Kevin Rudd to make special appearance at Pararoos gala dinner

The Pararoos are just two months away from kick-off at the 2019 IFCPF World Cup in Spain and to help them on their sojourn to Seville a special fundraising dinner will be held in Sydney this month. 

From 6pm on Monday, 27 May, football fans, business leaders, and the general public can attend a unique gala dinner with the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd.

Titled ‘Engaging with Asia’, the gala dinner – which will be held in the James Cook Ballroom at Sydney’s iconic Intercontinental Hotel – will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from Rudd, one of Australia’s foremost Asia experts, about the contemporary challenges and opportunities that exist within the diverse region. 

The evening will be hosted by award-winning journalist Ellen Fanning from the ABC, and will also feature Q&A’s with the Head Coach of the Caltex Socceroos, Graham Arnold, as well as experienced Pararoos captain, David Barber.

There will also be live musical performances accompanying the fine food and wine on offer at the event. 

Pararoos gala dinner

Tickets for the gala dinner are $300 ($150 entry plus $150 tax deductible donation) and are available for purchase here

Funds raised will support the Pararoos – Australia’s only national football team for players with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, and stroke – to participate at the 2019 IFCPF World Cup in Spain. 

The team will compete in Group C alongside the world’s top-ranked side, Ukraine, as well as Argentina (5th) and hosts Spain (16th).

The 2019 IFCPF World Cup will be held between 6-19 July 2019, with the Pararoos set to play their opening match against Ukraine on Sunday, 7 July 2019.

The Pararoos have displayed steady improvement on the international scene in recent years, having finished 13th in the world in 2013, 12th in 2015, and 10th in 2017. At the 2019 IFCPF World Cup, the Pararoos are aiming to achieve a top ten finish.

“Engaging with Asia” – A Gala Dinner in Support of the Pararoos
Date: Monday, 27 May 2019
Time: From 6.00pm
Venue: James Cook Ballroom, Intercontinental Hotel, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney 
Dress: Cocktail/Lounge
Tickets: $300 each (tables of eight and VVIP tickets also available) available here