Hyundai A-League supports UNICEF

In celebration of Universal Children’s Day (October 22) Round 8 of the Hyundai A-League will be called Round 8 for UNICEF.

In celebration of Universal Children-s Day (October 22) Round 8 of the Hyundai A-League will be called Round 8 for UNICEF.

Round 8 for UNICEF will run 17 - 19 October.

The week will involve Hyundai A-League players and spectators, and will raise awareness and funds for UNICEF projects for children in Australia and south-East Asia.

Football fans are encouraged to donate to UNICEF Australia throughout Round 8 for UNICEF. Funds raised will support UNICEF programs for vulnerable children in Papua New Guinea, indigenous Australia and other parts of south-East Asia.

FFA Chief Executive Ben Buckley said all players and staff are delighted about Round 8 for UNICEF.

“Football has the power to unite children all over the world. Round 8 for UNICEF is another way for the FFA and Hyundai A-League to join the global football community in its partnership with UNICEF to help millions of vulnerable children” he said.

UNICEF Australia Chief Executive Carolyn Hardy said Round 8 for UNICEF is a great way for Hyundai A-League players and supporters to celebrate Universal Children-s Day and raise vital funds for UNICEF.

“This is an opportunity for players and spectators to help UNICEF achieve results for children and we-re delighted the FFA has decided to celebrate Universal Children-s Day with Round 8 for UNICEF” she said.

Round 8 for UNICEF is the next chapter in the story of the FFA and UNICEF Australia partnership to benefit vulnerable children in Australia and Asia, announced in May this year. The partnership follows in the footsteps of FIFA-s support for UNICEF through the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women-s World Cup, UNICEF-s partnerships with Barcelona FC, Manchester United and Real Madrid, and supported by UNICEF goodwill ambassadors like Harry Kewell.

UNICEF is the leading, effective global organisation working on development and emergency relief for children. UNICEF helps children survive and thrive by providing communities with essential medicines, vaccines, educational and emergency supplies. UNICEF relies on voluntary donations. Members of the public are encouraged to support the UNICEF Australia projects the FFA is supporting by calling 1300 884 233 or visiting www.unicef.org.au for further details.