Support the women’s team the West Australian Manrays June 15 to raise the awareness of Masters Football and fundraise for their trip to The World Masters Games (WMG) Italy 2013.

The WMG are only held once every four years and are the fourth largest sporting event in the world to the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Maccabiah Games.

The WA Masters team is possibly the most successful sporting team that has competed in any Australian event in the last 20 years, having won more bronze, silver and gold medals than any other sporting team across Australia that we can find. The team won gold at the Pan Pacific Masters on the Gold Coast in 2012.

The bulk of the Pan Pacific squad forms the basis of the Italy squad:

Penny Tanner Hoath (Melville City Premier), Di Reeves (Leeming Division 1), Tina Glasson and Sylvia Jenkins (Mandurah Metro), Wendy Peace, Mhairi Glover, Mandy Laing, Sandra Szopski (Subiaco Division 1 and Metro), Elaine Anderson, Shea Parker, Deb Farrell, Lorraine Connop, Jayne Spalding, Kerry Henry, Janet Robins, (all regional south west: Hay Park, Bunbury Forum Force and Dynamos).

The team travelling to Italy will be in the studio on 107.9fm from 9am to midday Saturday June 15, taking calls and sharing Masters football moments. The show will be hosted by Penny Tanner and Jason Washington-King, along with Melville City FC President Dave Kindness.

The budget for the squad is $120,000.00 to compete in the World Masters Games and the team has raised $20k so far. Thanks to: Football West : Manray : Greendog Design : Sodexo : Radio Fremantle : Kelme : Sink Warehouse: Armando Sports : Andrew Ralph’s Diamond Jewellers : Lockdown Security Solutions : Auswest Fencing and Wrought Iron : Mandurah Hyundai : Pro Football Training : Chevin Heaven Limousines : Vicki Zampatti.

The World Football Programme will run as normal, covering local, state and national news from 9am to 12 midday Saturday June 15 on 107.9fm. You can forward texts, club news and comments to 0408921832.

The Guest lineup for June 15 will include –

Sandra Brentnall, Leeming Strikers and Hall of Famer

Albert Nascimento on Bunbury Forum Force and his Canberra Old Boys WMG team

Jen Royle from the NSW St Michaels WMG team

Robbie Glover on his Queensland Lions masters team in the WMG

Chris Coyne on Bayswater and the men’s State League

Bobby Despotovski on Inglewood and Seniors Masters Tournament Thailand

Former Socceroos Paul Wade, Francis Awaritefe and Stan Lazaridis on our Socceroos World Cup campaign and their Masters experiences

Gary Marocchi on the Thailand Seniors Masters Tournament

Paul Trimboli, former Socceroo, on Melbourne Victory and Liverpool and his Masters experience

Sara King, former Arsenal player, Matilda and Masters representative

To help the West Australian Manrays, you can bid on some great prizes, such as:

Richard Kreiders Paddocks to Pitches books

Sink Warehouse Aquila water filter

Paintings by a local Turin and Perth artist Vicky Zampatti

Perth Glory W League shirt signed by Katy Gill

Shawn Billam’s pink and purple Glory shirt from the NBCF fundraiser

Socceroo shirt signed by West Australian Socceroos Richard Garcia, Stan Lazaridis, Chris Coyne, Rob Zabica, Rob Dunn Gary Marocchi

Andrew Ralphs Diamond Jewellery set of silver ring and earings and bracelet

Lockdown Security Solutions 4 Channel Surveillance system

Auswest Fencing and Wrought Iron Aluminium Slat Gate kit

Mandurah Hyundai Car Care kits and signed Naitanui/Cox Eagles guernsey

Danny Green boxing gloves

Chevin Heaven Limousine ride

There will be prizes given out during the June 15 show from Football West and Pro Football Training and more.

Photos will go up on this website during the week of June 10, plus the World Football Programme Facebook site. The auction will continue through to June 29 2013.

This is how the Radiothon bidding will work:

People ‘like’ the World Football Programme facebook page in order to be a part of the auction and view the prizes on offer. Bidding starts anytime from when the photos appear on the WFP West Australian Manrays photo album page after Monday June 10. You make an offer via public comment to that album page. Bidding is then open, following on from the comment stream for that particular item photo. Bidding is on the WFP facebook page only and will close at the discretion of the West Australian Manrays and at the close of June 29.

Winners will be advised when they are successful and able to collect their item after payment is made into a nominated account as advised by the West Australian Manrays.

Spot prizes include a Pro Football Training coaching session, a set of black indoor Football Family shirts, a copy of Tribute to a Legend George Best a tray of freshly cut lamb chops straight from the farm and more.

Listeners can make a donation of any amount at anytime, to support the squad, direct to this account:

West Australian Manrays BSB 036122 Account 163910



For more information contact Penny Tanner on