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This weekend (Round 13 – July 30) will see the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) celebrate the inaugural Connor’s Beanie Round thanks to charity partner, the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation.

We ask that all participants including players, coaches, team managers, goal umpires, runners, trainers and supporters wear a beanie (or buy an RCD Beanie) and make a gold coin donation in recognition of children with brain cancer.

Brain cancer is the number one cancer killer of kids in Australia. The Robert Connor Dawes 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 RCD Foundation primarily raises funds for research for a cure and improved treatment options for children and young adults with brain cancer.

As the SMJFL’s charity partner, fundraising for the RCD Foundation has been during the Lightning Carnival where support from the SMJFL community has been fantastic.

This year we are asking all age groups to participate in raising awareness and fundraising for children and young adults with brain cancer.

If you would like to pre -purchase a RCD Beanie you can do so here: OR they’ll be on sale at your local club!

For more information about RCD :

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