Soldier On works with numerous sporting teams to spread awareness for our wounded. These partnerships also double as opportunities for these brave men and women to share their stories and feel empowered through the opportunities afforded them by these sporting organisations.
If you’d like to get involved in one or more of these events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soldier On has partnered with obstacle racing legends, Tough Mudder, to tackle issues facing our wounded head on. If you participate in any Tough Mudder event in Australia, you will have the chance to raise money for our wounded.
As part of your training and preparation, give your friends’ and family’s wallets a workout to help our wounded warriors. Click here to begin fundaraising!
St Kilda Football Club
As our National AFL sporting partner, St Kilda Football Club has worked with Soldier On to provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for our wounded. Since the beginning of 2013, wounded men and women have had the chance to attend St Kilda games as VIPS, meeting the team, attending match briefings in the change rooms and being introduced to crowds of more than 50,000 people.
Catering the experiences for each wounded individual depending upon their needs, St Kilda have shown that they are genuinely engaged in the rehabilitation of Australia’s wounded.
Australian Ice Hockey League
In 2013, the AIHL supported Soldier On with a charity match in Canberra, raising fund and awareness for the charity. Following its success, the AIHL nominated Soldier On as their sponsored charity in 2014 and beyond, promoting the charity’s work in and around ANZAC Day in 2014 with two high profile matches (Melbourne Ice V Melbourne Mustangs and Sydney Ice Dogs V CBR Braves). Wounded ambassadors attended the games and the League will be working closely with Soldier On to make a difference in the lives of individuals affected by their service.
It was a huge honour to have the Brumbies nominate Soldier On as the Anzac Day Match Charity on the 25 April 2014. Over $5,000 was raised and some great awareness for the charity was achieved. A gift was also presented to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of the match. We are proud to be working with the Brumbies again in 2015 to celebrate the ANZAC Centenary!
To highlight the role of female veterans and their need for support, Soldier On has partnered with the ACT Women’s Cricket Team, the Meteors.
The two organisations will work together to raise awareness around the physical and psychological effects of war, while encouraging woman to come forward when they need help. This will be achieved through community events and unique opportunities for female veterans and female partners of veterans to attend matches, training sessions and other special events.
Greater Western Sydney Giants
The GWS Giants are working with Soldier On to support service men and women in NSW and the ACT. As our AFL partner in these states, the Giants provide opportunities for wounded and their families to attend training sessions, fan days, matches and special events.
The team is also passionate about helping Soldier On fundraise for better services throughout Australia, and help spread the word on game days and online.