Red Saturday Returns

3 May 2023|Community News, Sport| Off Comments off on Red Saturday Returns|

The famous black and white colours of the Claremont Football Club will be tinged with red this month when the Magpies once again support the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

Claremont will host the second annual ‘Red Saturday’ game at Abbotsfield Park on 20 May when the Magpies take on Cygnet, with the event to include a luncheon, silent auction, raffles, prizes and three games of football.

The club has again received permission from the SFL to wear red socks for the game to help raise awareness of the appeal, which is aiming to raise $30,000 through May-June to support those in need in the Glenorchy municipality.

“We pride ourselves on being a club that not only offers opportunities for our young men and women, but also supports those vulnerable and struggling members of our community,” Claremont president Dennis Bird said.

“This is going to be a fantastic day and we really hope to see many people there to support the club and the Salvation Army.”

Captain Jeff Milkins from the Glenorchy Salvation Army Corps said it was wonderful to partner with a community-focussed club like Claremont again this year.

“It has been another challenging year for many, and the pressure on our services continues to mount,” he said.

“We are more reliant than ever on having a successful Red Shield Appeal (so) we can continue to provide care and support to members of the Glenorchy community who may be struggling.

“Please support these events to support those in need.”

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