Douglas Park/Wilton Razorbacks tickled pink to support worthy cause

TICKLED PINK: Douglas Park/Wilton Football Club juniors will sport pink wristbands and dye their hair pink to raise funds for charity this Saturday. Picture: Simon Bennett
TICKLED PINK: Douglas Park/Wilton Football Club juniors will sport pink wristbands and dye their hair pink to raise funds for charity this Saturday. Picture: Simon Bennett

A group of Macarthur juniors will sport a funky look this Saturday - but it's all for a good cause.

Douglas Park/Wilton Razorbacks Football Club will host a "Go Pink" Round at Douglas Park Sportsground to raise money for charity.

The event will generate funds and awareness for the Love Your Sister Foundation.

The foundation was co-founded by Connie Johnson, sister of well-known Australian actor Samuel Johnson, and aims to vanquish all cancers.

Connie died in 2017 after a long-term battle with terminal cancer.

Razorbacks coaches/managers coordinator Iain Johnson said the club was proud to support Love Your Sister.

Johnson said juniors and club members would wear pink wristbands and boot tape, and could dye their hair pink on Saturday.

"It's our juniors' last home games for the year and we wanted to make it a charity round," he said.

"We've decided to raise money for cancer awareness, especially for females."

Razorback under-8s players Isaac McAteer, Brady Ash, Kaylieb Juleff and Archer Neate are all set for the Go Pink Round on Saturday. Picture: Simon Bennett

Razorback under-8s players Isaac McAteer, Brady Ash, Kaylieb Juleff and Archer Neate are all set for the Go Pink Round on Saturday. Picture: Simon Bennett

Johnson said the Razobacks aimed to "raise as much money as we can on the day".

"I think Love Your Sister hits home to a lot of people within our club community, including my family," he said.

"My wife Brooke has a family history of breast cancer. She went for a check up while pregnant with our second child and they found a lump in her breast, which was taken out with surgery.

"It's a cause close to people's hearts."

Johnson said the Razorbacks were a "tight knit club".

"We have 160 juniors and one senior team, so we've a small club," he said.

"Everyone knows everyone at the club, we're a family club."

Go Pink Round matches will kick off at 9am this Saturday at Douglas Park Sportsground. Other highlights will include raffles and sausage sizzles.