Preparations ramp up for Hamilton Kangaroos-hosted Pride and Inclusion Game

PROUD: In June, Hamilton Kangaroos will host a Pride and Inclusion game.

PROUD: In June, Hamilton Kangaroos will host a Pride and Inclusion game.

A footy match with a difference hopes to “shine the light on mental health issues” and raise money for local support groups next month.

Hamilton Kangaroos will host a Pride and Inclusion game against South Warrnambool on June 17, with the day set to also feature a VFL women’s match between last year’s grand finalists Melbourne University and Darebin Falcons, as well as a luncheon with a guest panel.

Annie Nolan, of ‘Uncanny Annie’ fame, and Fox Sports’ Tegan Higginbotham will co-host the luncheon, with triple premiership Hawk Russell Greene and his daughter Angie Greene – who accepted an ARIA award on behalf of Sia – among the panelists.

“(We want to) shine a light on some of the mental health issues and some of the support groups that are just getting up and going … bringing a bit of awareness about what the Hamilton area is doing,” co-organiser Charles Beaton said.

Tickets for the lunch are available through the club.

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