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Sydney FC takes part in Jeans for Genes golf day


Sydney FC stars Terry McFlynn and Liam Reddy have helped raise an incredible $73,000 for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, after taking part in a Jeans for Genes golf day at Concord Golf Club.


The money will buy new research equipment and materials for Sydney FC’s Community Partner after businesses from all over Australia contributed.


The boys took part in a charity raffle and auction, while the day got even better for McFlynn, who holed a ten metre putt to win a new golf bag and the putting title!


Having lifted the Beyondblue Cup with a 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory, it means two trophies in a week for the club’s longest serving player.


“It was a great day and we were there to support a great charity,” said the Sydney FC captain. “The work of the Children’s Medical Research Institute is something which is very close to the hearts of everyone at Sydney FC. There was a lot of money raised and lots of vital equipment bought for medical research. It was great to be a part of it.”


CMRI Community Fundraising Manager, Mary Donnelly, was full of praise for the club’s support for the day. “The day was a huge success. We had 90 guests for lunch and we managed to raise an incredible $73,000 from the event. This is double what we made last year, ” she said. “This fantastic result was also due to the commitment of the organisers and major sponsors, Morgan Lewis Lawyers, SG Fleet, and Moody & Doyle Town Planners. I’d like to express a big ‘thank you’ to Liam and Terry for attending. They were great and Terry’s win in the putting challenge was very entertaining!"


And Terry revealed he wasn’t entirely confident of picking up the top spot: “I was delighted to win the prize. I was a little bit nervous at first because there were a few golfers around, but thankfully I held my nerve and was able to get the ball in the hole and win.”


The Children’s Medical Research Institute is one of Sydney FC’s official Community Partners.