Croc pit gets a splash of pink to support women's health

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Crocs players Chris Boon, Daniel Hobbs, Tristan Berry, and Daniel Davidson in their pink-styled guernseys. Image: Victoria Stone-Meadows.
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The Port Douglas Crocs AFL club will host Pink in the Tropics for the fourth year this Saturday 11 May at home in the ‘Croc Pit.’ 

The Crocs will raise money in support of local charity Pink in the Tropics; a cancer support group which raises funds and awareness for women of the Far North Region.

The 2.00pm grand final replay match between Port Douglas Crocs wearing pink gurneys and rivals Cairns Saints wearing Red, Black, and Pink Guernsey’s on the day is a highlight match on the AFL Cairns Fixture 

Annie Richardson, director of Pink in the Tropics, said the annual fundraising and support day has grown over the years.

“The event has gained a lot of momentum over the past four years with local businesses donating gifts to be raffled and donating cash towards each goal kicked by the crocs,” she said.

President of the Crocs, Barry Lea, said the day is for the community as much as it is for fundraising and football.

“Our football club is proud to support the local community and bring everyone together for a fun filled day with additional activities in the Port Douglas area,” he said.

A combined sports day annual brunch will be held before the match at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course, while AFL Cairns Junior Football matches will be played all morning as a lead up to both Reserves and Senior matches.

Round four of the AFL Cairns season is also about reflecting and appreciating all the women in football who help make the game great.

The Pink in the Tropics weekend also celebrates AFL Cairns Women’s Round two with Manunda Hawks the reigning premiers unfurling the 2018 Premiership flag at Cazalys Stadium at 11.00am before there clash against the Saints.

The Hawks are also tailoring their guernseys in pink as a show of support for breast cancer survivors.

The Pink in the Tropics Round is a great reminder that football is more than a game; it’s a way our community bands together to show support for a cause.


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