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The Clinical Research Institute pairs with Newington Gunners Soccer Club to help get team of asylum seekers on the playing field

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Andrew Hirschhorn from Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services and The Clinical Research Institute is a weekend warrior for the Newington Gunners Soccer Club’s Over 35s team. So when he read in the Sydney Morning Herald about a team of asylum seekers looking for a club, he spoke to the club committee about the possibility of signing them up. One month later, with the help of Support Services International and many generous sponsors and donors across Sydney, the Newington Gunners SSI team played their first official trial match on Saturday 7th of March. Up against a high quality team from Inter Lions FC (Concord), Newington Gunners SSI showed speed, technical skill and tenacity to put in four spectacular goals. A great effort, proving they’ll be a force to be reckoned with in their debut season in the Granville District competition. The Clinical Research Institute is proud to be a jersey-sponsor for Newington Gunners SSI, and will keenly follow their progress over the winter.