Friendly footy for fire fund

Doing it for charity: Fairfield Bulls president Ramsin Oraham with premiers squad captain Ibrahim Daniel.

Doing it for charity: Fairfield Bulls president Ramsin Oraham with premiers squad captain Ibrahim Daniel.

Things are set to heat up on the football pitch early next month as the Fairfield Bulls and Liverpool Olympic soccer clubs come together in the name of charity.

The sides, with support from the Assyrian Australian Association, will stage a pair of friendly matches on Saturday, February 8, to raise funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW - Bushfire Appeal.

To be held at Nineveh Stadium, Edensor Park, a match between legends from each club will kick off at 3.30pm.

It will be folllowed at 5pm by the premier first squads.

Fairfield club president Ramsin Oraham said each of the club's felt compelled to do their bit for the appeal. He said that a combined effort seemed the best idea.

"Hopefully this will bring the community together for a good cause," Mr Oraham said.

"It feels great to be a part of this. All of it is being done by volunteers and it's about giving back to the community the best way we can.

Liverpoool Olympic - President Kevin Filipakis and Captain Anthony Forcella

Liverpoool Olympic - President Kevin Filipakis and Captain Anthony Forcella

"It will be great. A mixture of generations - the young kids with some legends and hopefully a good turn out."

Liverpool club president Kevin Filipakis said he was proud to see his club take part, especially for such a worthy cause.

"I'm proud," he said, "and we want to do whatever we can to help.

"I don't expect tons of people but it should be good. I can't see any reason to not do it and help any way that we can.

"We have a few Olympic players coming back and it's our first time playing in the Premier League which is very big for the club.

"I am proud of the people in the club and to be a part of this. We will do whatever we can to help.

Both presidents expect there to be a bit of friendly rivalry on the day, mainly in the Premier Firsts match.

"It'll be from good intentions", Mr Oraham said. "At the end of the day we're coming together to do something good and it should be a good day."

Both presidents sent out a special thanks to the many firefighters who had been called on to protect communities around the state.