Press Release

QBE and Sydney Swans kick Goals for Good

The QBE Foundation hosted its annual Goals for Good event at Saturday’s AFL clash between the Sydney Swans and Fremantle Dockers, resulting in a donation of $75,000.

The initiative saw the QBE Foundation donate $3,000 for each of the 14 goals the Swans scored during the game at the SCG, but after the game the overall donation was rounded up to $75,000.

Funds raised will be split between QBE’s community partners and the Sydney Swans Foundation.

Last year, after the Swans recorded a 171-point victory and kicked 31 goals against West Coast, the QBE Foundation donated $93,000, while $70,000 had been donated in the two years prior.

Jon Fox, QBE Foundation co-chair, expressed enthusiasm for the initiative, stating that it was an enjoyable way for QBE to continue its support of community partners.

“Our partnership with the Sydney Swans, spanning almost four decades, has given us an amazing opportunity to support the communities and causes that are important to both our organisations.

“We're proud to continue this essential work through this year’s QBE Foundation Goals for Good initiative, and help create strong, resilient, and inclusive communities.”

The funds donated through this year’s Goals for Good will go towards QBE’s community partners: Save the Children Australia, Stars Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Orange Sky, and R U OK?, as well as the Sydney Swans Foundation.

Volunteers from Australian Red Cross, Orange Sky and R U OK? also had the special honour of forming the Guard of Honour at the game.

Mr. Fox emphasised that this provided a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the dedication of those who support our communities.

"QBE is honoured to stand alongside our community partners, whose dedication to fostering positive change is truly inspiring. Together, we strive to build stronger, more resilient and inclusive communities.”

Sydney Swans CEO Tom Harley said the initiative is a fantastic opportunity to bring people together for a worthy cause.

“QBE’s Goals for Good is a terrific initiative to give back to organisations who are doing vital work in the community. As a token of our gratitude for their exceptional commitment we hosted some of these community organisations and their dedicated volunteers at our game on Saturday. On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank QBE for their support.”

About the QBE Foundation

The Australia Pacific QBE Foundation is committed to creating strong, resilient, and inclusive communities across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. We work in partnership with community organisations, with a focus on both climate resilience and inclusion – two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact.

Find out more information on our QBE Foundation webpage.

For more information:
Alyssia El Gawly
External Communications Specialist
QBE Australia
+61 481 234 346