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South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) is excited to be celebrating Connor’s Beanie Round for another year!!

Just a few sleeps away, Round 13 on Sunday 29 July is set to be the biggest Beanie Round yet!

The flagship event of the season from the league charity partnership with the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation (RCD Foundation), is certainly not to be missed.

Check out the celebrity support the on-trend beanies have received from people from all walks of life!

You can still grab your own from rcdstore.tictail.com (be sure to order before Wednesday 25 July to receive in time – or grab a beanie at your SMJFL club on Sunday!)

On Sunday 29 July (and the week prior) there are a number of ways you can get involved to support the cause:

  • Buy and wear an RCD Beanie, or a beanie of your choice
  • Donate a gold coin before your game, or to the roving collection cans
  • Collect donations around the club at training
  • Sell beanies to club members, and the wider community

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In it’s inaugural year in 2017, Connor’s Beanie Round raised an incredible $25,120 for paediatric brain cancer. This year the aim is to raise even more to support world-leading research and in-home therapies for patients. The RCD Foundation primarily raises funds for research for a cure and improved treatment options for children and young adults with brain cancer. Many people don’t know that Brain Cancer is the No.1 cancer killer of kids in Australia.

The RCD Foundation was created by Liz and Scott Dawes after their son Connor passed away from Brain Cancer at the age of 18 in 2013. The Foundation has partnered with the league for over 5 years, and you can proudly see the RCD logo on all SMJFL Game Balls.

On Sunday 29 July (and the week prior) there are a number of ways you can get involved to support the cause:

  • Buy and wear an RCD Beanie, or a beanie of your choice
  • Donate a gold coin before your game, or to the roving collection cans
  • Collect donations around the club at training
  • Sell beanies to club members, and the wider community