Beanie Up For Round 11

round 11 photo of mark hughes

Mark Hughes and Matt Callander

We are excited to announce that Round 11 of the NRL will be the Beanie Round! Channel Nine, the NRL, Fox League and Mark Hughes Foundation have united, and want you to buy a Beanie for Brain Cancer during Round 11 - Thursday 18th May - Sunday 21st May. We would like to thank long-serving Channel Nine employee Matt Callander, who is battling brain cancer himself, and his family for being a driving force behind this round. 

Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease, and is responsible for more deaths of people under 40 in Australia than any other cancer - yet it receives less than 5% of government cancer research funding. It’s time for change!

This year’s Beanie for Brain Cancer Campaign is aiming to raise $500,000. This will enable us to fund a 3 year Research Fellowship in another brain cancer research area. Fellowships such as these are game changers, providing support to a talented, highly qualified Medical Researcher. This fellowship will enable a doctor to focus and dedicate their time to brain cancer research, collaborate with researchers in laboratories, conduct clinical trials and care for their own cancer patients.

If you are heading to a game during round 11, purchase a MHF beanie from the ground locations listed below or from a stockist near you, or wear your favourite beanie and show your support for the Mark Hughes Foundation’s Beanie for Brain Cancer. 

If you can’t make it in store, you can PRE-ORDER your Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie online until Sunday 21st May 6pm (delivery time 6 - 8 weeks).

Thanks to the generous support from the community, The Mark Hughes Foundation have been overwhelmed with the response to the NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round!

Current stocks of beanies available for online purchase have been exhausted.

Beanies will still be available at the NRL games this weekend (excluding Gold Coast, Auckland and Perth) and from Ritchies Super IGA stores from Monday 22nd May.

We thank you for your support and encourage you to register to hold a Beanie for Brain Cancer fundraiser during June to help us to tackle brain cancer.

For immediate access to beanies, please visit your nearest local Ritchies Supa IGA store. Limited stocks are available.


To view the Charity Auction items available, please click here

Let’s unite and tackle brain cancer together!

NRL Round 11: 18th - 21st May

Cronulla Sharks V North Queensland Cowboys
Thursday 18 May
Southern Cross Group Stadium
461 Captain Cook Drive 
Woolooware NSW 2230
Brisbane Broncos v Wests Tigers
Friday 19 May
Suncorp Stadium
40 Castlemaine St
Milton QLD 4064
Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders
Saturday 20 May
ANZ Stadium
Edwin Flack Ave
NSW 2127
Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers
Sunday 21 May
McDonald Jones Stadium
294 Turton Road
Broadmeadow NSW 2292
Canterbury Bulldogs  v Sydney Roosters
Sunday 21 May
ANZ Stadium
Edwin Flack Ave
NSW 2127

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