Mumford & Sons To Play Charity Soccer Games Against The Vaccines, Bondi Rescue

10 November 2015 | 12:34 pm | Staff Writer

"It's the ultimate leveller, and it's the greatest sport on earth. We love football. Football."

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Everyone knows the British love their football — soccer to us, of course. Mumford & Sons love their football so much they've elected to stage a charity soccer game at Sydney's National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) this Friday, 13 November where they'll play round robin against a slew of others to show just how important soccer is in connecting others.

Mumford & Sons will be playing against fellow bands on tour with Gentlemen Of The Road The Vaccines, as well as the guys at Bondi Rescue, the Dungog Boomerangs soccer club, youth leaders from NCIE, as well as figures repping the music industry from Dew Process, Sony, I Oh You, Purple Sneakers, Stoney Roads and UndrCtrl.

Marcus Mumford explains, "​The gift that keeps on giving. If there's one thing that unites us and our crew and most of the British bands we get to go on tour with, it's not music, it's football. It's the subject that anyone who's never met can suddenly become intimate over, it's the ultimate leveller, and it's the greatest sport on earth. We love football. Football."
Justin Hayward of The Vaccines also adds, "Football is everything to me. It’s empowering, it’s humanising, it’s beautiful and it’s fun. For all of the highs and all of the catharsis that music provides me with, there is no feeling in the world like playing good football with good friends."

The games are open to the public from 5.45pm and all you need is a $5 donation, which will go to the NCIE and the Dungog Community. 

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There will also be raffles going for fans — you can win four GA tickets to a Sydney FC game or a $300 prize pack of Rimmel London cosmetics.

Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines and more play an all-day event at The Domain the following day.