Over 15 years ago, Tuggeranong United state league player Adam Fry lost his life to an epileptic seizure. But his name lives on through his club, who once a year don purple socks, bring the whole club together and raise money for Epilepsy ACT’s support and research programs.
Last weekend across Saturday and Sunday all Tuggeranong teams changed their sock colours, including all NPLW & NPL teams across a big weekend of home fixtures.
United President Stan Mitchell said it was an excellent cause, and a pleasure to see the club continue to come together year after year for the cause.
“I just think it is valuable for all clubs to be a part of the community and give back to it, and this is our little way of helping out those who suffer from this disease, and it really does effect or touch almost everyone in different ways.”
Mitchell said that players of all ages across Community Leagues, NPL, NPLW and NPLY all got behind the cause, and the club expected to be donating over $2,000 to Epilepsy ACT once reconciled through the purchase of the socks, canteen profits and support from partners such as Gordo’s and Bakers Delight.
“Some of the biggest supporters of the day, you can see in photos, might not have even been born at the time this happened, so their support is awesome.”
The socks were purchased through Rojo’s Customs Clothing in Civic, whose owner players for the club in State League.