PINK is the new green for Northern Fury Football Club as Northern Fury turns pink for a good cause - at least for this week, with the club teaming-up up with naming-rights sponsor Wingate Properties to ‘turn pink’ in the fight against breast cancer.
All Northern Fury players, from U-12 through to the Play Station 4 NPL Queensland side, will turn their traditional playing strips to pink for a charity game day on Saturday 23 May at Townsville’s Brolga Park.
Northern Fury Chairman, Rabieh Krayem, said all the players purchased their strips as part of the fundraising initiative.
“The initiative for this charity game day in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation came from some of our volunteer mums and coaches, and was immediately supported by our sponsor, Wingate Properties who immediately jumped on-board.
“Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australian women, and we have some of our volunteers directly affected by this disease,” said Krayem.
“The football community is always very generous and players from our junior teams all the way up to the NPL team have dug-deep to purchase their pink playing strips.
Krayem said that many Fury families and supports have also bought the special pink polo shirt and souvenir playing shirt, with $20 from every shirt sold going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
“All gate takings and money raised by Fury volunteers via game-day promotions, raffles and donation boxes is also going towards the fight against breast cancer,” Krayem said.
Krayem said the club aims to raise more $5,000 for NBCF.
Northern Fury teams start playing at Brolga Park at 11am on Saturday with the Play Station 4 NPL Queensland match against Moreton Bay Jets scheduled for a 7pm kick-off.