Hockeyroos Pretty in Pink

January 1st, 2013

 

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The Australian national women’s Hockey Team, better known as the Hockeyroos, announced their support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation at an afternoon tea in Perth during breast cancer awareness month, this October.

“The Hockeyroos are very proud to be the newest ambassadors of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and hope that through this partnership and our profile in Australian sport, we can help support and promote the important work being done by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Some of the player’s families have been affected by the disease so it is a wonderful opportunity for us to lend our support where we can,” said Hockeyroos coach Adam Commens.

The announcement signifies the start of a strong relationship that will help keep the spotlight on the need for ongoing research within the Australian community and create awareness throughout the hockey fraternity – a sport that has a strong female presence from club and school level to the elite programs.

“Breast cancer impacts so many families in the Australian community and Hockey Australia is pleased that the Hockeyroos and our female athletes can provide their active support to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fight the impact and incidence of this disease in our community,” said Hockey Australia Chief Executive Mark Anderson.

In a show of support, the Hockeyroos wore a new, pink playing kit for the Ausdrill Ladies Day at the International Super Series Hockey 9’s Hockey Australia in Perth during November, and Hockey Australia also hosted a ‘pink themed’ fundraising luncheon, which included including a silent auction, with all proceeds donated to breast cancer research.

The Hockeyroos reveal their new pink playing kit in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation in this exclusive video.