Tribal Sports Group
TRIBAL Sports Group has confirmed that an exhibition football match to honour thousands of brave volunteer firefighters will be staged at Sydney’s Stadium Australia on Saturday 23 May, with expectations the event will feature some of the world’s highest profile past and present players.
The event tagged #FootballForFires will be held on the same date as the FA Cup Final at Stadium Australia’s sister venue Wembley Stadium, ensuring international interest in the Australian bushfires relief match.
The scheduling of the event in May will allow an opportunity to honour the endeavours of the brave volunteers who have participated in the daily fight at the frontline of the Australian bushfires crisis, with Rural Fire Service men and women and SES volunteers being invited to the match along with many residents directly impacted by the fires.
The event will also raise money directly for Australian bushfires relief funds.
The project is the brainchild of Trial Sports Management Principal, Lou Sticca. Tribal Sports will work with Sydney-based venue operator VenuesLive, which operates Stadium Australia on behalf of Venues NSW and the NSW Government.
The two parties have worked on numerous football projects throughout Australia, having successfully toured English Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
“The #FootballForFires match will harness The World Game and its star players to draw attention to the Australian bushfire crisis and the crucial rebuilding of communities that will be required long after the fires have eventually burnt out,” Sticca said.
“The Sydney match will bring together thousands of volunteers from all areas of Australia who have so bravely fought to save homes and property during the bushfire crisis while also raising muchneeded funds for the rebuilding phase.
“Our phones have literally been ringing off the hook since this event was proposed with a host of international and local stars keen to be part of a football match that will honour those who have given so much to their country and to their neighbours.
“Mark down Saturday 23 May for this special sporting event and standby for confirmation of who will be joining us at Stadium Australia and for ticketing information, with football fans around the country getting the opportunity to get up close and personal to the stars while also supporting the Australian bushfire relief funds.”
Further details regarding participating players and ticketing arrangements will be released in due course.