Futsal talents kicking for cancer
THE Wide Bay Futsal Association is doing its bit to tackle the plight of cancer.
Players from as far as the Sunshine Coast will descend on the Hinkler Park hockey and futsal centre today, fundraising for cancer research and getting some valuable game time in the process.
As many as 21 teams will play from 11am to 9pm today, showcasing some of the best talent in Australia, Wide Bay Vikings Futsal Association development officer Paul Weber said.
“We’ll have guys playing who have played professionally in Brazil and travelled to Europe with Australian squads.
“Elliot Causer is one of the best players in the country, and his brother Shaun will also be playing,” Weber said.
“A number of players have travelled to Brazil. It should be some good futsal and entertaining to watch.”
The fundraiser is being held to assist a Bundaberg family affected recently by a cancer diagnosis. Weber said it was the least he and the club could do to show their support.
“We need to stand up and do something. It’s no use sitting around doing nothing,” Weber said.
Entry fees from players, raffles and barbecues will contribute towards the fundraising efforts.
Any players who are already registered with Wide Bay futsal are welcome to join a team, while would-be spectators are encouraged to get along and watch some fantastic action while supporting a good cause.
“The support we’ve received from people has been amazing,” Weber said.
“A lot of the participants don’t even know the family (affected by cancer), but are still coming as a favour to me and to get behind the initiative.”
At least 16 junior teams will compete, and five senior sides are also slated to take part in the gala day at Hinkler Park in north Bundaberg.