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Mac has been invited to speak in India as the guest of Dr Ravi Vadlamani of the Save our Schools Foundation and Rotary.  Mac, his mum and Poppa are off to India this week. Mac will be speaking at schools and Rotary Clubs in the Hyderabad area.

See Mac on the Today Show talking to Lisa & Karl

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My name is Maclean Millar (but I prefer Mac). Soccer is my life. I love playing it, watching it and learning about it. My goal is to play for Manchester United like Robin Van Persie, but I really like Messi too. Mum still asks me what job I want when I grow up. She really doesn’t get it.

I love playing soccer and I think that all kids should have the opportunity to play soccer too, so I decided to start my project – Football. Play it Forward, where I raise money for soccer balls for kids all around the world.

I’m feeling really good about my aim to help the kids all around the world to play football. So far we have raised over $6000 and distributed over 700 soccer balls to Afghanistan (thanks to the Australian soldiers), Solomon Islands, refugee detention centres all around Australia (including Manus Island and Nauru), Cambodia and Zimbabwe.

With the help of Rotary, we are working on getting soccer balls to Mamba School in Tanzania, the poor favela of Brazil, Fiji and Vanuatu.

I also want to get soccer balls to the children from Syria who are living in refugee camps in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.  The kids aren’t going to school and they have nothing to do.  My mum is helping me to try and make this happen.

We are also working with the Australian Federal Police to give a kit of soccer balls to the Australian Peacekeepers when they go on a mission around the world.

I have a goal to raise $5000 for children in Bangladesh.  At the Rotary International Convention in Sydney I met Showket, the incoming District Governer in Bangladesh.  He said if I can raise $5000 then he will match it and together we will provide $10,000 worth of soccer balls for the kids of Bangladesh.  Then Showket will arrange a soccer tournament in his district.  This sounds amazing!

So, please help me to raise more money for more soccer balls.  Thanks so Rebel Sport we can get soccer balls at $7.00 each when we buy them in bulk.  $100 will buy a kit of 10 balls, a bag, three hand pumps and markers for the pitch and goals.

Please click on the Donate Here button and lets help the kids together.  All money donated on the website goes to the United Nations Association of Australia and they will help me to buy the soccer balls.

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Oh, and ask your mum or dad to like us on Facebook. Go to www.facebook.com/footballplayitforward.  My Mum looks after this for me.  I’m not allowed to write on it.  Mum said I have to be 13.

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Interview on The Project

United Nations Award – Today Show Interview with Karl Stefanovic

Story on Fox Sports

Mac on Totally Wild talking about Football – Play It Forward

Story on Channel 10


Football. Play it Forward

Presenting the first lot of balls to the Australian soldiers.