The Bellingham Cup is not only a wonderful tribute to Aaiden, but an invaluable way to spread the word about the importance of medical research in the area of sudden cardiac death in the young
– Adrian Bellingham
Aaiden Bellingham was a much loved young man who , as a result of a sudden cardiac episode , was sadly taken from his family and friends at the age of 24
Fondly known as ‘Skittles’, Aaiden was a well known and much admired member of the University of Canberra Football community, and had been recognised as their ‘Club Person of the Year’ in 2016. Following his passing, the following year, the UC Stars FC renamed the award in Aaiden’s memory.
The club now joins Aaiden’s father, Adrian, and other family and community members as the driving force behind the Bellingham Cup which they launched in 2019 and held again in 2021 . Proceeds and donations from the event are gifted to the Agnes Ginges Centre for Molecular Cardiology at Centenary with nearly $7000 raised to date.