GOOD CAUSE: Cancer Council’s Lauren Dale and Swans players Mark Wilcox, Nic Von Schill, Pat Curtain prepare for today’s fundraising AFL game and guernsey auction. Photo: Trevor Veale
GOOD CAUSE: Cancer Council’s Lauren Dale and Swans players Mark Wilcox, Nic Von Schill, Pat Curtain prepare for today’s fundraising AFL game and guernsey auction. Photo: Trevor Veale Trevor Veale

Swans going for cancer goal

TWO Coffs Coast AFL sides will be playing for more than mere on-field bragging rights today, with the Swans and Saints combining to help battle cancer.

Coffs Swans player Nic Von Schill has organised the cancer awareness rounds as a way of honouring those who have fought the disease and to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Special guernseys have been made for the match, thanks to contributions by Coastal Law Conveyancing, North Coast Cranes, Coffs Harbour Golf Club and Clayton and Forster Accountants.

"Having received a drubbing last weekend, the Coffs Swans are fired up to bounce back," Von Schill said.

"This is a particularly important match for the Swans players, who will be sporting new guernseys in red, white and yellow.

"These are the team colours plus the colour of hope, with Cancer Council's logo emblazoned on the front. The players are raising funds for Cancer Council as well as raising awareness about men's cancers."

The match will also honour the best on-ground with The Morgan Medal awarded for the first time.

The award highlights the battle Swans player Scott Morgan has faced over four years with Hodgkins Lymphoma, as well as the contribution Scott's father made at the club as a premiership coach and member.

Coffs Harbour Golf Club will host an auction of the special guernseys in the evening to help toward the club's goal of raising $2000 for the Cancer Council.

Cancer Council NSW's Fiona Foulkes said Von Schill's idea for the fundraiser would help the organisation's goal of making cancer something that's no longer feared in the community.

If you would like your club to hold a Cancer Council fundraiser, contact Fiona Foulkes on 6659 8402 or email fionaf@nswcc.org.au.



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