Playing for Keeps

November 21 2022

Kollosche continues its support of the Broadbeach United Soccer Club, which provides a nurturing environment for budding footballers on and off the field.
Playing for Keeps

Broadbeach United Soccer Club has been bringing “the beautiful game” to local Gold Coast families for more than 50 years.

Yet the club is much more than a conduit for aspiring young soccer players.

It offers families in Broadbeach and the wider community a safe and inclusive place to come together, build relationships, develop skills and, most importantly, have fun.

Kollosche has been a major sponsor of Broadbeach United Soccer Club since 2021and, through its Community Fund, is proud to be extending its support to the upcoming 2023 season.

Making a Difference

Kollosche’s continued sponsorship has helped to turn the club around, according to George Pentecost, the club’s vice president and senior men director of football.

“It is our biggest sponsor and we’re very lucky to receive its support,” George says.

“Without it, we wouldn’t have experienced such spectacular growth over the past two years.”

For Kollosche, the Community Fund is away for the business to give back to the communities in which it operates.

“The Fund is a way for us to make a difference by supporting those in the community who support us,” says Kollosche Managing Director Michael Kollosche.

“We sponsor many sporting organisations across the Coast, from surf clubs to football clubs, because these organisations are often the beating heart of their local communities, and we love to see people united over a common passion.”

Inclusive Ethos

Broadbeach United Soccer Club has up to 400 active players and more than600 members. It aims to develop lasting relationships with families, by creating opportunities for children within the club that stretch well into adulthood.

Children can start playing from the age of four, with the club providing dedicated training and a clear development pathway that can see them progress into the club’s senior ranks.

Funds are generated through the club’s canteen and licensed bar, but it relies heavily on sponsorship and council grants to stay afloat.

George says Kollosche’s sponsorship will go towards the purchase of new equipment and uniforms for players, along with helping to pay for accredited coaches.

“It allows us to create an affordable solution for young footballers on the Gold Coast, while not compromising on the service and quality of training,” George says.

More Than Just Football

The club also provides a level of pastoral care to children, on and off the pitch, by teaching them essential life skills, and helping with their physical, social and emotional development.

“Football isn’t just about kicking a ball, it builds you as a person. It teaches you teamwork, social skills, leadership, problem solving and self-discipline,” George says.

“The club tries to create an environment which hopefully helps children to develop into well-rounded adults. This is very important to us.

“We don’t just want them to be good football players, we want them to be good people too.”

Dedication to the personal growth of its players has resulted in a successful 2022 season, with the club taking out three major trophies – two won by the senior men’s team and the other by the under 23 women’s side.

Yet the trophies are just a bonus beyond the club’s wider goals, according to George.

“Trophies get dusty and forgotten. The friendships and life lessons players gather from trying to win trophies is what lasts a lifetime, ”he says.

Giving Back

The Community Fund was established in2021 as a way for Kollosche and its real estate agents to support charitable causes within their local communities.

A percentage of every property sold by Kollosche goes into the Fund, with additional donations from the business contributing to a goal of $500,000 for the 2022-2023 financial year.

Some of the worthy recipients for 2022-2023 include Volunteering Gold Coast, Serving Our People, Kurrawa, Currumbin Vikings and Burleigh Heads surf life saving clubs, Broadbeach Cats Junior AFL Club and 10 Cent Tom.

Kollosche is always seeking to expand its support for community causes. Reach out to Kollosche if your organisation is seeking support.

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