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Game On for Whitford JFC and Fair Game

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Game On!

The footy season for many kids in communities around WA is looking a whole lot brighter thanks to the initiative of non-profit organisation Fair Game, and the generosity of the Whitford Junior Football Club.

A call for donations quickly saw an avalanche of offerings from both the club and its members. Over 100 pairs of pre-loved boots and some 300 footballs will make their way to mainly indigenous and migrant communities where the most basic sports equipment might be lacking, but where energy is boundless. A wide range of sports equipment and clothing completed the donation from Whitford Junior Football.

Club president, David Snape, said “It was great to see kids wanting to help other kids who may not have as much as they do. Many prized Eagles and Dockers jumpers were handed down to make another child happy, and there were even some teary mums giving their children’s very first pairs of footy boots to this worthwhile cause. The club was pleased to donate equipment that we are lucky enough to upgrade each year or so. The volunteers at Fair Game are doing really good things and it was very easy for our club to support their efforts.”

Fair Game was established by 2014 Young Australian of the Year (WA) Dr John van Bockxmeer and is run by a team of volunteer “Fair Gamers” whose goal is to distribute much-needed equipment, provide health education and encourage participation in sports.

Whitford Junior Football Club has around 700 members ranging from 6 year old Auskickers to 18 year old Open Rules players. If you can assist Fair Game, contact them at recycle@fairgame.org.au

For further information regarding this press release and the involvement of Whitford Junior Football Club, please contact Sonia Langridge, slangrid@tpg.com.au, ph: 0421 191878

For further information on Fair Game, please go to www.fairgamewa.org, or contact John van Bockxmeer at john@fairgame.org.au