About the project

There is a tendency to focus on health issues only after a tragedy. SIFC would like to change this by proactively preparing as many people as possible for such an event as ever-increasing members of community see the benefits of, and enjoy taking part in, amateur sport.

What is the purpose of SIFC Health and Safety (SIFCHS)?

SIFC helps men/women play football for as long as possible … safely.

The SIFC team engages with local football community in order to provide sportspeople with the best in health education and awareness, a consistent approach to sport-related health care, the necessary equipment to assist in preventing and minimising health risks (such as the installation of defibrillators at sporting venues), and the peace of mind so they may safely participate in, and enjoy, their sport.

Why is SIFCHS necessary?

  • To educate the growing number of mature age people in sport. In order to maintain a moderate level of fitness, as well as a work/life balance, increasing numbers of mature age people are taking part in amateur sport, whether it be organised or social. Record numbers are involved in team sports, greater numbers are taking up football. Mature-age participants must be educated on the potential health risks of their activity.
  • To help reduce pressure on the Australian health system. Along with the health profession, SIFCHS is very supportive of amateur sport, as there are many health benefits to participants. Fitter and healthier adults don’t need to lean on the health system as often as their counterparts and have fewer chronic illnesses.
  • To help prevent health incidences. Mature age sports participation brings an increased level of health-related risks from the usual aches and pains to the more critical, and now more regularly, incidents such as heart attacks. Aside from education, HOF is campaigning for defibrillators on all sporting fields in the hope that player lives may be saved.

How you can help…

To help us help players, we need your assistance. Here’s how.

  • Donate funds for defibrillators and SIFC heart-awareness education
  • Donate products/services/prizes for SIFC charity fundraising events


  • Virginia 3M Murphy

    Great way to remember Emin Rufati through the annual St Ives Football Club and 3M Australia Football game.

  • Rashmi 3MVIJ

    Go Team 3M!!

  • Chloe Ellis

    Gooooooo 3M

  • Grace 3MCara

    With fondest memories of Emin...Go Team 3M!

  • Frances Jackman

    Seems a need unfortunately.

  • Tim Connell

    Thanks for doing this, keep up the great work

  • Sandra 3MGeddes

    Well Done, 3M !

  • Scott Feigan

    Great Cause, Well done and good luck Damian

  • Tom Van Nguyen

    Go 3M FC. 3MNguyen


    Congratulations for the fund raising of a very good cause.

  • Miriam 3MJoffe

    What a great cause. Hope you reach your goal.

  • Matt 3MQuinten

    Go Team 3M ! I look forward to hearing the result. Eyes on the Prize

  • margaret reid and family

    good luck with your fabulous fund raising venture. We wish you every success.

  • Harmeek Singh

    Go Team Emin Rufati 3M for this great cause.

Stay up to date with everything happening at the sports foundation