TWO Preston junior football clubs will face off to raise vital funds and awareness for youth homelessness.
Joe Ledda from hockingstuart Preston with Andre, 16, and Lucas, 15, at HP Zwar Park in Preston.The Preston Bullants and West Preston junior football clubs will clash this Sunday in an all-day club showdown to support youth homelessness charity Kids Under Cover.
Teams in each of the clubs’ eight age groups will play matches across Reservoir’s JE Moore Park and Preston’s HP Zwar Park in the charity event, supported by hockingstuart Preston.
Kids Under Cover national marketing and fundraising manager Aimee Suchard-Lowe said the second annual cup would raise much-needed funds for the charity’s work.
“It also helps to raise awareness, not just of Kids Under Cover, but actually hopefully making the local community just have a moment to think about the issue of youth homelessness,” Ms Suchard-Lowe said. “The fact that hockingstuart is able to not only raise funds, but bring it to the attention of people … that is an incredible contribution.”
The main fundraiser for the day will be sausage sizzles held at both grounds — provided by hockingstuart Preston — which last year raised about $800.
Joe Ledda, hockingstuart Preston director, hoped to hit the $1000 milestone with this year’s cup, which he said was a good day of footy for a good cause.
“It’s a nice little family day for the local residents, who all obviously have kids in different age groups that play for these particular clubs,” Mr Ledda said.
“It gives them a good opportunity to get together, have a series of different games where it’s a bit competitive and a bit of fun, and there’s a prize at the end.”
Matches will be staged at both venues from 9am-5pm on Sunday, March 22. JE Moore Park is in Gilbert Rd, Reservoir and HP Zwar Park is in Jessie St, Preston.
Preston Bullants and West Preston player to take part in the off-season Cup to raise funds for Kids Under Cover.