Marconi Stallions FC raise $15,000 for the NSW Cancer Council

Kicking cancer: Marconi FC's top fundraisers with football chairman Robert Carniato, Denise Daynes from the NSW Cancer Council and Club Marconi president Vince Foti.
Kicking cancer: Marconi FC's top fundraisers with football chairman Robert Carniato, Denise Daynes from the NSW Cancer Council and Club Marconi president Vince Foti.

Marconi Stallions FC set out to raise $10,000 for the Balls for Balls NSW Cancer Council fundraiser.

Over the last month, players from the boys and girls SAP and youth programs have been raising money to fund vital research into men's cancers.

And the result? Marconi raised $15,000 for the Balls for Balls Campaign - the most of any of the registered clubs.

The players who raised the most money were presented to the crowd at half-time of Marconi's first-grade game on Saturday night and received a club scarf as well as club vouchers. Incredibly, six players raised more than $1000 in four weeks.

Football office administrator Josie Spinozzi was the driving force behind the campaign.

"The club is very proud of the efforts of the boys and girls who have helped to raise this substantial amount of money," she said.

"The campaign was great for our players - it promoted sun safe behaviour. Above all, it encouraged them to raise money for a most important cause."

Cancer Council NSW community coordinator Denise Daynes said Marconi has done a "fantastic job" in leading the way for other clubs to join in.

"It is so refreshing to see Marconi Stallions put their hands up and jump on board with this fund-raising campaign. Most importantly, they are making a difference and saving people's lives," she said.