Gauci and McNamara proud CCA Ambassadors

Matilda McNamara and Joe Gauci

Joe Gauci and Matilda McNamara are extremely proud to become Childhood Cancer Association (CCA) Ambassadors on behalf of Adelaide United.

The pair are the latest Reds to assume the role and will do their part in promoting the South Australian charity and help raise awareness and much needed funds for the organisation.

Reds gloveman, Gauci, said when the opportunity arose to become an Ambassador he did not think twice about it.

“I’ve seen the effects that cancer can have on families and the impact it can have,” the 21-year-old told 10 News First on Wednesday.

McNamara, who featured in every match of Adelaide’s record-breaking Liberty A-League Women 2021/22 season, also echoed Gauci’s sentiments.

“It’s a really inspiring cause and I’m really glad I can help them out any way I can,” McNamara said.

CCA is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022 and is currently providing tailored support by trained professionals to more than 400 families affected by childhood cancer.

The organisation receives no government funding and rely exclusively on donations from the community to help fund the crucial services offered.

In the lead up to Saturday night’s match at Coopers Stadium against Brisbane Roar, Gauci also made a special announcement on The Pitch Podcast before discussing it with 10 News First Adelaide.

“(I’ll be donating) $20 for every save for every game for the rest of the season,” he said.

“Hopefully as many games as we can get, going all the way to the grand final would be nice.”

The duo will wear gold shoelaces in their respective matches this weekend. Indeed, Gauci will display them against the Roar, while McNamara will wear them with Adelaide City in the local Women’s National Premier League at Adelaide City Park on Friday night.

Fans can also get on behind this important cause by donating online at www.childhoodcancer.asn.au/aufc or in person at Coopers Stadium on Saturday night.

For every $5 donation, you will be giving a virtual ‘High Five’ to kids with cancer and provide the ‘hands-on’ support they need during such a challenging time.

Fans can additionally purchase gold shoelaces to support the work of the CCA.