Fortem Australia has today been announced as the chosen charity for the 2021 Capital Football Charity Shield.
All gate proceeds and donations will go directly to the not-for-profit organisation, who helps to support the mental health of first responder families.
More than 300,000 first responders keep our communities safe, every single day. They are backed up by their partners, children and parents, all of them holding vital and challenging roles. Fortem Australia assists them to be well and stay well, through mental fitness and wellbeing activities as well as support services.
Due to the events across 2019 and 2020, Capital Football thought this was the perfect charity to support.
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fortem Australia John Bale, said the money will go a long way in helping first responder familes.
“After a year of extreme weather, bushfires and pandemics, on top of business as usual, it’s vital to remember our first responders who are there for our community every single day,” he said.
“We’re so grateful to Capital Football for having Fortem as their charity of choice this Charity round, the money raised will help us support more local first responder families.”
The Charity Shield is being held at Deakin Stadium on Saturday March 27, 2021.
The men’s game will kick off at 4pm between Canberra Croatia FC and Wagga City Wanderers FC.
The women’s clash will start at 6.30pm between Canberra Croatia FC and Belconnen United FC.