Sale City and Woodside Youth Girls Pink Sock Game

Zoe Askew

STADIUM lights illuminated the field and a large crowd gathered at Stephenson Park on Saturday evening, as Sale City Youth Girls and Woodside Youth Girls took the field for their special Round 11 ‘Pink Sock’ match.

Players and field umpires wore bright pink socks, kindly provided by Bendigo Bank Sale and Maffra, as part of the fundraising efforts for Sale local charity, Footprints Foundation.

In addition to their bright pink socks, the girls from Sale City wore pink long sleeve tops under their playing jumpers, creating a sea of pink.

Sale City won the coin toss, conducted by president of Footprints Foundation Jamie Dorning.

It was a frantic-paced game; both teams showcased their skills and talents in a wonderful demonstration of how far Youth Girls Football has come in the past five years.

Sale City ended the night on top with a hard-fought win.

Acacia Sutton from Sale City was judged as best-on-ground with nine goals.

Dorning presented Woodside Youth Girls Grace Dillow the Footprints Foundation Medallion for the Most Determined Player.

Woodside’s Grace Dillow and Footprint Foundation president Jamie Dorning. Photo: Contributed

The evening concluded with a raffle draw organised by Sale City Youth Girls, which saw them raise just over $1400 for Footprints Foundation.

After a successful night of football and fun, the Sale City Youth Girls are determined to make the Pink Sock Game an annual tradition.