The football community is rallying to help football writer Jonno Ross who has been forced out of his wheelchair-friendly home by Auckland’s floods.
Ross is temporarily living in a hotel while he and his whanau work to repair the living and bedroom area of his ground floor Mt Eden home, ruined by flood water.
His football friends have started a Givealittle page to raise money to help Ross return home, and to replace vital equipment lost to flood damage.
Ross is a well-known personality in the Auckland football scene, working as a writer for the NZ Football Foundation and as team manager for Mt Albert Ponsonby’s men’s first team.
As a volunteer, he has also been a key member of the Friends of Football website team, covering Northern League and Lotto NRFL competitions.
Ross was a promising goalkeeper until a motor accident left him wheelchair-bound 12 years ago.
His Givealittle page supporters say:
“For Jonno to keep doing what he loves and for him to manage his daily care, he requires a lot of assistance and the modifications around his home are catered for his needs.
“The family needs support, and so we are reaching out for some financial assistance that Jonno and his family are too humble to ask for.
“Any little amount will go a long way to getting Jonno back to the relative comfort of his home, where he can live more independently and continue his amazing progress.”
How to help
Click here to visit the Givealittle page where you can make a donation >>>>
Jonno Ross shared the story of his football journey with Sky Sport viewers last year.
Click on image to watch the The Kiwi Football Fix story, broadcast on Sky Sport, on September 28, 2022: