LONDON, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Brighton and Hove Albion's Australian international goalkeeper Matt Ryan could be in for an expensive weekend after promise to make an important contribution to the WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization Fund.
Ryan is the latest in a list of sports stars who have donated money to help save wildlife from the effects of the bush fires which are currently ravaging Australia claiming 27 lives and killing an estimated 500 million animals.
Last week saw him pledge 1,000 Australian dollars (690 US dollars) scored in Australia's A-League and W-League and it cost him 27,000 dollars and he has repeated that with a different pledge for the Premier League this weekend.
"In the light of the devastation caused by the bushfires back home, I'm donating 500 Australian dollars for every registered save by all Premier League goalkeepers across every Premier League fixture for this weekend."
"I've chosen to donate to the WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization emergency fund. Thank you to all for your support thus far and as a nation we really do appreciate your gratitude and generosity," wrote Ryan on his social media sites.
"There continue to be homes lost, lives of both people and animals ... along with whole communities, businesses and more. I hope we can continue in the same manner and continue to encourage and influence people into raising money for those affected," he continued.
Brighton face Everton in this weekend's Premier League fixtures.