With approximately 1.96 million participants, football is Australia's largest club based participation sport.
The football community is a diverse one and has a long history of coming together to support the most vulnerable in our communities.
The FFA is providing participants with a link to the Australian Red Cross so that if they are in a position to do so, they are able to contribute to supporting vulnerable Australians under the guidance of an expert partner.
This currently includes:
- Daily phone calls to more than 5,000 Queenslanders in self-isolation, on behalf of the Queensland Department of Health
- Delivering emergency food and essentials packages to Victorians who have little to no food, in partnership with the Victorian Government, Foodback, Select’d, the Salvation Army and other organisations
- Working with other state and territory governments to ramp up wellbeing phone calls and other support to people who are left especially vulnerable
- Using skype and video chat to maintain the connection between our elderly clients and the volunteers who can no longer visit them in person.
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