Parramatta Eels to donate proceeds from ANZAC jersey to Invictus Australia
The Parramatta Eels will donate 10 dollars from every ANZAC Day jersey sold to Invictus Australia, a not-for-profit organisation which delivers opportunities for Veterans and their families to engage in sport.
Our players will proudly wear the ANZAC Day jersey on Sunday April 24 in their match against Newcastle Knights.
Now in its third year, our partnership with Invictus Australia aims to positively influence the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of current and former serving Defence Veterans who have been wounded or become ill during their service.
The ANZAC jersey design features a blue and gold camouflage in honour of our servicemen and women and is inspired by the shapes formed on the trunks of the Spotted Gum along the Parramatta River. The red poppy is prominent throughout the jersey as a symbol of remembrance and hope for a more peaceful future for all.
Jim Sarantinos, Parramatta Eels CEO said, “We are proud to work with Invictus Australia and to help support Veterans and their families for their service to our country.
“ANZAC Round is particularly special as we remember the brave men and women who have served our nation, and have given their lives to preserve the peace and freedom we all now enjoy.”
ANZAC Day and Invictus Australia provide an opportunity for the Australian public to recognise the challenges that can result from service, and to offer support to all Veterans and their families as they carve out their civilian lives.
Michael Hartung, CEO of Invictus Australia said, “It’s fantastic to work with the Parramatta Eels for the third consecutive year, as we share the belief in the power of sport to positively impact lives through staying active and connected.
“We are grateful to the Eels and their fans for the donations made through the sale of the ANZAC jerseys, as these funds make a huge impact on our ability to support local Veterans and their families in communities all around Australia.”
About Invictus Australia
Previously known as Veteran Sport Australia, Invictus Australia is the not-for-profit legacy organisation of the highly acclaimed Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Through collaboration with sport, community and veteran organisations, Invictus Australia delivers opportunities for all veterans and their families to engage in sport from grassroots participation through to international competition, such as the recent Invictus Games The Hague that took place from 16-22 April.
Their community work involves programs for veterans and their families to engage with sport at a local level through participation, competition, volunteering and developing new friendship circles, new communities and potentially new pathways to employment.
Sign up for the Invictus Australia ZERO600 Morning Routine Challenge today, to support veterans health through the power of sport!
Running from 1st to 10th May, the challenge invites you to get up at sunrise to supercharge your morning with mind, body and soul routines, developed by Australia’s military veterans. The campaign will raise money for veterans and families to build health and resilience through sport, while participants create new habits to conquer their day. Sign up at www.zero600.com.au