Playing for a cause
- Thursday, 06 June 2013
Subiaco vs South Fremantle
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 2:10 PM
Playing for a cause
The Subiaco Football club is this weekend celebrating women in football and Purple Bra day to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Care WA.
Supporters attending Saturday’s home game against South Fremantle will see donation seekers from Breast Cancer Care WA.
Prior the 2:10pm bounce down a pre-game function will focus on Women in football and funds raised will go towards supporting breast cancer research.
Lions midfielder Rob Forrest is encouraging fans to get behind the project.
“It’s a really important cause because it’s an issue that affects so many people.” Forrest said.
The 26-year-old’s life was turned upside down when his mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.
“You cringe every time you hear the word ‘cancer’ because you know everything that is associated with it so when mum told me she had been diagnosed with it, it was really confronting.” Forrest said
Rhonda Forrest managed to beat the disease and has now been in remission for five years.
“Mum is lucky enough to be in the remission stage which is great for us but some families haven’t been so lucky, so I urge everyone to get behind it on Saturday and donate generously because the support goes a long way.” Forrest said.
Forrest and his teammates will be looking for their third win in a row when they host South Fremantle at Medibank Stadium on Saturday.
Both teams are coming off upset wins, the Bulldogs thumped rivals East Fremantle by 67 points last weekend.
Forrest and fellow on baller Jason Bristow lead the way with 9 tackles each while spearhead Brad Stevenson managed 6 in the forward line.
The midfielder has kicked 8 goals in his three WAFL matches this season. Lions tagger Mathew Bogensberger could be recalled to the senior side to pay close attention to dangerous mid.
The former Eagle and Bulldog should win his fair share of hit outs while rucking against Souths big man Sean Tighe.
McDougall’s true value lies in his ability to float forward and take important marks inside fifty.