PRETTY IN PINK: The organisers of Echidnas Ladies' Day, Alice Mort and Emm Fenwicke, flanked by Echidnas players.
PRETTY IN PINK: The organisers of Echidnas Ladies' Day, Alice Mort and Emm Fenwicke, flanked by Echidnas players. Lucy Rutherford

It's the Echidna-loving ladies time to shine

Rugby Union: Alice Mort and Emm Fenwicke will be kicking up their heels and popping champagne at the Echidnas Ladies' Day to celebrate the culmination of all their hard work.

In their first year organising the annual event, they have smashed ticket sales, selling 100 more than last year, with 250 ladies expected to frock up and get behind the Echidnas as they take on Dalby Wheatmen.

"We've been really active on social media advertising the day and the boys have been great about getting the word out,” Mort said.

"Everyone seems a lot more excited this year because the boys have been winning games and that always helps.”

With proceeds going to the Zonta Club of Roma, Alice and Emm believe supporting an organisation that gives back to women adds emphasis to an event that celebrates the contribution of ladies in the rugby community.

"Footy is such a massive part of the town so it's good we have so many ladies coming out to have a fun day with their girlfriends and support the teams,” she said.

"The aim is to get girls who wouldn't normally go out to watch the games and help them realise how enjoyable it can be.”

Roma Echidnas president Richard Bright believes it's important to have a day which pays special attention to the Echidna-loving ladies who turn up game after game to support players.

"The team always plays better in front of a home crowd so this is a way to say thank you for their dedication in cheering us on,” he said.

Cocktails, champagne and beer will be flowing all day, with gourmet catering from Peckish Maranoa and Rex and raffles, auctioning of A-grade jerseys and live entertainment until late.

C grade will kick off at 1.45pm with A grade from 3pm.


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