The Sydney University Football Club started supporting Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in 2012, and since then the partnership has gone from strength to strength.

Every year SUFC holds a special ‘Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Day’ at a Sydney University home game, which is on 28 May this year, this Saturday against Gordon. SUFC players leave their ‘blue and gold’ socks at home and don their finest green socks in support of the outstanding work of the late Professor Chris O’Brien.

As Eileen Hannagan, CEO of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse said: “Sydney University is a key research partner of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and as such it is very fitting that SUFC have chosen to support us and our work to transform the treatment of cancer in Australia by bringing together all elements of cancer research, treatment, care and support within one centre of excellence.

“Our sincere thanks to the Sydney University Football Club for choosing to support our organisation. We know that Chris would be delighted about the partnership, given his lifelong association with Sydney University and his love of the game of rugby union.”

David Haigh, SUFC’s new General Manager and former player, and the whole team are looking forward to kick-off: “I am very excited to continue the close connection between SUFC and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

“I know how inspired our players are by the work of Professor O’Brien and by the whole Lifehouse team. I am looking forward to being part of this year’s Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Day when our boys line up against Gordon. It’s always a great match and we’re proud to be playing for Lifehouse.”

So come on down to Sydney University Oval No. 1 on 28 May 2016 and show your support for the mighty SUFC 1st Grade rugby team as they don their green socks for Lifehouse