Glory girls back breast cancer awareness

Westfield W-League side Perth Glory Women will continue its support of breast cancer awareness this weekend with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) fundraiser match.

Westfield W-League side Perth Glory Women will continue its support of breast cancer awareness this weekend with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) fundraiser match.

Both Perth Glory Women and opponents Adelaide United will wear pink armbands for the Round Two clash at Perth-s nib Stadium.

It will be the third time the match has been staged, after the team pledged its support behind the charity following the passing of inaugural player Dani Calautti-s mother in season one.

Perth Glory Women midfielder Elisa D-Ovidio says the issue of breast cancer is one that is close to her heart.

“I have known a few people that have been diagnosed or even passed away from breast cancer,” she said.

“It is very important for all females, no matter what age, to get checked regularly.

“This NBCF fundraiser is very important to all the girls in the team and we all think it is a wonderful cause.

“When Dani-s (Calautti) mum passed away from breast cancer that hit us pretty hard.

“Ever since, we have been big supporters of raising funds and awareness about breast cancer, so we encourage everyone to get behind the issue, especially this Saturday at our match against Adelaide United.”

NBCF merchandise will be able to be purchased at the match, while Football West, ME Bank and APB Modular will be making a special donation on the day.

Kick-off against Adelaide United will be at 12pm local time on Saturday 13 November at nib Stadium.