Celebrity Football Challenge kicking goals against epilepsy

A host of Aussie football legends are banding together to help kick epilepsy out of the park.

Supported by the Eastern Suburbs Football Association (ESFA), in partnership with Sydney FC, the pro-am style Celebrity Football Charity Challenge takes place on September 6.

John Kosmina, Brett Emerton, Steve Corica, Terry McFlynn, Nick Rizzo and Zeljko Kalac are among the billboard names taking part, along with football media identities Simon Hill and Adam Peacock.

Celebrity players will join sponsored amateurs on the park to raise funds for the cause.

The match will kick-off at 5.30pm as a curtain-raiser to the Eastern Suburbs’ men’s senior first division Grand Final.

Participants not only get the chance to meet and play with some legends of the game, but also take home a swag of commemorative souvenirs including their full kit and autographed team photos.

“Each participating player has a fundraising minimum target of $1500 – but we are confident that well-supported, great networking, enthusiastic participants will raise well above that figure,” ESFA president Raff Del Vecchio said.

Patron of the event is Epilepsy Australia Ambassador – Captain Socceroo himself – Paul Wade who led the green and gold from 1990 to 1996.

Wade, who was capped 118 times for Australia, continues to live with epilepsy and work for community awareness.

Former Socceroo, EPL player and current Hakoah Sydney City East coach Mark Robertson has also pledged his support to play and coordinate on the day.

Date: Saturday, September 6.

Kick-off: 5:30pm

Entry: Free

Venue: Hensley Athletic Field, Denison St and Corish Circle, Eastgardens

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