Football codes unite to support 'Movember'

Depending on who you ask it might not be considered the most fashionable facial accessory but there’s a very good reason the members of the Sydney FC squad are sporting moustaches this month.

Depending on who you ask it might not be considered the most fashionable facial accessory but there-s a very good reason the members of the Sydney FC squad are sporting moustaches this month.

The entire Sydney team has again thrown its support behind men-s health initiative, ‘Movember-, and on Thursday Terry McFlynn and Ivan Necevski joined forces with members of the Sydney Swans AFL side and Sydney Roosters NRL team to help shine a light on the issues.

“It-s always good to cross codes. I think we all get along pretty well so it-s good to be able to come together for a worthy cause,” said FC gloveman, Necevski. “It-s all about raising awareness of men-s depression and prostate cancer so we-re really happy to jump on board and support it.”

While there are plenty of good reasons for putting the razor away for a few weeks, the upper lip efforts of the players have also provided a boost for the Sky Blues as they head into the second half of the Hyundai A-League season.

“A few of the boys look a bit funny with hardly any hair growing on their top lip but there-s been a few boys come through with the goods and it-s been a good bonding experience for us,” explained Necevski.

The importance of the issues hasn-t been lost on the FC squad however, and they hope their example will help make men more open about keeping an eye on their health.

“Men usually don-t like to talk about stuff like that but it-s important to take care of yourself and have regular checkups. That-s the message we-d like the men of Sydney to take away from this month,” said Necevski.

The team needs your help in their effort to support this worthy initiative.

Click here to donate online by referencing the team-s registration number 1876901, and remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

You can keep track of the progress of your favourite player by visiting the Photogalleries page of the Sydney FC website.