Surf Life Saving Queensland will be the first organisation involved in Brisbane Roar’s new Match Day Community Partnership Program and will be featured at the club's home game against Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium on Friday, 22 January (7pm kick off).
The new initiative from the Roar is set to build on the work already achieved through the Roar’s ONE GOAL program that sees funds invested back into local football clubs.
The Roar also has launched a new Community Ambassador Program.
A different local charity, program or cause will be featured as the Match Day Community Partner at all future Brisbane Roar home games.
Members of SLSA (Qld) clubs will meet fans prior to the game and feature in half-time activities which include a relay between Roar and Adelaide fans. They will take a collection on the night to provide funds for surf life saving activities.
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Brisbane Roar Chief Executive David Pourre says community engagement and social responsibility is an important part of the club's operations.
"By partnering with local and national charities, the Roar is hoping to help raise awareness and much-needed funds for important causes," Pourre said.
All funds raised as a result of a match-day partnership goes directly to the Match Day Community Partners involved on that day.
Future Match Day Community Partners include: Wounded Heroes Australia (vs Central Coast, Saturday, 6 February, 4.15pm KO); Queensland Powerchair Football Association (vs Newcastle Jets, Friday, 12 February, 7pm KO), Life Education (vs Western Sydney Wanderers, Friday, 4 March, 7pm KO); Animal Welfare League Qld (vs Melbourne Victory, Saturday, 12 March, 6.30pm KO); Harmony Day (vs Sydney FC, Saturday, 26 March, 6.30pm KO); Epilepsy Qld (vs Newcastle Jets, Sunday, 3 April, 5pm KO).
Any organisation wishing to express their interest in joining Brisbane Roar as an official match day partner next season are encouraged to contact the club's Community Director Brendon Boss on email@example.com for more information.