Students gear up for annual Players for Pink fundraising match

Our school community are looking forward to one of the key events in Clarendon’s sporting calendar, the Players for Pink football match, which will take place tomorrow afternoon, Thursday 1 June.

The annual event, hosted at the Ballarat Clarendon College Sturt Street oval, sees the Clarendon and Loreto Ballarat Senior Girls Football teams unite to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA).

Clarendon’s students play a major role in the organisation and coordination of the event and, this year, Year 12 Sport Leaders Amie Goodson, Georgia Latta and Paige Livingston are proud to be involved in the important cause.

“Players for Pink is an amazing demonstration of local support towards raising awareness for breast cancer, which affects so many families within our community,” said Amie. “This event embodies the respect we have for women and men affected by breast cancer while informing young people about the cancer through education.”

Today, school leaders and members of the Senior Girls Football team began their fundraising efforts through hosting a bake sale for the Middle and Senior Schools. Members of the school community were also encouraged to purchase a Players for Pink beanie and show their support for BCNA.

“2023 marks the first year I’ve been involved in the event and I am proud to see the collaboration among members of the Ballarat community in bringing it together,” said Georgia. “I am honored to be part of such a special cause that is close to my heart while raising money for BCNA and enjoying a friendly game of footy against Loreto.”

Tomorrow, students and staff will wear a touch of pink while raising awareness and funds for BCNA. If you would like to make a contribution to the cause, you can learn more and donate now via the following link

“Players for Pink is so much more than a game of footy, as it demonstrates not only our support for all of the women and men affected by breast cancer, but also our gratitude to all the wonderful people involved in BCNA that help these individuals and their families,” said Paige. “Having been a part of the Senior Girls Football team for a few years now, I find it so special to carry on Clarendon’s tradition of hosting Players for Pink.”

We wish the Clarendon and Loreto Ballarat Senior Girls Football teams the best of luck for their football match tomorrow and thank all of the students and staff who have been involved in the fundraising efforts for BCNA thus far.