The Wanderers Academy U13s have bonded well and faced many tough challenges this season but none more so than playing Manly United while wearing untraditional blue socks.
The youngest Wanderers overcame a tough Manly United outfit 3-0 with goals from Joey Banza (2) and Andrew Zalloua.
In an effort to support FightMND, a not-for-profit aimed at finding effective treatments and a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Western Sydney Wanderers joined forced with Manly United for the U13s game on Saturday 19 June by wearing Sockit2MND blue socks to fundraise and raising awareness about Motor Neurone Disease.
The cause is close to U13s member Sebastian Jolly, whose father Graeme sadly passed away in June 2020 after his own fight with MND. To further support this worthy cause, on Sunday 27th June, Isabella Jolly (mother of Seb Jolly) will run 21km in the Sydney Half Marathon to raise funds for MND NSW to continue providing much-needed support for families.
What is MND?
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, swallow and breathe fail to work normally and eventually die. With no nerves to activate them the muscles gradually weaken and waste.