Hurstville City Minotaurs FC fundraise to send ‘legends team’ to Greece

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By Takis Triadafillou.

Friends and supporters of Hurstville City Minotaurs FC attended a dinner at Saint Spyridon hall in Kingsford, Sydney on Saturday, June 24 to raise money to help send their over-45 team to Greece to play friendlies with well-known football clubs.

The 250 people consisted of players, supporters and sponsors of the club who attended to financially support the Greek tour of the Minotaur Legends team that will play friendly matches in Crete with OFI and in Athens with the popular Olympiakos club.

The evening was a great success with Peter Sarikakis ‘The General’ acting as emcee for the evening, ensuring plenty of fun and laughter.

Also present was the President of Football St George, Irene Hatzipetros, who in her speech congratulated Mr Sarikakis for his contribution to the game and the Minotaur Legends team for their continued success.

In his speech, Mr Sarikakis thanked everyone, especially Achillea Markopoulos, Peter Papoutsis, Nikos Plataniotis and of course Tom Pontidas and the Minotaur’s little princesses Penny (Panagiota), Esther and Ruby who helped him make the raffles more dynamic.

Mr Sarikakis thanked all the groups that filled the tables and all the sponsors of the evening, especially Zoran Ilic and George Ganiatsa.

All in all it was a great evening of good food organised by Andrew Lazaris Catering, with plenty of drinking and dancing. The live Greek band and DJ Ricky kept the fun going until midnight with a guest appearance from Elvis Presley himself.

The beautiful evening was coloured by the professional tenor Yiannis Triantafillou who sang some songs by Yiannis Parios.

The players who have already registered for the Minotaurs Legends team are: Dragan Pupovac, Chris Christopoulos, Peter Papoutsis, Sam Panagakis, Malcolm Bidau, Kerry Agiasotis, Nikos Plataniotis, Billy Pilowski, Petros Andrios, George Kalogeras, Tom Pontidas, Achilleas Markopoulos, Yannis Kyraziopoulos, Modar Sultan, Nick Andreou, Peter Mitrevski, George Ganiatsas, and Angelos Petratos.

The suggested matches are: OFI Crete on September 20, Olympiacos on September 25 and maybe Chania on September 16.

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