What a great day enjoyed by all who attended; all ages, all levels, all for a cause.

Vida Tennis, Nexus Gym and some of your favourite sporting personalities were joined by more than 150 people for a fun filled morning of games, prizes and excitement to support the Austin Hospital’s paediatric ward. The day raised a total of $1210 for the charity which will go towards their wishlist fund to support the kids.

The weather gods were kind and plenty turned out to have a go at a variety of different activities including; fastest serve comp, ball machine accuracy, hot shots tennis, doubles matches with & against the sporting personalities, face painting, jumping castle and the Nexus Sled race challenge.

The BBQ was fired up and some great raffle prizes were won. A big thank you to the sponsors of the raffle;

  • Technika – for donating a microwave
  • Mizuno – for donating a golf bag
  • Coffee Hit – for donating a pod coffee machine
  • Tony Bianco – for donating a voucher to their store
  • Nexus – for donating a 6 month gym membership
  • GG Restaurant – for donating a dinner voucher
  • Vida Tennis – for donating all the prize vouchers on the court and fastest serve winners
  • Groove Train Doncaster – for donating dinner vouchers
  • Vita Bella Cafe – for donating cafe vouchers and the water for the day
  • Prelli Tennis – for donating on court prizes

Vida Charity Day Group Shot

A big thank you to all who came and joined the Vida Team, the Nexus team and our sporting personalities;

  • John Aloisi – former Australian Soccer player – 27 goals for the National team
  • Merv Hughes – former Australian Fast Bowler, 200 + test wickets
  • Liz Boniello – former Australian Netball team representative
  • Anthony Rocca – Collingwood Hall of Fame member, 242 games and 400 + goals
  • Simon Prestigiacomo – former AFL great – 233 games with the Collingwood Football Club

A special thank you goes to Ashleigh from the Vida team for orgaising the day and the support team from Vida and Nexus for making the day such a success.

We couldn’t end the wrap up without mentioning that Presti was the dominant force on the 80kg Sled push, but John Aloisi was quick to point out he was quicker than Vida Head Coach Vince and on power to rate ratio was far superior. Vince said his only aim was to finish in front of Anth Rocca which was achieved. This then had to be sorted out on the tennis court with Vince & John taking on Anth & Presti. The Collingwood pair did not fair as well on the tennis court going down 6 games to 1.

There are many photo’s below but we have also created an online album which you can view here

Anth and presti Ash organise Ball machine Bill Serve Face painting Group on crt Hot Shots all crts Hot Shots Jaimee Fourlis Hot Shots Jess fast serve comp John and Merv Kane serve Kids race Lenny Jumping Castle Merv and Jaimee Prizes Angelo Henry Prizes Reg desk Rocca fast serve comp Serve Comp kids Sled push Umpire Chair Vida Facepaining