Adelaide United partner with The Martyn Crook Foundation

During 2013, Adelaide United Football Club formed a partnership with The Martyn Crook Foundation to work together to develop and progress the Foundation's objective. On Wednesday night the partnership was launched officially.

During 2013, Adelaide United Football Club formed a partnership with The Martyn Crook Foundation to work together to develop and progress the Foundation's objective. The partnership is intended to be a sustainable long term relationship with a vision to create initiatives that help people live better lives through involvement in Football.

A program of initiatives is being developed and the partnership was officially launched on Wednesday night at an event called ' A World of Spicy People' held at United Latino Cocina in Rundle Mall. The event was a mixture of football, fashion, food and music and provided a true Latino experience. Reds players Marcelo Carrusca, Jeronimo, Fabio Ferriera, Cassio, Isaias, Cirio were on hand, decked out with clothing from the East Ends original fashion emporium Miss Gladys Sym Choon while Youth League players Dion Kirk, Ryan Kitto and Anthony Costa wore the Adelaide United NYL kit which now proudly displays TMCF logo on the front. The players and other special guests enjoyed entertainment from the La Bomba dancers, The Cardinals and Aria.

The Martyn Crook Foundation are the family, close friends and associates of Australian Association football pioneer, Martyn Crook (1956-2008). Martyn dedicated over 40 years of his life to football in Australia before he passed away on 5 December, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. He was coach of the Australian under 17's side, the Joeys, and on the morning prior to the first match of their US tour, Martyn passed peacefully in his sleep. His contribution to the game in Australia, particularly in South Australia, will be remembered for decades to come, and through the work of this Foundation (TMCF), his footballing vision will stay alive.

The Martyn Crook Foundation was established in 2009 to assist in the advancement of initiatives that enhance the lives of people through involvement in Association Football across Australia. We also seek to support the development of outstanding talent in young Australian players and coaches.

The Foundation relies on the support of individuals and organisations, both private and public, to continue with its work. The Foundation, through its Board of Trustees, will support such activities it believes to be in tune with the Foundation's objective - 'Better lives through Football, regardless of race, colour, gender or financial standing'.

To find out more about the Foundation or to be involved please visit tmcf.org.au