Australia: The Third Multicultural Peace Cup

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BY UPF Australia

UPF Australia, together with the Sydney Friendship Group and Iraqi Renaissance, held the Third Multicultural Peace Cup soccer tournament at Ultimate Indoor Sports in Silverwater, Sydney, on Sunday 6 November. The purpose of the event is to celebrate multicultural backgrounds and promote harmony among them in today’s Australian society. At the same time, we encourage sportsmanship and fair play through this competition.

This time, twelve soccer teams competed, whereas in the first year there were four teams and in the second year, eight teams. In a spirit of friendly competition, the teams competed in knock-out rounds, with the ultimate victors being the Iraqi Renaissance team. and Auburn United was runner up. Other teams competing were from Nepal, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Sudan. Ali Rezai from Auburn United received the Best Player trophy and Nicky from the Burmese team received the Sportsmanship trophy.

Support for the event was provided by the Oceania Leadership Team, FFWPU and UPF volunteers.