Wanderers next generation to rally support and collect donations for rural communities

This Sunday’s double header at Bankwest Stadium will raise money for Rural Aid as part of the two rounds of Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League football raising funds for those affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis.

In support of these fundraising efforts, the Western Sydney Wanderers Foxtel Y-League team will be collecting donations at the match.

The Wanderers match on Sunday against Perth Glory will be dedicated to those who have been directly affected and involved in the devastating bushfires that have torn through Australia.

The fixtures form part of the league-wide initiatives dedicated to emergency services and volunteers who have worked tirelessly throughout this crisis as well as acknowledging the loss of life in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. 

The Wanderers Foxtel Y-League team will be stationed outside the entry gates of Bankwest Stadium with all donations collected going to Rural Aid.

The donations collected will be on top of the Wanderers and Red & Black Bloc’s initiative that was generously supported by members and partners, including co-major partners Centuria and JD Sports, and senior partners Nike and Mitsubishi Electric who contributed to Australian Red Cross’ Disaster Relief and Recovery fund directly, a total of $48,812.47.

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said he was proud of the Academy’s involvement in making a difference to the lives of communities across Australia.

“It’s fantastic to see that our next generation, players from our Foxtel Y-League team, are willing to step up and play their part in giving back to the community,” said Tsatsimas.

“As a club, we pride ourselves on our relationship with the community and we are proud that this engagement is across all our teams at the club.”

Wanderers Academy Technical Director Ian Crook said it was important for players across all age groups and teams at the Red & Black to be involved in community engagement.

“It is very important for our players across all ages to give back to the community as it is entrenched in our philosophy as a club,” explained Crook.

“I am very proud of our Foxtel Y-League team in taking the initiative to play their part in raising much-needed funds for Rural Aid Australia at Sunday’s match.”

Wanderers Hyundai A-League defender Matthew Jurman will also play his part on Sunday, donating $20 and $100 respectively to the Red Cross for every pass or goal scored by the Red & Black.