Volunteers, health, wellbeing

This post is part of a collection of posts on ‘The beautiful game’ display at the Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre, Penshurst.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that the most common types of volunteering among the Australian population relate to sport and recreation. [1] Volunteering not only helps support sport at a grassroots level, but is a great way to promote positive physical and mental health across the community.

Each year the St George Football Association supports and celebrate a number of community events.

The Chairman’s Cup is a charity football event held in honour of former St George Football Association, Sok Mallios, to raise funds for cancer research.

The Ricoh Cup promotes awareness of women’s and men’s health while raising money for the St George Hospital Cardiology unit. This competition is a joint initiative of the Forest Rangers FC and Lugarno FC who have both been instrumental in the installation of defibrillators at playing fields across the St George area.

The Martin Knežević Cup coordinated by Hurstville Zagreb FC, is an annual commemorative tournament dedicated to former player, coach and friend, Martin Knežević.

Peakhurst United Football Club, in conjunction with the St George Football Association hosts the annual ‘Women in Football Pink Ribbon Gala Day’ to raise money for the Cancer Council to fund research into breast and other gynaecological cancers.

[1] Australian Bureau of Statistics, 4156.0 – Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2011 https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Products/546A57C5828535EACA25796B001515EC?opendocument

Items on display as part of ‘The Beautiful game’ at the Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre.

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