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Forest Rangers FC Kicking Goals for Healthy Hearts

Forest Rangers Football Club were keen local champions of the recent ‘Make It Red” initiative, raising awareness for heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest, both on and off the field.

Organised by the Heartbeat of Football organisation, this national fundraiser allows football teams across Australia to come together and make a difference.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said that the initiative was a great success amongst players, parents, and the wider community.

“I had the chance to attend with my wife, Adla and my two sons, Sammy and James, who plays for Forest Rangers. It was great to see Gannons Park all dressed up in red for the occasion.” Mr Coure said.

“As the leading cause of death in Australia and across the world, heart disease is a serious issue that demands awareness and funding. I am so pleased to support the work that Forest Rangers Football Club is doing to back this cause.”

President of the Forest Rangers, Con Sorras said that the club was so proud to support the Heartbeat of Football’s ‘Make it Red’ initiative.

“The Heartbeat of Football team, led by Andy Paschalidis, together with FRFC’s Beau Curtis (who is a heart attack survivor) are doing sensational work around healthy hearts in sport.” Mr Sorras said,

“It was fantastic to have the FRFC community involvement in MAKE IT RED at Gannon’s Park on Saturday to raise some much-needed funds to support life-saving heart research".

Andy Paschalidis, an accomplished legend of the sports Journalism field and CEO of the ‘Heartbeat of Football’ organisation said that there has been an amazing level of engagement in the inaugural campaign.

“It’s so important to educate the youth, making them aware of heart health at an early age. Kids play a vital role in spreading awareness, so it’s important that we involve them.” Andy said.

“Moving forward, we are looking to facilitate Heart Health testing days at clubs across the State, with Forest Rangers FC and other local clubs keen to participate.”
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