Anthony Mundine’s soft side: Boxing legend buys ten girls new footy boots after learning they had joined a team and couldn’t afford to get their own
- Anthony Mundine generously bought ten young female footballers new boots
- The former rugby league and boxing great said ‘you give and you will receive’
- He was told of the girl’s situation by former fellow league great John Hopoate
- Friends of Mundine say random acts of charity are nothing unusual for him
Anthony Mundine displayed his softer side this week after offering to buy ten aboriginal girls brand new football boots when he heard they couldn’t afford to get them on their own.
This latest act of kindness is apparently par for the course for Mundine, with those close to him saying he regularly engages in acts of charity, though he does so quietly and behind the scenes.
Fellow former NRL great John Hopoate told Mundine of the girl’s situation after they turned up to the same footy training session as his daughter.
Anthony Mundine displayed his softer side after offering to buy ten aboriginal girls brand new football boots when he heard they couldn’t afford to get them on their own (file picture)
In a post to Instagram, Hopoate retold the story of how he rang Mundine to see if he had any connections to help source boots for the girls.
‘The girls team that my daughter plays for, they’ve got 10 new Aboriginal girls who showed up the other day,’ Hopoate said.
‘I rang him cause these girls are from Bourke, Walget and other remote country towns in NSW down here on the Northern Beaches to better their schooling.’
‘I asked was there any where I could get boots for these girls and without hesitation he said organise a time for them to meet me at the mall and I’ll buy them all boots.’
When Hopoate asked if he was sure, ‘The Man’ replied ‘you give and you will receive.’
‘That’s the kind of stuff [Mundine] does that the media doesn’t want to look at. No one reports about it, but this is the kind of person he is,’ Hopoate told Sporting News.
Fellow former NRL great John Hopoate (file picture) told Mundine of the girl’s situation after they turned up to the same footy training session as his daughter
After retiring from the NRL, Mundine enjoyed a hugely successful career as a boxer.
Most recently he fought Brisbane based Jeff Horn and lost in a first round knockout at Suncorp Stadium.
Other friends of Mundine have also spoken about his generosity.
Boxing featherweight world title holder Billy Dib says he has seen Mundine give money to those in need on more than one occasion.
‘He’ll be driving along the road, he’ll see a poor person on the side and he’ll pull over and give that person money. That’s the type of guy Anthony Mundine is.’
In a post to Instagram, Hopoate retold the story of how he rang Mundine to see if he had any connections to help source boots for the girls and Mundine repsonded with kindness