Last Friday 3rd May, Football St George (FSG) in partnership with Heartbeat of Football staged the 2024 Heart Health Awareness Golf Day at Beverley Park Golf Club.

Held during the national Heart Health Awareness Week , the event served to promote heart health across the football community.

15 teams competed on the day, with the team from All Saints Oatley West team finishing winners.

FSG’s CEO Phil Brown said “The work Heartbeat of Football continue to do to bring testing days to local clubs and players deserves recognition, and all our support. The testing days provide an accessible and vital means for local footballers to identify heart health risk, and I have no doubt that these days will continue to help save lives”

The day started with registrations from 7:00 am and players were treated to breakfast prepared by The Bunker catering as well as some fresh fruit from Select Fresh. Once the group photo was taken players headed out onto the course to battle it out. With a hole in one promotion on the 3rd hole courtesy of Rockdale Mazda as well as a closet to the pin and longest drive, there were plenty of prizes to be won throughout the day.

Once the players had finished playing, they were entertained by comedian Tahir Bilgi over lunch, again prepared by The Bunker Eatery at Beverley Park Golf Club.

During the lunch the auction and raffle prizes were drawn, and the lucky winners got to take home items such as a signed Socceroos jersey, Luxury Weekend Car Experience, box seats at a Sydney FC 24/25 home match as well as a Limited-Edition Maradona Legacy Anniversary shirt donated by Maradona Global just to name a few.

CEO and founder of Heartbeat of Football Andy Pachilides had this to say about the event “On behalf of the Heartbeat of Football team I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who engaged in our Golf Day given the concern about the inclement weather leading up to the day,”

“The level of support from some of our FSG Member clubs was wonderful to see. All funds raised will go towards providing free heart health testing days for our clubs,” Paschalidis added.

FSG extends its thanks to all the players and clubs that supported the day, to all the generous donors of the auction and raffle prizes, the volunteers from Heartbeat of Football who made sure the day ran smoothly, to Craig Cobb and his Beverley Park Golf Club staff for hosting the charity golf day, and to Brendan and his staff at The Bunker Eatery for the beautiful food.


(Photos courtesy of Brett Nielsen)