Churchlands: Marist Football Club donates 400 jumpers to disadvantaged children

Fair Game’s Luke A J and Marist Football Club president Matt Mazzuchelli with some of the donated jumpers.
Fair Game’s Luke A J and Marist Football Club president Matt Mazzuchelli with some of the donated jumpers.

A CHURCHLANDS football club has donated hundreds of guernseys to disadvantaged children.

Marist Football Club, based at Newman College, delivered more than 400 Aussie rules Auskick jumpers to charity Fair Game, which provides recycled sport clothing and equipment to young people in disadvantaged communities around Australia.

Club president Matt Mazzuchelli said he hoped the jumpers would encourage children to take part in sport.

“We’re a community-based club that promotes a healthy lifestyle for children through football; we know how important sport is for their health and wellbeing,” he said.

“We hope these well looked after jumpers can provide some benefit for children who aren’t as lucky as our members and could do with a helping hand.”

Fair Game chief executive Nicki Bardwell said the donation meant children in regional and remote areas could access the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

“Our financially lean operational model allows us to provide a piece of equipment and a sport and fitness session to children in remote areas of WA for $30,” she said.

“We urge all local clubs and community members to consider what they do with their unused sporting equipment and to consider donating it.

“Our most requested items include footballs, basketballs, soccer balls and footy boots.”