Footy Colours Day

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19 September 2019

St Michael’s School, North Melbourne, celebrated Footy Colours Day to fight cancer and support their neighbours at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

‘We’ve had a close connection with the Royal Children’s Hospital for many years now’, said Acting Principal Steven Hubbard. ‘There are families from regional areas and interstate coming to the hospital for treatment, and we support young people undergoing treatment as well as their siblings. Footy Colours Day is a great incentive for our students to raise money and awareness.’

Nine News was on hand to capture the celebrations, and the students were joined by AFLW Collingwood players Eliza Hynes and Erica Fowler to lead them through some training drills. ‘We all know people in our lives who have gone through cancer, and being able to do something to help the young people undergoing treatment is really rewarding’, said the school’s Physical Education teacher Sarah Pizzoferrato. ‘Having Eliza and Erica here helps to challenge the perception that footy is something that girls don’t do and sets a great example not just for the girls at our school, but for all girls.’

St Michael’s School, North Melbourne, students celebrating Footy Colours Day.