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Ross Kendall

The Outofthebox football school is hosting a fundraiser Gala Day for aspiring players aged 5–13 next Friday, April 22, with all proceeds going to help Mullumbimby High School recover from the flood.

‘Usually we do a holiday clinic each school break but in light of the floods we decided this time we just want to do a fundraiser Gala Day, with entry via a donation,’ organiser Albert Moses said.

‘We just want to “open the doors” and facilitate a day of fun for the kids, and if possible raise some funds for a good cause,’ he said.

‘The football season begins in a few weeks and we know with everything that has been going on a lot of people haven’t been able to get on the training field, so this is also an opportunity for some pre-season practise.

‘All proceeds are going to go to Mullumbimby High School. They did it tough in the first flood and to my knowledge most of the school kids aren’t even allowed back yet, which is really sad,’ he said. 

‘A lot of our players, and a lot of the players at Mullum club, go to this school, so we just want to do something to help them rebuild and get back to normal’.

The Gala Day will be on Friday 22 April from 9am to 1pm, at the Pine Avenue Fields in Mullumbiumby. The fundraiser will involve small-field football, potentially and run a mini-world cup and fun games and activities as well as a sausage sizzle.

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