Sydney FC players will be wearing special multi-coloured boots against Melbourne Heart this Saturday, to show their support for Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation. The organisation is named after 7-year old Zaidee Turner who died from a burst blood vessel in her brain and aims to raise awareness of organ donation.
Sydney FC players will be wearing special multi-coloured boots against Melbourne Heart this Saturday, to show their support for Zaidee-s Rainbow Foundation.
The organisation is named after 7-year old Zaidee Turner who died suddenly in 2004 from a burst blood vessel in her brain.
At the time Zaidee was the only child under 16 in Victoria to donate her organs and her story is aimed at encouraging people to think about donation.
Goalkeeper Liam Reddy is one of the players who-ll be wearing the specially made Adidas boots.
“I think it-s a great idea to get behind Zaidee and the cause her family are now pushing. To give your organs when you go is a special thing and it helps other people to live, so I think it-s a great cause to get behind and hopefully we can help every bit this weekend.”
Michael Beauchamp, Pascal Bosschaart, Ivan Necevski, Jamie Coyne and Bruno Cazarine will also join with Melbourne Heart players in supporting the Foundation.
“I am feeling very proud to be part of this game against Melbourne Heart where we can support Zaidee-s Foundation. We know the cause is very important so we are very happy to be part of this game,” said Bruno.
For Liam, wearing the jazzy footwear will be a first.
“I-m normally just all black and the white stripes so it-s a little bit different for me, but it-s a great cause and I think the boys who aren-t wearing the colourful boots will be wearing the laces.”
The symbol of the rainbow for the Foundation is intended to offer hope for those on the transplant waiting list.