A former Socceroo and high-profile refugee advocate will be the star attraction at the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup clash at Ian McLennan Park in Wollongong tonight.

The third round clash will see Albion Park City FC step up a couple of divisions when it takes on Illawarra Premier League’s Coniston. Albion Park, however, will boast former Australian champion player  and popular SBS commentator Craig Foster in the line-up. Foster has been recruited to help raise money to support local refugee charities.

Local charity Strategic Community Assistance for Refugee families (SCARF) relies heavily on community funding.

SCARF said the funds raised will help relocate and settle refugees in the local community.

Foster said he aims to stay on the field for the entire 90 minutes because his sponsors will donate more to Mums 4 Refugees for every minute he plays.