For the Love of Sport was the theme of the fundraising event hosted recently by footballer Arzan Todywalla who hopes to take off on a Fusion Tour to the UK in September.
The event Let’s Rock at the Bucklands and Eastern Beaches Memorial Hall
had more than 150 people turn up for the evening packed with entertainment.
Most of Arzan’s family and friends, who have been watching him train intensively over the last six years including play for the Birmingham City Club, were there to cheer and encourage the player.
To raise funds for Todywalla’s international tours, the World Zarathushtrian Organisation (WZO) and Zarathustrian Association of New Zealand ( ZANZ) are assisting the family.
The Saint Kentigern student is part of the developing football and Futsal junior teams in New Zealand.
In 2017, Todywalla made the Futsal Whites representing the New Zealand team in the FIFA Qualifiers, with the NZ team winning the silver medal.
In 2018 he was part of the New Zealand team which won the championship in Australia. This qualified the team to participate in the World Futsal Cup 2018 in Spain in December 2018.
Viraf Todywalla, Arzan’s dad, says his son has been selected for elite soccer training and has the opportunity to play with the top clubs of UK in September through the Football Fusion Academy.
“Paul Seaman, the CEO and head coach of Football Fusion Academy, is looking forward to Arzan’s visit to the UK. He is highly impressed by Todywalla’s Futsal achievements and football skills,” he says.
Known for being professional with a high work rate and discipline, Arzan cannot wait to take off on the football tour.