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    TALK about a team of champions. Eight of our most prominent women have raised their hands to support Harness Racing New South Wales’ Team... Champion team to support Team Teal campaign in 2024

    TALK about a team of champions.

    Eight of our most prominent women have raised their hands to support Harness Racing New South Wales’ Team Teal campaign in 2024.

    KerryAnn Morris and Hannah Rixon will lead the field as 2024 Team Teal ambassadors for the Metropolitan area.

    And the North and Hunter region loses nothing either with the in-form pair of Jemma Coney and Grace Panella chosen to represent that ‘zone’ as Team Teal ambassadors.

    Head south and you’ll see Taylah Osmond and Ellen Jones decked out in the Teal pants as the representatives of the South region.

    Finally the lady many rate as Australia’s greatest reinswoman Amanda Turnbull, along with the ever-improving Olivia Frisby will be the representatives for the West, doing their best to drive winners and help raise money for one of the most successful campaigns, in any sport, that this country has ever seen.

    Since joining the campaign in 2016, HRNSW has helped raise much-needed funds for crucial ovarian and gynaecological cancer research and education programs through the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG).

    More than $68,000 was raised in NSW last year and HRNSW aims to reach and hopefully eclipse that target this campaign.

    From February 1 to March 15, reinswomen across the state will wear their teal driving pants with pride to raise awareness of the cause, along with Team Teal ambassadors in each major region of the state.

    Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) is proud to take part once again in the WomenCan initiative ‘Team Teal’ in 2024.

    Each time a female trained and/or driven horse wins in NSW during the campaign, HRNSW will donate $200 to WomenCan, plus an additional $200 for every ambassador trained and/or driven winner.

    Adding to this, Tabcorp will also donate $200 for every female-driven winner and Club Menangle has jumped on board and pledged $200 for every female trained and/or driven winner at their No. 1 track during the campaign.

    It is an important cause that HRNSW Chief Executive Peter Buckman encourages the entire industry to support.

    “HRNSW is dedicated to supporting the Team Teal initiative and raising awareness of ovarian and gynaecological cancers and I encourage all to rally their support too,” said Buckman.

    “Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected through this great campaign that was created by one of our own in Duncan McPherson, who lost his wife Lyn to ovarian cancer.

    “It is an initiative HRNSW and our participants have embraced and proud to support.”

     KEY STATS:

    • Every day in Australia 18 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer;
    • For ovarian cancer the five-year survival rate is 49% for Australian women;
    • This year approximately 6,800 Australian women will be diagnosed with gynaecological cancer;
    • Approximately 2,100 Australian and New Zealand women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year.

    The 2024 NSW Team Teal ambassadors are:

    Metropolitan:

    KerryAnn Morris (trainer/driver)

    Hannah Rixon (driver)

    North/Hunter:

    Jemma Coney (driver)

    Grace Panella (trainer-driver)

    South:

    Taylah Osmond (driver)

    Ellen Jones (trainer/driver)

    West:

    Amanda Turnbull (trainer/driver)

    Olivia Frisby (driver).

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