Western Sydney Pink Day kicks off Saturday

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After two postponements due to bad weather the NSWRL Western Sydney Academy and Penrith Panthers’ PINK DAY is finally set to go ahead this Saturday 13 June at Whalan Reserve, St Mary’s.

Mums and daughters, sisters and aunties are encouraged to dress bright for the event which is being held to celebrate and acknowledge the role of women in western Sydney’s junior league community.

Spectators are urged to wear as much PINK as possible to Whalan Reserve where on Saturday up to 24 of Penrith’s local teams will battle it out on the field.

But the real action will be on the sidelines, where staff will distribute six double-passes to this year’s Harvey Norman State of Origin match in Sydney to PINK clad spectators.

NSWRL Western Sydney Academy Manager Greg Mitchell said the Academy and the Panthers had also selected a group of 80 women from the Penrith Junior League community to attend the Round 14 Women in League NRL clash between Penrith and Manly in their own dedicated stand at CUA Stadium.

“The NRL’s Women in League Round is all about recognising the great efforts and achievements of women throughout our game and we’re kicking things off during the day at Whalan Reserve,” Mitchell said.

“PINK DAY is a great opportunity for us to reward all women throughout the junior ranks who contribute to our game.

“We’ve got 80 women from the Penrith Junior League community in their own section at CUA Stadium later that night wearing special pink t-shirts and prior to the game there will be a pre-match function held in their honour at Panthers on the Prowl [next door to the newly-opened NSWRL Western Sydney Academy office].”

The PINK DAY festivities are likely to include a visit from One Community ambassador Mario Fenech while on the field it will be a big day for the region’s junior referees, who are set to complete their individual assessments.

The celebrations will continue at the Panthers’ Round 14 clash at CUA Stadium, with the Women in League events to include a relay of 60 junior players – all wearing pink socks – to take place at halftime.

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