Victory Against Cancer raises over $50k for Cancer Council Victoria


Melbourne Victory is proud to announce over $50,000 has been raised for Cancer Council Victoria following this year’s Victory Against Cancer charity match.

The match was played as a curtain-raiser to Saturday night’s Hyundai A-League clash with Adelaide United, with a team of Victory fans beating the All-Stars 10-5 in a high-scoring affair.

The All-Stars were led by Victory’s No.1 ticket-holder and MasterChef host George Calombaris, with appearances from celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne and her brother Stevie, and former Victory stars Grant Brebner and Danny Allsopp.

The Fans were led by Victory great Archie Thompson, who made a triumphant return to the AAMI Park pitch where he enjoyed so much success for the club.

Thanks to Victory members and fans, the event raised a remarkable $50,521.30 for Cancer Council Victoria, with the funds going towards cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

Cancer Council Victoria works to reduce the impact of all cancers for all Victorians. A total of 87 Victorians are diagnosed with cancer every day, while 30 die from the disease.

All-Stars: George Calombaris (c), Heston Blumenthal, Grant Brebner, Danny Allsopp, Craig Hutchison, Daniel Harford, Farren Ray, Gulcan Koca, Mindy Barbieri, Michelle Payne, Stevie Payne, Johnny Di Francesco, Dave Davutovic, Matt Windley, Neroli Meadows, Tara Rushton, Michael Zappone, Brenton Speed, Gianni Romano, Zana Pali

Victory Against Cancer.

Victory Against Cancer.

Victory Against Cancer.