A WARRNAMBOOL sporting club has become an Australian family for Korean national Suwan Kim.
After breaking his leg in two places while playing for the Warrnambool Wolves Soccer Club, Kim faces two months away from his occupation as a mechanic.
But the Wolves went into overdrive to ensure Kim had plenty of support, both moral and financial.
Club members were regular visitors during Kim’s stay in hospital while the club’s committee organised items to be sold at a silent auction.
Such was the quality of goods sourced, the silent auction raised $4000 for Kim.
It was an effort that has left Kim overwhelmed.
“I didn’t expect the club to support me like this,” Kim said.
“When I hurt my leg, I was here alone and the club made sure I had someone with me and that I was safe.
“I think them very much.”
Warrnambool Wolves committee member Brett Gasper thanked the community for its support.
“We put the feelers out to businesses for donations and we were thrilled with the response,” he said.
“Suwan is a terrific person, he is seeking permanent residency and from my point of view, he ticks all the boxes. He is a wonderful member of our club.”