Sydney To Wear One Off Community Strip On Sunday

Sydney FC will take to the field in its 200th Hyundai A-League game on Sunday against Brisbane Roar in a one-off “Community Strip” designed by a Sky Blues Member that will help raise money for Sydney FC Community Partner, Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI).

Sydney FC will take to the field in its 200th Hyundai A-League game on Sunday against Brisbane Roar in a one-off “Community Strip” designed by a Sky Blues Member that will help raise money for Sydney FC Community Partner, Children-s Medical Research Institute (CMRI).

The all-white strip with sky blue pin stripes and royal blue sleeves was designed by Cove member Adam Walter and selected from over 1,000 entries submitted through an adidas miteam facebook competition in November last year.

Sky Blues goalkeepers Vedran Janjetovic and Ivan Necevski will also walk onto Allianz Stadium in a new “Community Strip”, choosing the traditional Sky Blue as the primary colour after years of wearing white, green, yellow, black and orange shirts.

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 to help accelerate the search for cures for childhood diseases.

“The Community Strip is the culmination of a cooperative approach between Sydney FC, adidas, Webjet and CMRI, which is one of the highlights of our 200th Hyundai A-League celebrations,” said Sydney FC CEO Tony Pignata.

“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.”

Sydney FC Principal Sponsor Webjet is also adding to the “Community Spirit” by foregoing the sleeve sponsorship for the match, which will proudly carry the CMRI logo.

“It gives us great pleasure to support Sydney FC-s community partnership with Children-s Medical Research Institute,” said Webjet Managing Director John Guscic.

“Webjet has decided to donate our sleeve sponsorship on Sydney FC-s community strip to CMRI for the upcoming match against Brisbane Roar. The proceeds from the sale and auction of this one-off strip will go towards CMRI-s search for cures to childhood diseases and we hope this additional exposure will help to raise awareness for this important cause.”

Professor Roger Reddel, Director of CMRI, was grateful to both Sydney FC and Webjet for their on-going Community Partnership and added exposure with a presence on the Community Strip.

“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,” Professor Reddel said.

“We would also like to thank Webjet and Sydney FC for the added support and exposure we will receive by having the CMRI name and logo on the Community Strip.”

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!