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In just a few short weeks, the Tuggeranong Netball Association (TNA) is turning pink once again.

On Saturday 1 June, the TNA will hold an all-day, non-competitive netball match which will raise funds for Marymead and Bosom Buddies ACT.

With a Teal Team representing Marymead, and a Pink Team to represent Bosom Buddies ACT, the 10-hour marathon netball game will be broken into 12-minute mini games (quarters). There will be three courts in use, each for a different age and skill level, however, no prior experience is necessary so there is an opportunity for everyone to play. On the day there will be food stalls, raffles, face painting and more.

The event will also be attempting the world record for the most players in a netball exhibition match, so why not get a team together?

Courts can be booked via Eventbrite and are booked by the quarter/mini-game.

Let’s meet the teams.

About the Teal Team: Marymead

Those in teal will be representing Marymead, a non-profit organisation that has been delivering support services for children, young people and their families in the ACT and surrounding region for more than 50 years.

Marymead was established in 1967 when the need for a residential care facility for children and families in temporary crisis was recognised by sisters of the Catholic Religious order, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

Originally located in Narrabundah ACT offering temporary care for children, Marymead has since grown to have offices in Goulburn, Moruya, Young and Wagga Wagga, now also offering personal support services, after-school care, counselling, early intervention programs, short term accommodation, and more.

About the Pink Team: Bosom Buddies ACT

The team that will be wearing pink will be representing Bosom Buddies ACT, a non-profit organisation that provides support for people undergoing treatment for breast cancer and their families.

Founded in 1995, the team has grown from a small group of friends to a large group of trained volunteers who have all personally experienced breast cancer.

These women raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, advocate for better facilities and services for patients, run workshops and information sessions, hold fundraisers, and also work alongside breast care nurses, providing one-on-one support for patients.

the essentials

What: 10 Hour Charity Marathon Netball Match
When: Saturday 1 June from 8 am – 6 pm
Where: Tuggeranong Netball Association
Cost: $35 Per Quarter ($5 per player)
Tickets: via Eventbrite
Enquiries: tnaturnspink@tuggeranongnetball.com.au

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