Introducing the class of 2020! We love to showcase our incredible Footy Colours Day champions and say a big thank you each year via our Hall of Fame.
The names you see in lights below are selected for their Footy Colours Day spirit, passionate display of colour and ability to kick goals against cancer as a team. Well done to our winners!
Best Game Day Tactics
Drum roll please… the award for Best Game Day Tactics this year goes to Binnu Primary School! Awarded for one student’s tenacity and passion for his team, a different kind of flag was raised for their school day with a Richmond FC flag proudly displayed by the diehard supporter who snuck the flag into school.
Team Spirit Award
The Team Spirit Award this year goes to City of Darwin, who have taken part in Footy Colours Day every year since 2007! The tree in the background of their photo is known as the tree of knowledge and is an important landmark in Darwin.
For finding a way to bring 500 people together onsite to celebrate Footy Colours Day, plus many more virtually, during a particularly difficult year for us all, this year’s Leadership Award goes to Symal Group. Thank you to Symal Group for digging deep and recognising the importance of bringing everyone together to support kids with cancer this year.
Best on Ground
No strangers to Footy Colours Day, our Best on Ground award goes to Strong Minds Psychology for their dedication and outstanding performance. The team dressed in their footy colours for a full week and even invited their clients to join in the fun. A donation was made for each session that was attended, with extra given if people dressed up!
Try of the Year
Scoring 4 points and Try of the Year, congratulations to Lower Tully State School! This small school can be found in the Rugby League heartland of far North Queensland which explains the incredible display of footy gear and passion from their students! We hope to score tries again with you next year!
This year’s Chairman Award goes to Engadine High School for their continued commitment to help kids with cancer even in the face of COVID-19. We were inspired by their ability to modify activities, including hosting Footy Colours Day over two weeks so that more students could take part. We are so glad Footy Colours Day could help lift the school spirit and send off Term 4 in style.
Well done to Murringo Public School who have been awarded this year’s Coach’s Award for their incredible display of Footy Colours Day spirit! The students wore their colours proudly and ended the term with a bang which included some healthy and active activities.
Mark of the Year
Taking the title of Mark of the Year and kicking a winning goal for kids with cancer this year is… Northern Cancer Services NW. For their event, they organised raffles, a staff lunch, footy tipping and a handball contest – sounds like a Grand Final worthy Footy Colours Day event to us!
Most Adaptive Game Play
We are so thankful for everyone who adapted their Footy Colours Day events in the face COVID-19 that we decided to create a new award, Most Adaptive Game Play. This inaugural award goes to Andrew, a former teacher who recognised the importance of schools not returning in Victoria and the impact that would have. He held his own virtual event, and encouraged friends and family to share their footy colours via social media.
Team of the Year Award
Sapphire Coast Buslines it’s your turn to enter the spot light as the recipients of this year’s Team of the Year Award. This school bus company in New South Wales spread joy and brightened the day for many kids who got a real kick out seeing their bus driver dressed in their favourite footy colours.
Rookie of the year
Welcome to the Footy Colours Day team Shared Services SA. We are awarding this first time participant with the Rookie of the Year award for what sounds like an action packed day! From organising a raffle and a cake sale to a running race and soccer game, there was no shortage of fun at this Footy Colours Day event!
Outstanding Team Performance
Century 21 Southern has taken the title of Outstanding Team Performance for 2020. Following all covid safe practices, the team came together and celebrated over some footy bingo, quizzes and a special pizza lunch. There was no shortage of footy colours with their reception desk decorated and donation boxes proudly displayed.