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Strikers answer Call to Arms for cancer

THE senior Strikers sides will join their junior counterparts this weekend in the Cancer Council’s Call to Arms campaign.
Nanjing Night Net

All five grades of the seniors, including the men’s first and reserve grades, women’s first and reserve grades and youth league, will sport yellow socks and armbands.

Last year the junior Strikers took part in the Call to Arms and raised $1000.

Strikers secretary Rae Godbier said this year they are hoping to raise $1500 and she is confident that with both the seniors and juniors involved they will reach their goal.

All of the seniors will purchase their socks through Baileyana Embroidery and the profits from these will go towards the cause.

Funds from a sausage sizzle to be held at Mitchell Park tomorrow during junior soccer will also go towards the cause.

Local player and referee Wayd Millar, who operates Wayd Millar Maintenance Services, has also answered the Call to Arms and will support the cause sponsoring $20 per goal scored by each of the senior sides.

On Sunday, when the Strikers seniors play at the home the juniors will be on hand to play a series of small side games between the matches.

The Call to Arms supports research into men’s cancer.

Rae, who is a former nurse, noted that one in two men will be affected by cancer by the time they are in their 80s.

Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends of the Strikers are urged to get down to Mitchell Park dressed in yellow tomorrow for the juniors and youth league and Sunday for the seniors and dig deep for this great cause.

People can donate at the field over the weekend or if they can’t make it down but still want to show their support can contact Rae on 0419 123 508 or jump online and go to http://nsw.cancercouncilfundraisi ng南京夜网.au/cootamundrasoccerjunior sstrikers.

Tax receipts for any donations more than $5 are available.

SHOWING SUPPORT: at training this week in the yellow socks they will wear this Sunday as part of the Cancer Council’s Call to Arms are (back, from left) Sarah Alexander, Bianca Berkrey, Samantha Ashley, Annette Parkinson, Elizabeth Parker and Ashleigh Willoughby (front) Shannon Foster, Susan Ritchie and Alana Simons.

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