Macarthur FC is proud announce their support for Boots For All, a national organisation that aims to dissolve barriers to sports participation by collecting and distributing quality, new and near-new sporting equipment.
Launched in 2006, the initiative’s goal is simple, collect new and near-new sporting equipment and distribute them to those in the community in need.
Macarthur FC will show their support for Boots For All by placing a donation station at the club’s Experience Store inside Macarthur Square Shopping Centre.
Bulls Members, fans and local grassroot players are encouraged to donate their boots into the collection box inside the Experience Store.
Macarthur FC midfielder Charles M’Mombwa and Club Chairman Mr Gino Marra, recently attended a ceremony with NSW Minister for Sport the Hon. Geoff Lee MP, Speaker of the House the Hon. Jonathan O’Dea MP and Stuart Hodge CEO Football NSW, at New South Wales Parliament House, to launch the program in NSW.
Speaking at the event Charles M’Mombwa said it’s important to support organisations like Boots for All in assisting to achieve their goal in helping less fortunate members of our community.
“Sport is a great way to be active and socialise with friends, but without the proper equipment you can easily not feel part of the team and fit in. To have an organisation dedicated to providing less fortunate members of our community with quality sporting equipment is fantastic!”
Macarthur FC Chairman, Gino Marra said of the announcement:
“Every weekend across our region over 30,000 locals participate in community football. This is a great opportunity for not only our members and fans, but our community to give back to those less fortunate.” Mr Marra said.
“We are honoured to be the first A-League club to support Boots For All and look forward to assisting many in our community through the work our Macarthur FC Foundation provides in the local area.” Mr Marra added.
Boots For All Board Director, Ron Ross said “Boots For All has had great success out of Victoria in helping those in need and many First Nations community groups to access sporting goods, in particular, footy boots and are now keen to replicate this momentum here in Sydney and Greater NSW. We are delighted to have Macarthur FC on board to support this wonderful initiative.”
To find out further information on Boots For All - www.bootsforall.org.au