Fifty Free Defibrillators Up For Grabs


A record haul of more than $100,000 raised at the 2018 Marc Arcuri Cup will now be used to fund the delivery of life saving defibrillators at 50 suburban grounds across NSW.

The fourth installment of the six-a-side tournament held at Marconi Stadium last November saw 92 teams play across four divisions in an amazing weekend of food, football and fun.

Community football and sporting clubs can now apply for a free lifesaving defibrillator to be delivered by the Royal Life Saving Society of NSW before the start of the 2019 season.

The Cup was established in 2014 following the tragic passing of 15-year-old Marc Arcuri, who collapsed and died after suffering a heart attack while playing for Austral FC.

More than $200,000 has been raised for defibrillators to be donated to suburban football clubs across NSW since the tournament’s inception.

One of the 46 defibrillators already donated by the Marc Arcuri Foundation has saved a life. 64-year-old Ian Rae from West Pymble FC was revived after suffering a heart attack during an over-45s match.

Ian has now recovered, made a welcome appearance at the Cup and has his sights set on a return to the football field over the coming months.

Clubs that supported the Cup either through players or volunteers will placed on the priority list to receive a defibrillator.

To apply, visit