Fight Cancer Foundation’s Footy Colours Day is a national fundraising event in September where thousands of Australians come together to show their support for kids with cancer. 

Join the game by wearing your favourite team’s colours and hosting an event at your workplace, school or with your team to raise much-needed funds!

Who can take part and how?

Anyone can take part in Footy Colours Day! Whether at work, at school or at home, we need you on our team this year.

Your Footy Colours Day event can take any shape or form you like - we love seeing how creative our participants get! To help you host your best possible Footy Colours Day, we have created a bunch of resources and ideas to help you get the ball rolling!

Some ways in which you might like to host your event this year include:

  • hold a morning tea, BBQ, pizza night or sausage sizzle
  • boost morale and social connection by incorporating games and activities
  • get everyone to wear their favourite footy team's colours no matter where they are! 

Visit the Tips & Tools section of our website for more!

Hosting an event is easy!

Step 1: Pick a date

Step 2: Register

Step 3: Browse our Tips & Tools for your event

Step 4: Wear your colours and make a donation to help kids with cancer

Why host an event?

When a child is diagnosed with cancer their world is turned upside down overnight. With treatment starting instantly, they face, on average, more than 6 months away from their school and school friends.

Our education programs help these kids when they need it most so they can return to their normal life without the significant social and emotional impacts of having to drop a year level.

By hosting a Footy Colours Day event you are ensuring these kids can put their cancer behind them, reach their full potential at school and get back to doing what they do best - being a kid!

Last year's Footy Colours Day!

1492 incredible workplaces and schools registered

Almost $588,000 raised to help kids with cancer

22 dedicated ambassadors


In the spirit of reconciliation, Fight Cancer Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.