Reds to partner with CFS Foundation for upcoming double header

Adelaide United will be partnering with the CFS Foundation for Sunday’s double header at Coopers Stadium.

The Club will be helping raise funds and awareness for the CFS Foundation and pay tribute to volunteer firefighter and Reds fan, Louise Hincks. Ms Hincks was tragically killed by a falling tree while battling a bushfire at Coles, near Lucindale in the state’s south-east in January this year.

Described as a “passionate” and “much-loved” volunteer by her colleagues, the 44-year-old first joined the CFS 28 years ago.

The CFS Foundation provide financial assistance to CFS volunteer firefighters and their families who have suffered through death, injury, loss or property damage while in the line of duty.

Fans are encouraged to donate and support the CFS Foundation with Point Tap machines being present for donations inside the stadium.

A CFS fire engine will also be located in Family Park.

Louise Hinck and her daughter Alice

Adelaide United Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Kosmina, said: “We’re proud to be partnering with the CFS Foundation and helping generate awareness for the tremendous work they do.

“What occurred in January was an absolute tragedy and another reminder of the courage, bravery and sacrifice emergency responders make on behalf of their communities.

“As a Club, we want to do our small part in honouring Louise and remembering her for her incredible service that spanned nearly three decades.”

CFS Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Gloria Berni, said: “It is fantastic to see Adelaide United offer their support in aligning with the CFS Foundation.

“Increasing awareness of the work we do and helping to raise essential funds for the CFS Foundation is vital.

“Louise was a dedicated Adelaide United supporter, so to see the Club get behind this cause is fantastic.”

Ms Hincks’ brother, Tony Brown, and his son, Hamish, together with Louise’s daughter, Adelaide ‘Addie’ Fleming, would regularly attend matches at Coopers Stadium as Reds members.

Speaking about the initiative Mr Brown, said: “It has been an extremely difficult time for our family, coming to terms with the loss of our beloved Louise.

“She gave a lot of her time to the community and it’s reassuring knowing organisations like the CFS Foundation are there to aid in the face of tragedy.

“Like my son, Addie, and myself, Louise too was a passionate supporter of Adelaide United, so it’s great to see the Club help in paying their respects, recognising her service, and the crucial role CFS plays in our society.”

Sunday’s double header will see our women’s team play in its inaugural final against Melbourne Victory, before the men’s side host Newcastle Jets.