Sydney FC’s Terry McFlynn is the latest sports star to swap football codes but this time around it’s for a good cause and for just one match.
Sydney FC-s Hyundai A-League 2010 Grand Final winning Captain Terry McFlynn is the latest sports star to swap football codes but this time around it-s for a good cause and for just one match.
McFlynn will join a host of celebrities and athletes at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this Saturday afternoon where he will swap a soccer ball for a Sherrin and participate in the annual charity ‘Redkite and OCF Celebrity AFL Game.-
The match helps Australian children with cancer by supporting and raising funds for the Oncology Children-s Foundation (OCF) and Redkite. OCF is dedicated to finding cures and Redkite provides practical support to children, young people and their families through cancer.
McFlynn, who is good friends with fellow Irishman and Sydney Swans star Tadhg Kennelly, said he is looking forward to supporting Redkite and admits he is not sure how his first kick will end up.
“It will be interesting to see how my first kick goes. I won-t confirm or deny that I have had a few kicks of the AFL ball recently but either way the first one will be interesting,” McFlynn said.
“I follow Tadhg and the Swans and enjoy watching the game so to have the opportunity to play and while doing so throw my support behind the Redkite and OCF campaign makes it even better.”
Joining McFlynn is the likes of Merrick Watts and Scott Dooley (Nova 96.9), Gus Worland (Triple M), Adam Spencer (ABC 702), Tom Williams (Great Outdoors), Dr Chris Brown (Bondi Vet), Les Hill and Gyton Grantley (Underbelly), Anthony Bell (Loyal Foundation), Angus McLaren (Packed to the Rafters), Chas Licciardello and Charles Firth (Chasers), Layne Beachley (champion surfer), Andrew Reid (Bondi Rescue), and Humphrey B Bear.
“I probably should ask Tadhg for a few tips but I will back myself. It is going to be fun,” McFlynn said.
“Maybe I will ask if I can match up on Humphrey B Bear. I might get a kick that way.”