Hyundai Motor Company Australia and Perth Glory were delighted to finish the Goals for Grassroots season with a grant of $5,000 for the Western Knights Soccer Club.
Hyundai Motor Company Australia and Perth Glory were delighted to finish the Goals for Grassroots season with a grant of $5,000 for the Western Knights Soccer Club at the Hyundai A-League game on the 24th of March, 2012.
As the selected grassroots team, the club automatically received $1000 with an additional $1000 for each goal scored by the Perth Glory during the Hyundai A-League game.
Western Knights Soccer Club began in 1968 and they currently have over sixteen junior teams as well as a Premier team.
“The coaches and parents spend 30 minutes trying to set up each goal for the grassroot games,” said Western Knights Soccer Club representative Gordana Sliskovic.
“This grant will go towards getting some permanent goals that mean the children can start playing faster.”
Goals for Grassroots was initiated by Hyundai Motor Company Australia to support the growth of football in Australia by nurturing the game at its grassroots level. It has been running for five years and it offers support to local clubs across the country by providing funding in the areas they need it the most.
This game marked the last Goals for Grassroots game for Season 7 of the Hyundai A-League. Hyundai Motor Company Australia has already donated over $280,000 to worthy grassroots clubs around Australia.
“Hyundai and I get enormous pleasure seeing the next generation of football stars down at the match cheering on their local teams,” said Perth Glory star striker Shane Smeltz.
“The future and the heart of the game lies here with the kids, and we are delighted to be able to play a part in encouraging and nurturing the community teams.”
Local and community based clubs can apply for selection and the chance to receive much needed additional funding by completing an on-line application submitting why their club should receive support from the Goals for Grassroots programme during Season 7 of the Hyundai A-League.
Applications can be submitted at www.goalsforgrassroots.com.au. To be eligible, clubs must belong to an association affiliated with the Football Federation Australia (FFA).