The Gingin Football Club has organised a fun charity match between the Gingin Eagles and Rockingham Rams masters’ teams on Sunday 15th June to help raise funds for a young man recovering from a tragic assault.
Twenty year old Michael Gunton was minding his own business one night in January when he was attacked by a group of men who doused him with an accelerant and then set him on fire. He suffered third degree burns to 40 per cent of his body and has spent the last four months in and out of Royal Perth Hospital receiving skin grafts and treatment.
When members of the Gingin Football Club heard about the tragedy they got in touch with Michael’s father Paul Gunton, who is a member of the Rockingham Rams Masters team, about the prospect of organising a fundraising match between the two clubs – a prospect which was wholeheartedly embraced.
Match organiser Lynley Fewster said the day would be about having fun and raising money for Michael’s medical expenses. “Watching the older guys play footy is tremendous entertainment value too, and the atmosphere at these events is uplifting and perfect for a family day out,” she said.
In addition to the charity match there will be raffle prizes up for grabs and a burger bar during the day, and everyone is welcome to stay for the dinner and awards presentation at the Gingin Football Club afterwards.