Welcome to Kicking Goals for Brain Cancer, a Robert Connor Dawes Initiative. We are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for kids with brain cancer. This year, we are thrilled to invite all sporting clubs to join us in this important cause.

Brain cancer is the #1 disease killer of young people in Australia. By supporting Kicking Goals for Brain Cancer, you can help make a real difference in the lives of children and families affected by this terrible disease. Funds raised to go towards research, care and development projects. 

You can get involved by making a donation to your club or team, buy a beanie, or a pair of footy socks. 

Kicking Goals for Brain Cancer

As the SMJFL’s charity partner we’re thrilled the league has been supporting brain matters for the past six years.
This year the SMJFL Kicking Goals for Brain Cancer round is July 30, Round 12.

Thanks to all the generous players, coaches, team managers, goal umpires, runners, trainers and supporters who have helped us raise over $100,000 since 2017.

SMJFL has been a huge supporter of our foundation and is very close to our heart, with both Connor’s brother and sister playing throughout their childhood years.

Help us to continue to raise funds by using our FUNdraising resources available:



Our incredible popular ISC sports socks are once again available, order via our online store!

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Beanies for Brain Cancer

NEW beanies now available! Purchase via our online store. If you are interested in a beanie box for fundraising, send us an email

So grab a beanie, snap a pic and tag @rcdfoundation and #beanies4braincancer


Raised so far


Our goal


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