As the Socceroos compete against Asia’s top football teams for the 2015 Asian Cup, defender Jason Davidson has come onboard as a One Goal Ambassador – adding his voice to the campaign that leverages football as the catalyst to improve the nutrition of children in Asia and Australia.

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“Becoming a One Goal Ambassador is a real opportunity to help those who are less fortunate through football – it’s a privilege to use the game in a positive way to help kids get the best start to life,” said Mr Davidson.

“It’s fantastic that through this campaign I can promote an initiative that is both personal and important to me.

“Football has given me many opportunities, including the chance to travel extensively while living and playing in countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, China and Thailand, to name a few.

“I understand from first-hand experience the importance of helping children and their families in these communities eat, play and live right.”

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Photo credit: Newscorp Australia

Here’s what One Goal Austalia Program Manager Ben Wallis had to say: “We are delighted to have Jason Davidson come on board as a One Goal Ambassador to educate fans on the issues affecting the next generation of football champions in our region.

“We believe that football can change the world, and One Goal is a fantastic opportunity to unite the whole football family – fans, clubs and countries alike – to create a lasting legacy starting with the 2015 Asian Cup,” says Mr Wallis.

As the eyes of the continent are on Australia during the tournament, World Vision, the AFC and One Goal’s other partners have come together for the first time to kick-start the One Goal campaign  in Australia – uniting 1.4 billion football fans across Asia to raise money, create awareness and drive change to increase the number of children who survive and thrive in a healthy life.

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