Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City and Western United are calling on their members and supporters to turn out in force as a show of support for the communities, Firefighters and Emergency Services personnel battling the devastating bushfires burning across the country.
As part of a range of initiatives, the three clubs have come together to support the Bushfire Disaster Appeal. For every ticket sold at this weekend’s Round 13 matches in Melbourne, $2 will be donated to the appeal.
Melbourne Victory CEO, Trent Jacobs, said this was a way the football community could help support those impacted by the bushfires.
“We will be joining Melbourne City and Western United, donating $2 from every ticket sold for Sunday’s match to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal, which will help regional communities who need it most,” Jacobs said.
“These are simply horrific circumstances. To all our members and fans, we encourage you to come along on Sunday, which will help support those affected by the bushfires, as well as supporting the Firefighters and Emergency Services personnel who are working tirelessly to keep Australians safe.”
Melbourne City CEO, Brad Rowse, said all three Victorian Club’s will also be encouraging fans to donate whatever they can to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal.
“We are all devastated by the impact of the fires on communities around Victoria and across the country and in awe of the work of those tackling them,” Rowse said.
“We encourage our members and supporters who attend this weekend’s games or who are watching at home to please dig deep and donate whatever they can to this Bushfire Disaster Appeal.”
Western United CEO, Chris Pehlivanis, is fully supportive of the joint initiative.
“I echo these sentiments and call on Western United members and fans to either get to our game tonight or donate whatever you can, as a way of supporting this important cause.”
Donations to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal can be made here.