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$100,000 Reasons to say thank you!

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 6:31 PM

It was a great honour to play at the Northampton Football Club to rally around a community still recovering from the devastating impact of Cyclone Seroja.

April 30 marked a historic occasion for the town, hosting its first ever WAFL /WAFLW matches on the refurbished oval with sights set on a $40,000 fundraising target.

We are proud to say the event raised $100,000 for the community, more than doubling expectations!

This is the result of a huge collaborative effort between the AFL Rams Community Support Fund, Northampton Senior Football Club, Shire Of Northampton, the West Australian Football Commission and East Fremantle Football Club, with the organising committee pouring its heart and soul into making the event a success.

More inspiring still was seeing local clubs – from juniors to the Great Northern Football League – sharing the stage alongside the professional teams, with fans attending in droves to celebrate a love of footy and the Northampton community spirit.

“The Sharks are immensely proud to have played a part in this significant fundraising effort and we can’t wait to see how these funds will be used to support the resilient Northampton community after an extremely difficult year,” said EFFC CEO Todd Shimmon.

“The atmosphere on the day was electric – it was a huge win for the community and grass roots football in the Mid West, opening the door to future opportunities.”

We extend our gratitude to the key sponsors who made the event possible; the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Rio Tinto & TMS Technical Maintenance and Support.

Photos: Justine Rowe and Barry Mitchell