Wagga City Help to Make Dreams Come True
The State League Men’s Round 20 fixture between Wagga City Wanderers and Prospect United will be a special one. In a first-time initiative for the home side, they have teamed up with Make a Wish Australia Wagga Wagga branch to raise money and awareness for the charity.
The idea came about when one of their sponsors Sportsman Warehouse Wagga, offered to provide a special jersey which will be auctioned off afterwards with money raised going to the Make A Wish Foundation. The charity helps to make cherished wishes of children and teenagers, battling life-threatening medical conditions come true.
It’s a cause of which the club has a personal connection with, as U20’s coach Mick Godbier explains.
“We had a terminally ill son, Jai, who passed away in 2016 after being diagnosed two years previous”.
“Make A Wish Australia made Jai’s dream of meeting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Sea World on the Gold Coast possible. Jai was so brave even through all his pain, his smile was infectious, we miss him every day”.
The game on August 4th will include the usual three games of football at Gissing Oval, with a gold coin donation at entry.
There will also be donation tins at the ground as well as face painting for the kids, ALDI MiniRoos games at halftime, in all matches and the auctioning off of shirts at the post match function.
In another bid to raise awareness, there will also be a live stream of all three games which can be accessed here
A donation page has been set up at by the club, if you would like to contribute please click here.