Adversity and commitment are terms often thrown around at footy clubs, but the Griffith Moorooka AFC Masters know both better than most.
After one of their team mates was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2014 the GMAFC Masters set about making a difference any way they could. After some brainstorming and planning the club decided they could contribute best by hosting an event to raise awareness amongst the men who are most at risk, and to raise valuable funds for research and supportive care.
The event, known as the ‘Brucie Shield’, will take place on Saturday 13 June at the Griffith Moorooka AFC and has received support from AFL Queensland, the Brisbane Lions, 97.3FM and Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.
Peter Hunter, a GMAFC volunteer, is managing the event and has been pleased by the response to date.
“the support we have received so far has been great. 97.3FM have recognised it as a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds for a good cause, so the fact we are able to do this using sport as a vehicle is really promising. “
Named after their beloved team mate, ‘the shield’ features a McDonalds AFL 9s round robin competition culminating in a final between the 2 top teams.
Footy won’t be the only attraction on the day, with a sportsman’s dinner, raffles, auctions and the AFL Inflatables on hand to provide entertainment for the whole family.
Profits from the sportsman’s dinner, team fees, auctions, raffles and profits from food and drink sales throughout the day will all contribute to the prostate cancer fundraising efforts.
If you would like enter a team or support the event please contact Peter Hunter from the Griffith Moorooka Roosters on 0400 076 703.