Western Sydney Wanderers stars crash Blacktown Hospital Christmas party

Western Sydney Wanderers players surprise maternity ward staff at their Christmas party.

Armed with signed posters and Santa hats, local football heroes joined a Blacktown Hospital Christmas party and hung out with patients and staff yesterday.  

Blacktown Western Sydney Wanderers players visiting wards. Nurses left to right: Maria Fozi (Reg nurse), Malinka De Silva (Reg nurse), Jessica Dobson(Reg Nurse), Samantha Birch (Reg Nurse)

Western Sydney Wanderers A-League players Radoslaw Majewski and Mathieu Cordier along with W-League players Sam Staab, Amy Harrison and Abby Smith attended the maternity ward’s Christmas party for a chat and some selfies.  

Western Sydney Wanderers players visit Blacktown Hospital nurses Maria, Malinka, Jessica and Samantha.

They also visited the emergency department and the cancer centre to chat football and the A-League season with patients.  

Western Sydney Wanderers players meet Dr Nicholas Evans, Cindy P and Dr Harry Elizaga from Blacktown Hospital’s emergency department.

The players toured the hospital’s new facility, with acting general manager Ned Katrib showing the footballers around and explaining the hospital system.

Wanderers stars pose for a pic with registered nurse Jessica Wyld.

“This visit was great for the staff and the patients, and I really commend the Wanderers for inviting players to interact with our people,” Ned said.

Blacktown Hospital general manager Ned Katrib, midwifery unit manager Tracy Paterson and midwife Larissa Cullen with the players and the hospital’s Christmas tree.

“I wish the A-League and W-League teams all the best for the rest of the season.”

Local footballers with Dr Peter Preisz in the Blacktown Hospital emergency department.

A-League player Mathieu Cordier said it was great to meet people at the new hospital.  

Radoslaw and Mathieu with registered nurse Jeffrey Aquino.

“It’s great to be able to make people smile, especially for those in hospital at this time of year,” A-League player Mathieu said.

Cancer patient Tony Bryce loved the surprise chat with the footballers.

The Western Sydney Wanderers are currently sitting at seventh place on the A-League ladder and the W-League team is coming third.

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