Kicking Goals for Sick Kids 2023 - 24hr Soccer Marathon

By George Shalala Join Me

Come have a kick, and raise money for seriously sick kids!

We are pleased to be holding our 9th annual event, which aims to raise much-needed funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead. What better way to do this than by playing a 24-hour continuous game of soccer/futsal!

  • Where: The Western Sydney Wanderers Centre of Excellence.
  • When: Friday the 27th January (6 pm) to Saturday the 28th January (6 pm).

Since its inception, the event has contributed over $762,000 to The Children's Hospital at Westmead. This year, we aim to raise over $150,000, with the funds going to the Heart Centre, Oncology and Neurology departments. The utilisation of funds are agreed upon with each department.

This event is unique because ALL proceeds/donations go directly to the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation (SCHF). There are no expenses. Everything is donated; the facility, food, marketing, t-shirts, show-bags and various other items. We have no running costs; 100% of donations go to help sick kids.

The Western Sydney Wanderers Centre of Excellence is an outstanding community facility and accommodates over 500 players participating in the event at various timeslots. Players range in age from 5 to over 55 years: boys and girls, mums and dads at all levels of football. The Western Sydney Wanderers Centre of Excellence has generously donated the use of their excellent facility. There will be a BBQ, face painting, silent auctions, raffles, superheroes, special guests and more.

The Phoenix Building Approvals and Snooze Alexandria sponsored "All Stars" game will be held Friday, January 27th, from 8 pm to 9 pm. This match will feature ex Socceroos / A-League stars, current and former national futsal players. Special thanks to the players who give up their time and continue to support this event. Players for this year will be confirmed close to the event. In the past, All-Star players have included Nicky Carle, Mile Sterjovski, Brett Emerton, Shane Smeltz, Adam Peacock, Adrian Iorfino, Mark Bridge, Dean Heffernan,  Alex Brosque, Michael Beauchamp, Nick Montgomery and Greg Giovenali.

Thank you to the Western Sydney Wanderers for their continued support and commitment to the event.

Thank you to the Commonwealth Bank for providing show bags for all the kids and for their continued support.

Thank you to our major sponsors:  Phoenix Building Approvals, Snooze Alexandria, Gosford Quarries, Chris Waller Racing, Ray White Westmead, Ivory's Special Coating, Builtcorp Group, Quickfix Smash Repairs, Hiband, IC Homes, Modern Painting Group, AAA Tyres, Young Academics, Ultra Air, Penrith Toyota, Sitlec & the PTC group for your significant donations and Ample Firewood for your generosity & amazing 24 hour BBQ.

This is not only about raising money for a great cause, but about kids learning to support other kids.

Please donate now and help us kick goals for kids with cancer, heart disease, and nervous system diseases. Please note that all proceeds collected are received directly by SCHF. All donations over $2 will receive a tax receipt and are tax deductible. You will receive an automated email with a donation receipt.

Thank you for your continued support of this important event.

George Shalala


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