Heart scores for Grassroots

Melbourne Heart FC helped to raise $4,000 for local Victorian club Altona City SC on Saturday night, courtesy of Hyundai’s Goals For Grassroots program.

Melbourne Heart FC helped to raise $4,000 for local Victorian club Altona City SC on Saturday night, courtesy of Hyundai-s Goals For Grassroots program.

Goals for Grassroots is a support program established by Hyundai and aligned with all A-League clubs to provide grassroots football clubs with much-needed financial injection, courtesy of goals scored in nominated Hyundai A-League matches.

Hyundai provides a financial donation to a selected grassroots club based of a guaranteed $1,000, plus $1,000 per goal scored by the home team throughout the Hyundai A-League season.

Heart netted three goals in the six goal thriller against the Jets in the Club's nominated round eight A-League fixture, which therefore contributed $4,000 to Altona City SC.

Altona received an initial cheque of $1,000 prior to kick-off, before two goals from Richard Garcia and one from Josip Tadic, from the penalty spot, boosted the total contribution.

About Altona City SC

Altona City Soccer Club was established in 1965 and is a 100 per cent voluntary organisation providing opportunities for the local community to participate in football.

In 2012, Altona City had 40 teams and 478 players and has grown by between 10 -20 per cent each year for the past four years. Of these players 96 were female and 382 male, 369 juniors and 109 seniors of which 32 were participating in over 35-s / social teams.

For more information, visit Altona City SC and Goals for Grassroots.