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Kicking goals for Zaidee

By Shepparton News

It was a colourful weekend of sport on Saturday, as players from Stanhope and Murchison-Toolamba football netball clubs supported Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation.

Zaidee’s father Alan Turner addressed the crowd before the A-grade netball game, sharing Zaidee’s story and the work the family has been doing for organ donation during the past 14 years.

Players from Stanhope wore Zaidee rainbow socks, and the netballers also debuted rainbow patches and a rainbow ball.

In a post on Facebook, Stanhope Football Netball Club said it was pleased to help raise awareness for organ and tissue donation with Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation.

‘‘Sometimes we can get caught up with winning and losing on the field or court, but today really put a lot in perspective with Zaidee’s father coming to speak to all players and supporters at half time,’’ the post read.

‘‘Right before the siren went today, Zaidee produced a wonderful rainbow.’’

Stanhope also thanked Murchison-Toolamba for contributing to the weekend’s efforts by wearing rainbow laces to show their support.

Addressing the teams, Mr Turner said his daughter Zaidee would be watching over them and would probably send them all a rainbow.

This is exactly what she did, with two rainbows appearing above the ground at the final siren of the football game.