Unibet will forego their logo space on the back of the Sydney Roosters jersey for the Club’s Round 21 NRL game against the Penrith Panthers on Saturday, August 7.
The leading bookmaker is giving up their logo space to raise awareness for Gotcha4Life.
At the end of the round, the Roosters players’ jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Gotcha4Life.
Founded by media personality and avid Roosters fan Gus Worland, Gotcha4Life is a not-for-profit foundation that engages, educates, and empowers Australians through delivering programs that build mental fitness, meaningful mateship, emotional muscle and social connection to end suicide.
Roosters Chief Operating Officer Jarrod Johnstone said the NRL club was pleased to support Unibet’s gesture to offer their jersey space to the not-for-profit foundation.
“We are thrilled to support Unibet’s gesture for Gus Worland’s charity Gotcha4Life in our Round 21 game against the Penrith Panthers,” Mr Johnstone said.
“Unibet have been incredibly supportive of the circumstances regarding Sonny Bill Williams in 2020 and Joseph Suaalii this season.
“Unibet will generously forego their back of jersey position for the round, replacing it with the Gotcha4Life logo, and following the match, the players’ match-worn jerseys will be auctioned off.”
Mr Worland said the aim of the not-for-profit organisation was to end suicide.
A world where we seek help when life gets challenging. Where we can build open and honest relationships and feel comfortable expressing ourselves, no matter what.Gus Worland Gotcha4Life Founder and Director
“Zero suicide, that’s our vision, simple as that,” Mr Worland said.
“I want a society in which everyone has a Gotcha4Life Mate. That go-to person who you can open up to and rely on about anything.
“A world where we seek help when life gets challenging. Where we can build open and honest relationships and feel comfortable expressing ourselves, no matter what.”
Last year, Unibet gave up the space on Sonny Bill Williams’ jersey to local business Select Music Agency in his NRL return.
“To be able to support the community at large is so important to the core values of Unibet,” Unibet General Manager Nathan Reeves said.
“What began with Sonny Bill Williams last year, and carried on by Joseph Suaalii this year, has given Unibet a chance to make Gotcha4Life part of the rugby league calendar.
“On August 7, when the Roosters play the Panthers, this special event will not only raise awareness and participation in Gotcha4Life programs, it will also raise much-needed funds with the Gotcha4Life jerseys being auctioned off.
“The Gotcha4Life message is so important during these difficult times. The Gotcha4Life cause is something that every one of us can be a part of.
“I encourage you all to take the pledge on August 7 and join the Gotcha4Life team, by joining the team we can be there for each other when it matters the most.”