In 2015 the Western Australian Football Commission Rogers Cup Youth Girls Competition will partner with The Amanda Young Foundation. The Amanda Young Foundation is a non-profit community organisation dedicated to reducing deaths in WA from meningococcal disease.
The Foundation was formed in 1998 following the tragic death of Amanda Young, at 18 years, from meningococcal septicaemia. Amanda was a talented athlete and excelled at many sports.
The partnership with the WAFC Rogers Cup Youth Girls Competition will promote awareness about the disease not only through the Youth Girl teams but through Senior Community Clubs from within the WAWFL as well.
A big message driven from the Amanda Young Foundation is to not share drink bottles, as this is one of the many ways you can contract the disease.
As part of the partnership with the WAFC, the Amanda Young Foundation has provided each Youth Girls Team with Alpine ‘mouth free’ drink bottles, supporting a message about the danger involved in sharing drinks.
This donation to the WAFC will help build awareness of Amanda’s story and educate the young women of the causes and symptoms, as young people aged 15-25 are at a high risk because of their social lifestyle. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/26444351/perth-meningococcal-scare/