Kickoff with Kindness


Amidst the thundering cheers and electric atmosphere of the Woman’s World Cup stood one of our very own volunteers, Julie Fortescue-Phillips. Julie fell in love with soccer from the moment she could kick a ball with her dad. She took that passion and ran with it, culminating in winning the gold medal for England at the 2007 World Police & Fire Games hosted in Adelaide. So, when the FIFA World Cup came to Australia, she couldn’t wait to volunteer, thriving in an environment she has always loved. 

Julie along with wife Rebecca, cheered for Australia in the third-place playoff between the Matilda’s and Sweden before grabbing last minute tickets to watch her beloved England Lionesses in the final in Sydney. With only four hours sleep under their belt, they drove to Sydney very early on Sunday morning. Talk about excitement! While the results weren’t what she cheered for, Julie says the whole experience will be long cherished and always remembered. After a long and frenzied weekend, Julie drove back on Monday morning. I guess we can confirm that Julie is an extreme soccer fan! 

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