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  • This simple piece of paper was the cause of a very, very long anxiou...s wait that kept our baby girl waiting for over a week. However we had faith that she would make it. Unfortunately due to this sport being unfunded the girls must pay their own way to get there and represent our country. We can do it! See More
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Hey Guys! As you may have seen, I have been selected to represent Australia at the 2017 IFAF Women's Gridiron World Cup in Vancouver during the month of June. This is an extremely exciting opportunity that I am so lucky to have! But because there is no funding for women's gridiron in Australia yet this opportunity does come at a hefty price. It has been estimated that it will cost me around $7000-$8000 all up. So I thought I would seek help from my friends and family to try a...nd raise some money to help me out! Any donations big or small will be a massive help and greatly appreciated :)

Go Fund Me take a percentage from each donation so to save everyone's money I have opened a bank account for donations, details are in my description! :)

Please put your name as a reference, we will be making shirts and your name will be added to recognise your support :)

I am also trying to organise raffles and fundraisers to help raise the money so keep your eye out :)

Thankyou!!!! :)

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How amazing, we are nearly halfway!!

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Sam Kelly's Australian gridiron journey

A huge thank you to the following people for their donations to support Sam: The Wrigley Family, Uncle Darryl and Aunty Pam, Aunty Ree, Clarke Kent (hmmm). Also... Priceline (Thompson Parkway).
Maree and Danni Schmidt for donating a nights accomodation with breakfast at The Holiday Inn on Flinders in Melbourne!!!!!!! Gearing up for the Trivia night :)

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A huge thank you to the following people for their donations to support Sam: The Wrigley Family, Uncle Darryl and Aunty Pam, Aunty Ree, Clarke Kent (hmmm). Also Priceline (Thompson Parkway).
Maree and Danni Schmidt for donating a nights accomodation with breakfast at The Holiday Inn on Flinders in Melbourne!!!!!!! Gearing up for the Trivia night :)

Congratulations to F Grade Lang Lang Cricket Premieres 2017! Thank you to all those who supported Sam by buying chocolates for more than they are worth :)
Thanks Nancy Palmer for the spruiking; hope your toe recovers :(

Sam Kelly's Australian Gridiron Journey would like to congratulate Kaye who made the correct guess of 197 Easter Eggs! Enjoy :)

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A huge thank you to Sam's supporters for their donations to help Sam get on her way to The IFAF Womens World Championship!
Inga, Andrew, Grace and Fraser, Chanel (mystery NAB), Nicole Webster, Cassie Patman and Nancy and Wayne :)
Also to the people at the AFL Womens Casey Fields game who bought chocolates/made a guess for Easter eggs or just donated money :)
<3 Sam's mum

More concrete to pave! We would like to thank: Chemist Warehouse (avenue estate), Lynbrook quality meats, Brian's Gourmet Meats (Marriot Waters), Woolworths (Marriot Waters) for their generous donations couple to go towards a trivia night. Please support these business' especially our small local business' that are going through a tough time.
Sponsorship is nearly impossible for these ladies even as individuals!

We are gearing up for the next fundraiser!

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Sam Kelly's Australian gridiron journey

We will be running a guess the Easter Eggs for the next fundraiser and lead up to Easter. $1 a guess, Pete and Sam will be at the AFL Womens Melb V's Freo game at Casey Fields selling Cadbury chocolates and guess the eggs.

We will be running a guess the Easter Eggs for the next fundraiser and lead up to Easter. $1 a guess, Pete and Sam will be at the AFL Womens Melb V's Freo game at Casey Fields selling Cadbury chocolates and guess the eggs.

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A proud mum post <3
2016- Played for Victoria
2017- Playing for Australia
2018- ?
BANK DETAILS:...
BSB: 704230
ACC NO. 100548428
ACC NAME: S L KELLY

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Thank you to the people who have helped Sam towards her goal. We are expecting our Cadbury chocolate fundraiser to begin this week. Thank you to the people who have offered to sell boxes for us :)
<3 Sam's mum
BANK DETAILS:
BSB: 704230
ACC NO. 100548428...
ACC NAME: S L KELLY

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Hey everyone!
Looking at doing a chocolate drive to help raise money; who would be interested in selling a box?

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Being able to wear a jersey with the name on the front being that of your country is a moment athletes all strive for. In 2015, when Sam Kelly from Melbourne, ...Australia began her football career, the idea of feeling the pride that comes with putting on a jersey with Australia on the front never crossed her mind. At that point, she was playing for the sheer love of the game she had developed through watching her brother play. Ironically, up until watching her brothers’ games, she didn’t have much interest in the sport. Her brother would watch NFL games, and after watching a short snippit, Sam would go on about her business and didn’t show much concern. One day, while watching her brother compete, she was invited to check out the women playing. Prior to her brother joining the juniors, she did not know women playing football existed. Since discovering the women’s team, she doesn’t want to look back as she falls more in love with the game with every hit.
Growing up, Sam participated in many other sports: netball, basketball, cricket, AFL, and swimming, some of which she competed in at very high levels. None of these compared to football. The other sports she has participated in, individuals can compete with pure physical skill, at high levels you need a certain level of smarts but physical talent alone can get you a long ways. In comparison, football requires you and the entire team to always play smart to succeed. Physical skill is needed, yes, but you cannot win with that alone in most circumstances. Football is about how smart you can play and stick to your specific assignment in correlation with each of your teammates to make a play successful.
Now that Sam understands the game, she enjoys watching film and the NFL when it’s televised. She says that the NFL is growing, along with the sport itself in popularity throughout Australia. Her favorite players to watch are Larry Fitzgerald, Rob Gronkowski, and Tom Brady which explains her favorite teams- the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals.
For team Australia, Sam will be playing wide receiver. She looks forward to continuing to learn and grow in the sport from their amazing team coaches. She cannot wait to represent her country along with the other women on the squad.
Sam is currently a student at Latrobe University studying to be a school teacher. In order to make the financial commitment and suffice part of the burden of the travel costs, Sam has set up a Facebook fundraising campaign. Feel free to assist as you are able and share so Sam can continue breaking barriers! https://www.facebook.com/SamKellyGridiron

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We are currently seeking any business' who would like to sponsor or donate goods for fundraising. If you can assist please contact Sam via message.
Sam's Mum :)