Academy Kicking Vital Goals For MS Research

In a special ceremonial presentation late yesterday, Academy of Football Australia players and coaches presented MS Queensland an honorary 2020 AFA playing shirt — as a commemorative token of the Academy and Nerang AFA players’ efforts to raise awareness about and funding towards MS research and support.

For the last few years Nerang Soccer and Academy of Football Australia players, coaches and parents have participated in an annual MS Swimathon event, raising thousands of dollars of money towards this great cause.

Academy of Football Australia Director Gary Scott and Victoria Sergeant from MS Queensland at yesterday’s presentation, flanked by our talented Academy players

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system. It may affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve and impacts more young people in Australia than any other chronic progressive neurological disease. Although there is currently no known cure for MS many therapeutic and technological advances are helping people manage symptoms and get the best out of life.

The MS Swimathon is a Queensland based fundraising initiative where teams of at least 6 people are sponsored by friends, family and work colleagues to swim in a 12 hour relay; raising vital funds for Queenslanders living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Nerang Soccer Club and Academy of Football Australia players and crew during one of our past swims to raise money towards MS support and research.

It’s been fantastic to see the support from the Academy for this vital initiative and despite the events being cancelled this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we are told it will return in 2021 to again see us swim for a cure!

Congratulations again on the past efforts of the Academy of Football towards this cause, looking forward to the 2021 swim ahead for MS!!!


If you wish to find out more or make a donation to this worthy cause, make sure you check the foundation’s website HERE to contribute.