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November 8, 2022

Macca’s Community Grants returns for its second year this summer, a positive new initiative that actively helps aspiring young cricket and football athletes in NSW and ACT to pursue their sporting dreams by providing three key areas of support: funding, mentoring with sports stars, and a chance for a paid job at Macca’s. 

The program also brings to life the brand’s multiple brand partnerships with the likes of Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers, Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur Bulls FC and Cricket NSW.  

This year, Gemba has launched the campaign with a pair of mini documentary-style content pieces which focus respectively on two particularly inspirational winners from last year’s grants program and their personal stories of success – James Ayres, a budding young football star, and Beau Goodall, a teenage cricketer who is going from strength to strength. 

The campaign is ultimately aimed at encouraging more 14–18-year-old cricket and football players to apply for Macca’s Community Grants throughout NSW and ACT. By sharing James and Beau’s real-life stories of success and perseverance, and highlighting the positive future that has opened up for them since winning the grants, the aim is to inspire a whole new crop of sport-loving kids to sign up and apply.  

Entries are open from November 7th 2022 – January 15th, 2023. So, if you know of any 14–18 year olds in NSW or ACT who are looking to fast-track their own sporting careers, then point them towards to enter now! 

Check out what James and Beau had to say below: