IT’S WOMEN IN LEAGUE WEEK CHICKENS!
And first of all, can I just say blogging about this is v painful. Last night my flattie and I were cooking tacos and I cut my finger slicing tomatoes and now it hurts to type. Worst of all, they totally don’t have worker’s comp insurance in the imaginary Oh Errol offices. This? This is why I don’t cook.
So yesterday Kiki and I trotted along to the launch of Women in League round and the announcement of the favourite son award for 2010. Kiki even brought me a special ‘women in league round gift’, because as she told me “this is like our Mother’s day!” It’s true, it really is.
Last year’s gorgeous winner Hazem el Masri and his missus looked suitably regal and dapper, the Kellyville Princesses showed off their footy skills, there was champas – which kept us happy – Alan Tongue and Braith Anasta were completely adorable and brought their mamas, and Hindy took home the award.
Did he win the vote because of the brilliant article we wrote about him last week?
Who knows. All I know is that I am proud and delighted to call this man:
HARVEY NORMAN WOMEN IN LEAGUE’S FAVOURITE SON. Whee! This almost makes up for the fact that I don’t have an actual son, because – right now – I am deliberately barren like our new Prime Minister. True story.
What was my point? Just look at him nobly removing a wedgie from his famous arse crack. Love ya Hindy! And thank you to the thousands of women who voted.
Now, here’s the other stuff happening during women in league round this weekend:
- The Panthers once again transforming themselves into the Pink Panthers with a full pink kit; the Dragons’ traditional Red V being morphed pink; and Manly, Parramatta and the Sydney Roosters all wearing pink jerseys. Fans will be able to purchase these modified jerseys through Rebel and NRL Club stores.
- The Eels staff, mascots, ball boys, and volunteers also wearing a touch of pink; and the Canberra Raiders wearing pink socks.
- Players at several clubs pulling on pink boots this weekend, which will then be auctioned off through NRL and Club websites to raise funds for One Community and Club charity partners.
- Games in the Round will be played with pink match balls (except the Panthers v Sea Eagles match) which will be auctioned off after Round 16 to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.
- Women in League tattoos will be handed out at matches.
- McGrath Foundation pink scarves will be sold through both the Foundation website prior to the Round but also by volunteers at some grounds.
- Women in League video presented on the big screen at each game.
- A special $40 Family Ticket offer for seven of the eight Harvey Norman Women in League Round matches (excludes Rabbitohs v Storm in Perth).
- The Panthers, Roosters, Dragons, Sharks and Titans websites turning pink.
- Female junior Rugby League players/volunteers joining match day celebrations at the Raiders, Sharks, Eels, and Dragons.
- Various fundraising initiatives in support of Women in League charity partner, the McGrath Foundation, and NRL Club charity partners – including the Eels and Dragons auctioning off their pink playing jerseys, and two of the Panthers’ sponsors donating funds for tries and points scored by the team this weekend to the club’s Women in League charity partners.
- The Pink Panthers Shield to be awarded to the winner of the Women in League Round game between the Panthers and the Sea Eagles.
- The Eels ‘wear pink’ promotion and ‘Eels in Heels’ event, the Dragons Harvey Norman Pinkest Fan Awards and the Titans ‘best dressed pink’ fan competition
We’re gonna be at the leagues club for the Dragons ladies event on Friday night, too. Putting it out there – once the game’s over, we’ll fight you to buy Jamie Soward’s pink boots. Just so you know. Kiki will do the online bidding though, because my finger still hurts.