Sydney FC Captain Terry McFlynn has been announced as an ambassador for Football United, continuing Sydney FC’s long association with the program.
Sydney FC Captain Terry McFlynn has been announced as an ambassador for Football United, continuing Sydney FC-s long association with the program.
Football United is a Football Club set up to help refuges, migrants and indigenous children simulate into Australian society through their mutual love of football.
Alex Brosque was previously the Sydney FC Ambassador for Football United and following his transfer to Japan, McFlynn will lead Sydney FC-s association with the program.
“I-m honoured to be Sydney FC-s ambassador for such a special cause,” McFlynn said. “As the name suggests, Football United helps unite people who have arrived in Australia from overseas lands through football.
“Football is the world game and there is no better illustration of that than programs like Football United.
“Helping causes like Football United is one of the privileges we have as professional football players and I look forward to helping raise awareness and also put a smile on the faces of the players who take part in the program.”
Football United founder Anne Bunde-Birouste was thrilled with McFlynn-s continuation of Sydney FC-s work with the refugees.
“Sydney FC has always been great supporters of the Football United program and we are grateful for the time and effort they have put into helping us bring together people through football,” Bunde-Birouste said.
“Previously we had Alex Brosque as the Sydney FC Ambassador and now Terry McFlynn will be filling that role but the entire club has been tremendous and we have no doubt that will continue into the future.”
McFlynn-s involvement was announced on Friday when he took part in the Football United Gala Day, held at Sydney FC-s training headquarters at Macquarie University.
More than 200 kids played football all day and McFlynn was on hand to kick a ball around with the kids and sign autographs.