Thursday December 8, 2022

Macarthur FC is proud to announce the extension of its charity partnership with Sony Foundation Australia, providing support for Australia’s young people and raising funds for much needed youth causes.

Announcing the one-year extension of the charity partnership, Macarthur FC captain Ulises Davila and players’ Lachie Rose and Daniel Arzani made a special visit to Sony Foundation’s Children’s Holiday Camp at St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill on Thursday, which provides free respite care to families of children with disability whilst providing the holiday of a lifetime for the children.

The Children’s Holiday Camp hosted at St Joseph’s College in partnership with Marist Sisters College Woolwich, is one of 30 ‘Sony Camps’ that run nationally providing free respite care to families of children with disability whilst providing the holiday of a lifetime for the children. Uniquely, 24-hour care is provided by high school students over the three-day/two-night camps; feeding, bathing, toileting and entertaining. Over 400 children with disability and close to 800 student carers will take part in a Children’s Holiday Camp in 2022.

“We are proud to be partner with Sony Foundation for another year and help support these kids,” Davila said. “Community is at the centre of our club and it means a lot for us players to be part of the fantastic work of Sony Foundation.”

The camps are provided at no cost to families thanks to funding provided by Sony Foundation. The partnership with Macarthur FC, now in its second season, will include a charity match in 2023 to raise funds and awareness for Sydney Sony Camps which will include the limited-edition Macarthur FC charity jersey auction. Funds raised during the campaign will fund Sony Camps for children with disability in Sydney in 2023.

Macarthur FC Group CEO, Sam Krslovic, welcomed the continued partnership with Sony Foundation.

“Our region is in the fastest population growth corridor in Australia, with many young families moving to the area each year. Supporting those families in our community with disability, aligns with the club’s community first mindset and our players are humbled to meet with the children they are supporting.” Krslovic said.

Sony Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Sophie Ryan, expressed gratitude to Macarthur FC for their continued support of the Foundation during their sophomore A-League season.

“To have a team like Macarthur FC wear jerseys in support of children with disability is incredibly powerful. These players are heroes for our young children, and ambassadors in our community for an inclusive society. We know the fans of Macarthur FC will bid generously to win a limited-edition jersey worn by their favourite Bulls players, and in turn, can feel part of greater social impact knowing these funds will provide a holiday of a lifetime for a child with disability in their community,” Ryan said.