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Men of Football is a not for profit organisation which seeks to assist football participants in times of need. Our assistance is not solely for players but for any participant in football. We have some simple aims and objectives.

They include:

  • Assisting past football participants who may have fallen on hard times
  • Providing support and assistance to the families of past and present football participants who have passed on or need their support
  • Assisting current football participants to realise their potential and participation in the game

If you are someone who needs assistance to get through some hard times, or know of anyone who needs assistance, please contact us using either of the following forms:
  Hunter MoF Grant Application »
  Queensland & Northern Territory MoF Grant Application »

Below are some of the stories of the people we have been honoured to assist.

Charity can begin in a new home

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Hunter Simba FC is the first recipient of Men of Football’s charity and they celebrated their first official game at home on Saturday 7th May 2011 using equipment provided by Men of Football. Equipment provided included goal nets, corner posts, training balls and bibs, water bottles and shin pads for players and a first aid kit.

Club Founder and President Biko Syongoh said the support from Men of Football has been a lifesaver.

“Most of the players struggle to meet the costs of registration so additional demands on them to help set up the club were impossible”.

The club’s plight was brought to the attention of MOF by Keith Harris, a member of the Newcastle Jets Football Advisory Board and a MOF member.

“The committee felt Hunter Simba’s need was worthy and we decided to support it’ said MOF committee member Andy Stankovic. “They are a great bunch of young guys trying to make a new home here in the Hunter and through football they are connecting to each other and integrating into the wider community.”

The players mainly come from various countries throughout Africa.

“English is the common language and it is a beautiful melting pot” said My Syongoh.

Whilst the 2 all draw was not the win the club had hoped for on their first outing there was no shortage of enthusiasm and joy amongst the players and supporters.


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