Glory embrace mole mapping initiative

There were comings and goings aplenty at Glory HQ on Wednesday as players past and present, along with management and staff, underwent a mole mapping check as part of a Professional Footballers' Association [PFA] initiative.

In addition to the current first-team, Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League squads, the likes of Neil Young, Brent Griffiths, Chris Coyne, Robbie Dunn, Steven McGarry and Tommy Maras all took advantage of the opportunity to have their skin checked by the team from molemap.net.au.

The session was organised and run by PFA Player Development Manager Robbie Gaspar [pictured above with W-League stars Kim Carroll and Shawn Billam] who explained the vital importance of undertaking regular skin checks.

"The PFA are rolling out screenings across the whole country," he said. "Footballers obviously spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun and this is a great opportunity to make sure that they are fully educated when it comes to slip, slop, slap, protective clothing and what to look out for in terms of melanoma. Early detection is key to successful outcomes for both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, so you have to make sure you check your skin regularly and raise any concerns you have with your doctor.

"We've partnered with molemap who are based in Melbourne and have come over to WA to screen a number of clubs here. They were at the WACA yesterday and have several other clubs to visit over the course of the rest of the week. 

"It's been great to see so many past players come in and engage with the current players and I'd like to thank Glory for their support, letting us use their facilities and have access to their players."

Glory defender Dino Djulbic, of course, tragically lost his father to melanoma and is now an ambassador for the Cancer Council.

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