Sydney Derby to support The Children’s Hospital

The Western Sydney Wanderers have today confirmed that they will be representing The Children’s Hospital Westmead at the upcoming Sydney Derby this Saturday 13 April at ANZ Stadium.

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The Western Sydney Wanderers have today confirmed that they will be representing The Children’s Hospital Westmead at the upcoming Sydney Derby this Saturday 13 April at ANZ Stadium.

The Sydney Derby will come to life this Saturday night at 7.50pm with the Wanderers representing The Children’s Hospital Westmead and cross-city rivals Sydney FC representing Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick in a battle of east v west.

The partnership with the Wanderers and The Children’s Hospital in Westmead extends back to the club’s inception with the Red & Black regularly visiting and supporting the hospital during key periods of the year. 

Together, both clubs will be raising awareness of the fantastic work The Children’s Hospital do in supporting families and their seriously sick kids.

Children from The Children’s Hospital will be forming a guard of honour at the match for the player walk-out.

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said it is fantastic to see both clubs put their rivalries aside off the pitch to support The Children’s Hospital.

“It’s not often that we can come to the table with our cross-city rivals during Derby week, but we are very proud to come together to support and raise awareness for the fantastic work The Children’s Hospital do in supporting our communities,” said Tsatsimas. 

“We have been visiting the hospital in Westmead since the club’s inception and it is always a rewarding experience for our players and staff.

“We hope that this Saturday we can make the families and kids at The Children’s Hospital in Westmead proud of their club.”

Wanderers defender Tarek Elrich said the visits to the Hospital always put life into perspective and that he is proud to be representing Westmead.

“Growing up in the heart of Western Sydney, I am very proud to be representing the children and families at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead this Saturday night,” said Elrich.

“Rivalries aside, it’s great to see both groups of boys come together to shed a light on the work the hospitals do.”

Sydney FC midfielder and Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick Ambassador Brandon O’Neill said it was heart-warming to see the rivals put things aside for their local communities.

“As much as we’ll lock horns, butt heads and passionately want to beat the Wanderers in this weekend’s Sydney Derby, it’s fantastic to be able to put that rivalry to one side and support these children who take on even bigger challenges every day of their lives,” said O’Neill. 

“Coming together with the Wanderers to raise awareness of the work of two fabulous children’s hospitals is a great way to use the Sydney Derby’s profile to help our local community.”