For two rounds of the regular season every year we get behind Pankind to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer research by showing up in force wearing our purple socks!

Participate on July 20/21 and 27/328 of Season 2024!

Since its inception in 2015 the ‘Play in Purple” campaign for pancreatic cancer has truly ‘gone’ places and grown into a truly nationwide campaign. Not many people know that pancreatic cancer claims virtually the same amount of lives each year as breast cancer, but has a 5 year survival rate of only 10.7%. PanKind, The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer, with a mission to dramatically improve the low survival rates for the disease, and raising awareness is key to achieving better outcomes for patients and their families.

#PlayinPurple is now in its10th year and continues to grow across Australia, being embraced by football players from all codes ages and geographies, all passionately playing in purple socks to raise critical awareness for pancreatic cancer.

Over the past two years thanks to your generosity GUFC has raised just over $32,000 from sock purchase and donations to this amazing cause.

Key information for the 2024 campaign:

  • #PlayinPurple will run on two weekends for GUFC on July 20/21 or 27/28 
  • All players, clubs and codes are encouraged to participate Australia wide, with a simple change of your local club socks to purple socks for two weekends!
  • NEW SOCK DESIGN for $15 per pair and the funds raised will go directly toward pancreatic cancer research. They can be ordered until the 5th July
  • Players can choose to wear the older sock design and simply make a donation