The Sydney Swans Football Club and Foundation has the opportunity to work with many worthwhile charities where common goals are shared.
The Club has long-standing partnerships with key groups and works to ensure these relationships are mutually beneficial and contribute to our local community.
It started 17 years ago when Sydney Swans players decided to make a visit to the local hospital to visit sick kids and has since grown into a long-standing partnership and legacy that has been passed on throughout the years.
Redkite provide essential support to children and young people with cancer, and their families. Redkite is there throughout the cancer journey, from the moment of diagnosis until after treatment finishes.
Founded by Adam Goodes, Michael O’Loughlin and their good mate, James Gallichan, the GO Foundation started its journey in the NSW town of Dareton. With a population of approximately 600, around a third of whom were of Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander heritage, Dareton was GO’s initial foray into community work.
For three years, GO participated in various community programmes in Dareton, including presentations on healthy lifestyle, vocational training for Indigenous students, the donation of sports uniforms and equipment to local schools and the donation of $20,000 worth of playground equipment and fencing for the local community centre.
In 2014, the GO Foundation refined its focus to education, believing that education was the key to creating a brighter future for Indigenous Australians. The GO Foundation established its Board of Directors and partnered with a number of individuals and partners who believed in the mission of the GO Foundation. The Sydney Swans, Allens Linklaters, QBE and KPMG are all Founding Partners.