The Greek community threw their support behind brothers Yianni and Chrisos Mavromoustakos on Sunday, January 14 as they held their 5th annual Charity Football Match at the Seymour Shaw Stadium in Miranda, Sydney.
The charity match saw the brothers and their respective teams battle it out to be crowned football champions, and raise funds to go towards Paradise 4 Kids – a charity set up to support the critical missionary work of Greek Australian Fr Themi Adamopoulos in Africa.
Team Chrisos and Team Yianni were evenly matched throughout the soccer match, but Team Yianni came out fighting to ultimately claim victory 3 – 1.
This was the second victory for Team Yianni and was met with loud applause from the crowd.
“The win for Team Yianni was long overdue, but we came together, played together and left victorious,” Yianni told The Greek Herald after the match.
“More importantly though, it was a hugely successful day and a win for the support to Paradise 4 Kids and children living in poverty.”
Chrisos added that the event “was an absolute success” despite the rainy weather, and more than $4,500 was raised on the day for Paradise for Kids.
Throughout the day, attendees could give donations or purchase raffle tickets to win a number of prizes such as hampers. Young footballers also had a chance to play a friendly match or two.
“We are so grateful for the support of our community, sponsors, and those who donated to make the event possible,” Chrisos said.
“We are so excited to help Bishop Themi’s his critical work in Africa and hope we can continue doing our small part in the future with everyone’s support!”
*All photos copyright The Greek Herald / Andriana Simos.