Music and footy collide in ‘Life Is Just A Game’ to raise awareness for Motor Neurons Disease

Music and footy collide in ‘Life Is Just A Game’ to raise awareness for Motor Neurons Disease


Inspired by Neale Danihers endless work with FightMND, Melbourne musician Aaron Schembri has collaborated with former footballer Russell Robertson to raise awareness.

Melbourne musician Aaron Schembri, who has been touring with Ross Wilson and The Wiggles, has recently collaborated with Melbourne FC legend turned musician Russell Robertson to help raise awareness for ‘FightMND’. Written by Schembri, ‘Life Is Just A Game’ is set to be released on June 13, with a launch at Federation Square. Coinciding with the AFL Big Freeze Round on the Queen’s Birthday, it will be launched for the Daniher’s Walk, right before the Melbourne v Collingwood game.

What you need to know

  • ‘Life Is Just A Game’ is the new single from Aaron Schembri and former footballer Russell Robertson
  • Completely not-for-profit, the single aims to raise awareness for FightMND and Motor Neurones Disease
  • They’re launching the single live at Federation Square on June 13

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“I’ve had this song in the can for a few years not knowing what to do with it and I finally found a reason to release it. I called upon my buddy Russell Robertson and asked he would think about singing on it… It was a no-brainer.” Aaron says.


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“It became a fitting homage to his former Melbourne coach and now close friend Neale Daniher. Over the past few years, we have all seen and admired the endless work that Neale and his team do for Fight MND in raising awareness about Motor Neurones Disease.”

“Music is a truly powerful thing and we are forever grateful to be able to help out and do our part by raising awareness for Fight MND,” he continues. “We want to help raise awareness and funds for MND, leading people to purchase their Big Freeze 8 Beanies.”

Head on down to Federation Square on June 13 to support a good cause!

‘Life Is Just A Game’ will be released on June 13. You can pre-save the single by heading here