.

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 Ms Allen, a Swan Districts life member who died in 2012.

East Fremantle chief executive Adam Kelly said MND was a terminal neurological condition for which there is 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,’ he said.

Mr Kelly said that this annual match was something East Fremantle fans and members championed.

Visit www.mndawa.asn.au for more information on Motor Neurone Disease.