International rapper and former South Roos player, The Kid LAROI, is sponsoring the football club’s Indigenous guernsey, designed by Aboriginal artist, Shaun Kemp, to be worn as part of the club’s Indigenous Round this weekend.
A presentation will take place in front of players, sponsors, and volunteers at South’s clubrooms on Saturday, July 15 prior to the Round 10 clash against North at Alma Oval, before players will don the specially-designed guernsey on-field.
The sponsorship, under The LAROI Foundation, was made possible through the two-time ARIA Award winner’s late uncle, Phil Neal Snr, and aunt, Helen Neal. Having come to Broken Hill when he was seven years of age from his hometown of Waterloo, The Kid LAROI and his brother Austin became a part of South Football Club due to their relative’s dedication, taking the two boys to training and gamedays during the week.
“I’m so grateful to the commitment my aunty and uncle, as well as my nan and pop, for all they did for Austin and me during our time in Broken Hill with Souftown (South Football Club). I’m thrilled to be able to give back to the club with sponsorship of the Indigenous guernsey,” The Kid LAROI said.
South Football Club Chairman, Drew Mashford, added, “It is great that such a famous entertainer can support a great community club where he would have fond childhood memories. We know we will be the envy of the other clubs with our amazing locally designed guernsey and being lucky enough for it to be sponsored by a famous international star and former ‘Southie’, The Kid LAROI.”