Melbourne Chargers take on Box Hill in emotion-fuelled match
It was an emotion-fuelled match on Saturday as The Melbourne Chargers' Masters team took on Box Hill - the Chargers wearing red armbands in memoriam of the passengers and AIDS researchers who were killed on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
Of the 298 passengers on board the flight, roughly 100 were medical researchers, health workers and activists heading to the AIDS 2014 conference. Among them, well-renowned AIDS researcher and former international AIDS Society president Joep Lange.
In a statement posted to their Facebook page, the Chargers acknowledged the ongoing support the club had received from the Victorian AIDS Council and offered condolences to the loved ones of those who had passed away.
"The Victorian AIDS Council has supported the Chargers since we started our Club. We offer our sympathies for the friends and colleagues they may have lost," the post read.
[Image] Melbourne Chargers.