Sydney FC Community Strip To Help Raise Money For CMRI

Sydney FC’s one-off Community Strip for Sunday’s clash at Allianz Stadium will be used to raise funds for Sky Blues Community Partner, the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), to help accelerate the search for cures for childhood diseases.

Sydney FC-s one-off Community Strip for Sunday-s clash at Allianz Stadium will be used to raise funds for Sky Blues Community Partner, the Children-s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), to help accelerate the search for cures for childhood diseases.

Sydney FC will take to the field in its 200th Hyundai A-League game on Sunday against Brisbane Roar in an all-white strip with sky blue pin stripes and royal blue sleeves, designed by Sydney FC Member Adam Walter for the benefit of CMRI.

Children-s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia-s first paediatric research institute - created by the community for the community - whose world-leading researchers are accelerating the search for cures for childhood diseases, for the benefit of families everywhere.

The Sydney FC and CMRI Community Partnership is in its second year with the annual CMRI Matchday one of the driving forces in the Sky Blues efforts to help to raise awareness of CMRI and its valuable research work.

“One in 20 children suffers from a birth defect or genetic disease and CMRI is dedicated to changing that,” said Sydney FC midfielder and CMRI ambassador Brett Emerton. “As a father myself I-m proud to be an ambassador for CMRI and to help raise awareness for the crucial research they undertake.”

Fellow Sydney FC CMRI ambassador Pascal Bosschaart, himself a father of two, added: “When you become a parent you would do anything for your own children. CMRI has that same passion and support for everyone-s kids and that is a special thing.”

Professor Roger Reddel, Director of CMRI, is grateful to Sydney FC for their on-going Community Partnership: “CMRI is excited about the community partnership with Sydney FC and especially the partnership's potential to raise awareness of CMRI-s vital research in the wider community,” he said.

“We are also celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Jeans for Genes this year and are grateful for the Australian community-s continuing support for our important work.”

A limited amount of the strips will be on sale at Allianz Stadium on Sunday and the shirts worn by the Sydney FC players will be auctioned next week through the Sydney FC website with part of the proceeds being donated to CMRI.

“The strips will be sold and auctioned with some of the proceeds going to CMRI, allowing our fans to own a slice of history and help raise money for CMRI, whose scientists are world leaders in the areas of cancer, epilepsy, birth defects and gene therapy,” said Sydney FC CEO Tony Pignata.

MATCH DETAILS Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar Allianz Stadium Sunday 10 February 2.15pm - Youth League kick off 5.00pm - A-League kick off

This game is another crucial fixture as the race for the Finals continues. The two sides are locked on 21 points each and a win would catapult the Sky Blues into the driving seat for Finals qualification. Your support at Allianz Stadium is vital and tickets can be bought from Ticketek starting at $25 for adults. See you there Sunday, 5pm kick off - don't miss it!