In 2010, seventy or so former players attended a reunion dinner at the Hamilton Azzurri Football Club in Highfields, NSW. The intention was to fraternise and renew old friendships, but the event was such a success that organisers realised the gathering had more to offer.
While most ex-players were enjoying comfortable times, there were those who weren’t. It was decided to create a fund-raising project to assist former players who had fallen on hard times.
A committee was formed, a name agreed on and then registered as Men of Football. In 2021 the name was changed to Men & Women of Football.
Since its inception the Hunter chapter’s diary has depicted our football-flavoured fund-raising activities:
If you too want to walk with us, become a member of Men & Women of Football.
Do you have any Australian Football memorabilia or old photos that you would be willing to donate to M.O.F.? Please contact us.