Boots on for Rural Support

(L-R) Angelo Demasi, CEO South Australian Produce Market, Brett Smith, CEO Rural Business Support, Hon. Clare Scriven MLC, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development and Nathan Kosmina, CEO Adelaide United Football Club.

The second annual Rural Support Charity Soccer Match was held as a curtain raiser on Friday 12th April, prior to Adelaide United’s last home game for the 2024 season against Mcarthur Bulls.

In a rematch of last years Flood Recovery Match, the Pick A Local, Pick SA! team made up of local producers and market wholesalers had a score to settle with last year’s winners SA Government team consisting of PIRSA staff, state politicians (including Minister Scriven) and emergency responders.

Throughout the majority of the match the Pick A Local, Pick SA! team looked in command and enjoyed a considerable lead, but late in the game the SA Government team poured on the pressure to level out the final score to draw 6-6.

With bragging rights on the line, a penalty shoot out was required to determine the winners, and much to the disappointment of the Pick A Local, Pick SA!  team, the SA Government won the shoot out 6-4, and walked away with the cup for the second consecutive year.

The match raised over $63,000 to assist farming families who are already doing it tough, trying to meet their everyday needs, such as putting food on their own tables, while they work hard to put food on ours.

This match was made possible through the generous support of:

Please contact Mon Saunders, Communications and Philanthropy Manager at RBS on 1800 836 211 if you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to the RBS Relief Fund, or to chat about how you can assist us to support farmers who are experiencing tough times.

(L-R) Pick A Local, Pick SA team v SA Government Team