The Wanderers Foundation has today announced their inaugural Christmas Appeal with all funds going towards promoting and advocating for All Abilities Football in the Western Sydney Region.
Launched in 2020, the Wanderers Foundation allows the Western Sydney Wanderers FC to directly make a difference through initiatives that make a positive impact in the community.
Over the last two years, the Foundation has had an impact on over 10,000 individuals in the Western Sydney community and has a multitude programs focusing on female football, multicultural engagement, the indigenous community, disadvantaged youth and All Abilities Football.
This Christmas, the Foundation has launched its official appeal for All Abilities Football with the financial support from the community going towards:
- People with an intellectual disability or autism, as well as people with a physical disability to help them increase their confidence, mobility and social connections
- The Wanderers Powerchair Team
- The Wanderers Inclusive Football Program, which the Foundation currently runs in schools and is in the process of expanding across the Western Sydney region
The Wanderers Foundation wants to give hundreds of families and individuals in the All Abilities space the opportunity to play football in a safe and encouraging environment.
With a target set of $100,000 for the Appeal, the Wanderers Foundation is calling on all those in the Western Sydney community to give back.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO Scott Hudson said that he hopes the Foundation’s 2022 Christmas Appeal can change lives.
“We are more than just a football club and the Wanderers Foundation is the vehicle for us to give back to the community that supports us,” said Hudson.
“Our Christmas Appeal through the Wanderers Foundation wants to change the lives of individuals in the All Abilities space and there’s no better way to do this than through giving them a pathway to enjoy and express themselves through sport and football.”