DO YOU play futsal?
A group of international students from Victoria University are holding a charity indoor soccer tournament on Saturday May 14 to raise funds for Western Chances.
Founded in 2003, the not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people achieve their full potential through the provision of tertiary scholarships and other related programs.
Event organiser Jeng Shiun Tan said the idea for a charity indoor soccer tournament came out of a desire for young people to have equal access to education opportunities, as part of the Bendigo Bank Charity Challenge held in conjunction with Victoria University.
“International students are lucky to have the privilege of studying overseas, and we wanted to be able to invest back into the community as well,” he said.
Futsal is a popular sport among international students, and Jeng hopes the charity tournament would encourage students to get fit, have some fun, connect with others who have the same interest, and raise much-needed funds for a meaningful cause.
The tournament will kick off 9am Saturday May 14 at Victoria University, Footscray Park and is open to young people aged between 18 and 28.
All you need to do is round up your friends and register a team of five to eight people by Friday May 6. Registration fees are $10 per person. There are spots for 32 teams.
And just for fun, there will be a juggling competition taking place on the day with medals awarded to participants who come in first and second place.
To register, or for more information, contact Jeng Shiun 0433159818 or Terry 0425567005; or register via email firstname.lastname@example.org.