Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

    AFLW ticket proceeds donated to charity

    3/03/2018 2:30 PM
     
    • $90,798 donated to Starlight Children's Foundation and the Fremantle Dockers Foundation
    • Donation a result of the tickets sold for the inaugural AFLW match at Optus Stadium
    • More than 41,900 spectators attended the Fremantle v Collingwood match, breaking the AFLW attendance record 

    Women's Interests Minister Simone McGurk today presented cheques totalling $90,798 to the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Fremantle Dockers Foundation.

     

    The donation was a result of the 54,000 tickets sold to the inaugural AFL Women's match between Fremantle and Collingwood at Optus Stadium on February 10, 2018.

     

    Representatives from the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Fremantle Dockers Foundation accepted the cheques today (March 3) ahead of Fremantle's AFLW match against Greater Western Sydney at Fremantle Oval.

     

    The Starlight Children's Foundation will use the proceeds to continue its work in granting wishes, and brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

     

    The Fremantle Dockers Foundation will allocate its share of the funds to further develop grassroots football programs in the community.

     

    More than 41,900 people attended the inaugural AFLW match at Optus Stadium, breaking the attendance record for an AFLW match and the 89-year-old Australian sporting record for the biggest attendance at a standalone women's sporting match.

     

    Comments attributed to Women's Interests Minister Simone McGurk:

     

    "Not only did Western Australians break the Australian record for the largest attendance at a standalone women's sporting match, we have also helped children suffering from an illness.

     

    "It was an honour to present cheques of significant values to both foundations today, so they can continue their great work in the community."

     

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