Will Murray is a 14-year-old boy who, in the past year, has had his story spread to all corners of the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL).
For those that don’t know, Will sustained a serious neck injury in January 2016, when he was playing with his mates at a local beach in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Black Rock. An accident off a pier resulted in catastrophic damage to his C5 vertebra and diagnosis of quadriplegia from severe spinal cord injury.
Renowned as a talented athlete, Will was Vice Captain of the Victorian School Boys State Football Team, represented Australia at the World BMX titles, played representative basketball and captained his school football team.
Will’s life and that of his family’s has changed forever, and both the Hampton Rovers and East Sandringham Zebras are uniting to do their part to support Will in his recovery.
This Friday night, the two combined East Sandringham/Hampton Under 15 Division 1 teams will square off for competition points under lights at the Boss’, raising money for the Will Murray Trust alongside a host of activities and special events throughout the night.
Friday 5th May
East Sandy Rovers BLUE v East Sandy Rovers GOLD
Boss James Reserve, Bluff Rd, Hampton
To contribute to the Will Murray Trust, click HERE
Through your donation, you’ll help Will to lead the best life he can – with access to physiotherapy, expert rehabilitation programs, specialised equipment, ongoing full-time care, and a home repurposed to suit the needs of someone with a spinal cord injury.
You can help by either making a one-off donation or make a lasting impact by pledging a $1 a day (or $30 a month) to Will’s ongoing care.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible. The Oli E Foundation (ABN 20 972 452 527) receives all donations on behalf of and transfers 100% of money received to the Will Murray Project.
When there’s a Will, there’s a way.