Roosters pretty in pink

TRARALGON City Soccer Club has rallied behind one of its under 16 players and his family, whose grandmother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, raising about $2000 in fine style on Saturday.

The Roosters’ junior sides all sported pink socks, while the 16s went a step further and added headbands to the ensemble for an intra-club clash, to help raise funds and awareness surrounding the disease.

Cheered on by a larger than average crowd, many sporting pink face paint and hair dye and gorging on pink-themed food from the canteen, City scored two wins from five matches on the day.

Under 16 team manager Marty Cullett said the day was well supported.

“The kids loved it… we had a lot more spectators at the ground this week because of it… it was a good sort of family day,” he said.

Despite a schoolboy stigma surrounding the hue in question, the boys were not perturbed by wearing a “girl’s colour” for the occasion.

“My particular team we had (pink) headbands as well, there was a little bit of resistance, but once we were all in we were all in,” Cullett said.