2 August 2017
Ramy Qutami and Helga Mudie of Madison Marcus recently attended the Under 15’s Alexandria Rovers training session where Channel 9’s The Footy Show made a surprise appearance.
Beau Ryan, Trent Merrin (Alexandria Rovers alumni) and The Footy Show crew came to Erskineville Oval to make a special presentation to the under 15’s team.
Beau Ryan and Trent Merrin presented to each team member a much needed gift pack that included new Adidas footy boots as well as t-shirts, singlets and caps courtesy of Jarryd Hayne Apparel. The gift packs and the presentation was arranged by Madison Marcus Law Firm.
Madison Marcus became involved with the Alexandria Rovers when the team’s Coach Paul Kazzi, spoke of the team’s extraordinary performance this year despite many of the players having to overcome adverse circumstances at home. Paul commented ‘Many of these young men come from broken homes, they don’t own footy gear and often have not had a proper meal before they play’.
‘It can be very difficult just to get these kids to turn up to the game. In round one we had only 9 players and we still won the game.’ Paul remarked.
The Alexandria Rovers remain undefeated in their competition.
After hearing the Alexandria Rover’s story, Madison Marcus Directors Ramy Qutami and Bechara Shamieh through the firm’s generous clients and friends made contact with their partners in the NRL to arrange the gift pack and the surprise presentation by The Footy Show to the team. A special thank you to Beau Ryan, Trent Merrin and NRL Managing Agent Wayne Beavis for your support.
Paul spoke to The Footy Show about the fulfillment he gets from coaching the team and seeing the players achieving succelinkedinss out on the field. Paul’s goal is to ‘develop the players into disciplined, healthy, strong young men who could become the very best version of themselves’.
Tune into Channel 9’s The Footy Show tonight, 3 August, to see the presentation and meet these remarkable young men and Coach Paul.
Below are some photo’s captured at Tuesday night’s training session. The team play this weekend in Leichardt. Good Luck to the Alexandria Rovers!
To find out more about the team and Rugby League Football Club, visit their website here.