Consistent with its practice to collaborate in various initiatives of humanitarian dimension, the Womenâ€™s Football section of the MFA is in the forefront in assisting in activities for such good causes.
Last month the Malta Football Association and the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) launched a new initiative aimed at raising an awareness of breast cancer, where the womenâ€™s national football team were presented as Ambassadors of a programme of events with an apt title â€˜Give Cancer the Bootâ€™. The Womenâ€™s National Team are also Hard Rock CafÃ© Malta Pinktober Ambassadors and play an active part in their Pinktober campaign.
The programme is now being followed up by the associationâ€™s pledge to have its Womenâ€™s National Team and BOV Womenâ€™s Leagues and Under 16 League matches in October played with the Breast Cancer Awareness theme as the central point.
Therefore during this month, matches in all venues will be played for this good cause, with the participants knowing that football is also a medium through which the public can be educated in various humanitarian values.
One of these is Breast Cancer Awareness accompanied by a lifelong mentality where prevention is better than cure and also to discard the fear factor and face this condition with a bold and positive attitude.
Article by Mark Attard
Malta Football Association