Hills Football club Sydney North West FC raise more than $3000 for Breast Cancer Foundation

Good cause: Sydney North West FC players don pink jerseys against the Kellyville Kolts to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Picture: Andrew McMurtry
Good cause: Sydney North West FC players don pink jerseys against the Kellyville Kolts to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Picture: Andrew McMurtry

The newly-created Hills Football competition dug deep on Sunday, raising more than $3125 for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Breast Cancer Cup at Lilys Football Centre was the brainchild of Hills Football general manager and Sydney North West FC player Kurt Johnson.

It’s a cause that means a lot to Johnson.

“It was actually an idea I came up with last year,” he said. 

“My grandmother is battling breast cancer at the moment and I thought how can I help her in some way. I thought let’s use football and let’s wear pink jerseys and there you have it – the Breast Cancer Cup.

“Sydney North West as a club decided to run it and we thought we could give something back to the community.”

The day had several mini-games, including a cross-bar challenge with the winner taking home a signed Western Sydney Wanderers jersey.

Sydney North West players traded their regular strip for pink jerseys against the Kellyville Kolts.

Sydney North West won 1-0 after a first-half goal, giving the team a six-point buffer in fourth place.

The Breast Cancer Cup will become an annual event hosted by Sydney North West but the club will share the game with different opposition teams. 

Johnson said needing to move the game to Seven Hills highlighted the need for a facility like Lilys Football Centre in The Hills.