Endometriosis Australia and Go Sunny

Lighting Up the Path for Women's Health in Football

Go Sunny Solar, in collaboration with Football SA, is proud to announce our partnership with Endometriosis Australia.

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As the sun shines brightly over South Australia, a new partnership emerges, illuminating the path for women's health in football. Go Sunny Solar, in collaboration with Football SA, is proud to announce our partnership with Endometriosis Australia. This collaboration aims to raise awareness and much-needed funds for research and support resources into endometriosis, a chronic disease affecting more than 830,000 Australian girls, women, and those assigned female at birth.

Endometriosis is a common disease where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. More than 11% of Australian girls, women, and those assigned female at birth live with endometriosis at some point in their life, with the disease often starting in teenagers. Symptoms vary, leading to a 6.5-year delay in diagnosis on average. Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a person’s period. It can impact fertility for some but not for all.

The recent announcement from Endometriosis Australia highlights the collaboration with Go Sunny Solar and Football South Australia. As the mighty Matildas continue their journey, our partnership aims to support grassroots women's football in South Australia and raise awareness about endometriosis.

Our CEO, Dejan Nikolic (DJ), passionately stated, “Go Sunny Solar’s ethos is wanting to be more, do more and change the rules. That same ethos was a core reason as to why we wanted to support grassroots women’s football here in South Australia. Endometriosis is such a prevalent condition – it’s more than likely you know at least a few women in your life affected by it. I am passionate about bringing awareness about this incurable disease, which is as common as diabetes and asthma. Raising awareness in football families and among girls and women players ensures we talk about it in diverse communities.”

Endometriosis Australia's CEO, Maree Davenport, emphasized the organization's commitment to empowering patients, ensuring they are not defined or limited by their disease. The organization provides a range of support resources tailored to meet the diverse needs of endometriosis patients, ensuring that individuals receive the support that best suits their unique circumstances.

Throughout the 2023 Go Sunny Solar WNPL Finals Series, Go Sunny Solar will be donating $250 for every goal scored, AND matching all donations made by the public via official channels up to $5000. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to giving back to the community and supporting women's health.

For more insights into our partnership with Football SA, you can visit here.

In conclusion, our partnership with Endometriosis Australia is not just about football; it's about shining a light on women's health, breaking taboos, and ensuring that every woman, girl, and those assigned female at birth have the resources and support they need. Together, we can make a difference.