Hoffman Urges Support For Westpac United 4 Charity

Rising star Jason Hoffman urged the Melbourne Heart faithful to arrive early and show their support for My Room Foundation ahead of the Westpac United 4 Charity match on Sunday.

Rising star Jason Hoffman urged the Melbourne Heart faithful to arrive early and show their support for My Room Foundation ahead of the Westpac United 4 Charity match on Sunday.

Raising funds for the My Room Foundation, which supports the Children-s Cancer Centre at the Royal Children-s Hospital, the match will see personalities from across Australia take part to raise funds for the charity.

Olympic Gold Medallists Grant Hackett and James Tomkins join a star studded field including Matthew Lloyd, Santo Cilauro, Mark Bosnich, Jesper Olsen and former Melbourne Heart FC star Josip Skoko in taking part in the curtain raiser.

Hoffman said he is particularly looking forward to the return of Bosnich, who will move away from his customary position between the sticks in an attempt to get his name on the score sheet.

“It-s a great cause, with proceeds going to My Room who support the Children-s Cancer Ward at the Royal Children-s Hospital. There will be some of the most famous faces in Australian sport and media involved,” he said.

“It will be fantastic for people to get in early to catch the match and have a bit of a laugh. There are two notable mentions in Josip Skoko, who will take to the field again, and Fox Sports- Mark Bosnich. Funds go to a great cause so I just encourage everyone to get early and support My Room.”

The Westpac United 4 Charity match will be followed by Heart-s opening home match of the Hyundai A-League season, with the Red and White taking on Perth Glory.

Following a strong win in week one over Adelaide United, Perth are on form, but Hoffman is confident Heart-s attacking duo of Mate Dugandzic and David Williams can provide the cutting edge needed to grab all three points.

“With Mate Dugandzic coming in and scoring a double, and David Williams, who has weapons that can hurt anyone, there are a lot of positives to be drawn from the weekend and we just look forward to the match against Perth on Sunday and grabbing three points,” he said.

“Perth hase got a number of new players who have come into the squad, with the goal scorer from the weekend, Billy Mehmet, doing really well, and of course you can-t forget Shane Smeltz, who-s always dangerous.

“They-re going to be a good challenge, but hopefully the supporters come out and paint the stadium in Red and White.”