Since Good Friday, Marconi Stallions FC has so far raised $4391 for the ‘Balls for Balls’ Fund-Raising campaign for treatment of men’s cancers.
Two boys , deserve special praise and mention for their efforts so far
Marko Flaiban (Under 13) has raised $1360 .
Kyden Salim (Under 9) has raised $1640 .
Football Office Administrator Josie Spinozzi who is driving the club’s campaign is delighted with the progress so far.
“I am surprised at how much money has been raised in such a short period of time and the two boys have shown the way to the rest of our club to jump on board and support this most important cause.”
“No amount of money is too small”
Marconi Stallions FC is one of many Sporting Clubs in Sydney’s Western Suburbs to be supporting the Cancer Council’s ‘Balls for Balls’ Fundraising event.
“This year, over 76,700 men are expected to be diagnosed with cancer. That is around 8,800 more men than women,” Denise Daynes Cancer Council NSW Community Co Ordinator said.
“Skin cancer prevention is a key focus of this campaign ,as we know that men over the age of 40 are 1.5 time more likely to be diagnosed and 2.5 times more likely to die of melanoma than women” said Ms Daynes.
Club Marconi have been long time supporters of Cancer Council and have already committed to supporting the Balls for Balls campaign.
The club is already making donations through a promotion in the licensed club.
“We are keen to promote sunsafe behaviour with our players” said Marconi Stallions Football Manager Tony Peters . “We have asked our players to participate in a football juggling fund raiser. This campaign is a great way to increase our players skills, whilst encouraging them to raise funds for a great cause. Our best jugglers will be demonstrating their skills at our match against Blacktown City on May 1st.” (Half Time)
For the next month, coaches will conduct competitions at training to see which player in their team is the one to represent them. During the process players will be seeking sponsors as they reach set targets. They can also keep a Juggling Log Book to check on their progress during the next month.
One of the early favourites in the juggling competition is Jetzen Lopez the youngster who went to Borussia Dortmund in 2020.
He has exceptional skills in this area.