July 14, 2022
There were pink socks in abundance at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy on Saturday as the South Burnett Saints celebrated their annual Ladies Day.
The day recognised women in sport as well as raising awareness about breast cancer.
The Saints women’s team has been a proud part of the Darling Downs competition since 2015 but there have been women involved in the club since Day 1 in 2012.
The pink day featured raffles and on-field games – including a goal kicking competition and a sprint race – as well as celebrations under a special marquee.
Out on the field, the Toowoomba Bombers proved too strong for both the men’s and women’s teams in their Round 12 clash.
Ned O’Connor, Keegan Wright and James Flavel all kicked six-pointers for the Saints.
The Saints men’s team will be playing at home again this Saturday in Kingaroy, taking on the Warwick Redbacks from 2:30pm.
This round is being held in memory of Ben Brooks, a much-loved former player who died of leukaemia earlier this year, just seven months after being diagnosed.
A player will be selected by the Brooks family and awarded the “Ben Brooks Award” for displaying “courage, determination and a never-give-up attitude”.
The Saints’ women will be travelling to Dalby to face the Swans.