Hearts Unite For Queensland Football Community

Westpac has brought Hyundai A-League sides Melbourne Heart FC, Gold Coast United and Brisbane Roar together to provide support to local football communities affected by the recent Queensland flood disaster.

Westpac has brought Hyundai A-League sides Melbourne Heart FC, Gold Coast United and Brisbane Roar together to provide support to local football communities affected by the recent Queensland flood disaster.

Squad members from Heart and Gold Coast as well as Brisbane mascot ‘Roary- will travel to several local schools and football clubs in Queensland on Friday 28 January to stage clinics and present equipment donated by Westpac.

Former Socceroo and SBS Chief Football Analyst Craig Foster will join the Clubs in assisting with the clinics, which will take place in the areas of Fig Tree Pocket, Brassell, Milton, Goodna and Camira.

Heart Chief Executive Officer Scott Munn said it was important Australia-s football family united to provide support to victims of the flood crisis.

“One of sport-s greatest strengths is its capacity to unite and galvanise communities around a common cause, and we are proud to join Westpac and Gold Coast United in providing assistance to these schools and clubs which have been so devastatingly impacted by the recent floods,” he said.

“Over the last 12 months, Westpac has shown an extraordinary commitment to fostering the grassroots football community through initiatives such as its Community Football Festivals and Heart2Heart grant program.

“We hope that this small gesture can provide some measure of assistance to these clubs and schools in the rebuilding process, and that they can find some solace through football.”

As the nation-s largest participation sport, Foster said football can play a central role in giving hope to those affected by the flood crisis.

Foster said: “As the largest sport in Australia and a central part of the life of tens of thousands of Queensland children, football has a responsibility to contribute towards ensuring that kids have a chance to experience the joy of playing again, even as their families rebuild their lives.

“Well done to Melbourne Heart for their support for fellow members of our football family.”