Austral Soccer Club holds Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event

Kicking goals for a cause: Austral Soccer Club held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event on Saturday. The under-11s team donated more than $300. Picture: Chris Lane
Kicking goals for a cause: Austral Soccer Club held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event on Saturday. The under-11s team donated more than $300. Picture: Chris Lane

Sure, in a full-round of Southern Districts Soccer Association fixtures at W.V. Scott Memorial Park on Saturday there were bound to be winners and losers.

But in reality, everyone who took part in Austral Soccer Club's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea was a winner.

The family-friendly club, which has more than 300 registered players, raised $1300 to help fund Cancer Council's life-saving research, prevention and support programs.

Some teams donated cakes and slices for purchase. Other teams made a monetary donation.

It was great to see everyone get behind the day.

JULIE DI BARTOLO

The result was the same: they were helping to give cancer a kick in the guts.

Club secretary Julie Di Bartolo said it was "fantastic" to see the community get behind a great cause.

"I lost my brother-in-law Joe to cancer five years ago and I thought it was time to do something to give back," the West Hoxton resident said. "Hopefully one day we can find a cure for cancer. It was great to see everyone get behind the day and raise money for a good cause."

Sadly, one in two Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.