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Third Australian Somali National Football Championships

 
The cream of Australian African football talent will be on display at the 3rd annual Australian Somali Football Championships to be held at Flemington, Heidelberg, Darebin and Kensington from 22-29 December 2012.

 This year’s event sees the Australian Somali Football Championships grow from 12 to17 teams featuring five (5) interstate teams, eleven (11) teams from across Melbourne and an international team from New Zealand.

 The teams comprise players from the refugee Horn of African Australian communities including Somalia, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya.

 Australian Somali Football Association (ASFA) president Ahmed Dini is thrilled with the growth of the event and said “We again thank our partners who have supported the events growth to 17 teams. The Horn of African communities are counting the days to this event and wondering who will be the heroes for this year.”

 “We welcome Banyule City Council to our team of partners and we are thrilled to have a day of the tournament close to the Heidelberg West Horn of African community”.

 Salv Carmusciano, Head of Game Development at Football Federation Victoria said “Through our United Through Football Program, we are delighted to support this wonderful community engagement initiative. This tournament is particularly successful in embracing and strengthening families around the game of football.”

 The Championship Opening Ceremony will take place at Debney’s Park Flemington at 4pm on Friday 21 December with the tournament kicking off at 10am on Friday 22 December at the same venue.

 Event schedule:

2011 Date Time Event Venue
Fri  Dec 21  4-5 pm
  • Opening Ceremony

 

Debney’s Park, 25 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington
Sat Dec 22 10-am -6 pm
  • Day 1 – Men’s Qualifiers
Debney’s Park, 25 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington
Sun Dec 23 10-am -6 pm
  • Day 2 – Men’s Qualifiers
  • Under 17’s Qualifiers
Olympic Park, Catalina Street, Heidelberg West
Mon Dec 24 12pm-4pm
  • Day 3 Men’s Qualifiers

 

Darebin International Sports Centre, 281 Darebin Rd,  Thornbury
Tues Dec 25  
  • Players Day off – No Games
 
Wed Dec 26 10am-6pm
  • Day 4 – Men’s Quarter Finals

 

JJ Holland Park, 67-121 Kensington Rd, Kensington
Thurs Dec 27 10-6 pm
  • Day 5 Men’s Semi Finals
  • U 17’s Semi Finals

 

JJ Holland Park, 67-121 Kensington Rd, Kensington
Fri Dec 28  
  • Players Day Off
  • Coaches/Managers Leadership Conference
 
Sat Dec 29 12-6 pm
  • Day 6 – Men’s Finals
  • Under 17’s Final
  • Masters Game
  • Bronze Medal Men’s
  • Closing Ceremony (6pm)
JJ Holland Park, 67-121 Kensington Rd, Kensington

Open Men’s Teams:

Pool A: North Melbourne/Flemington, Reservoir, Brisbane, Adelaide

Pool B: Heidelberg, Perth, Ascot Vale, Western Sydney

Pool C: Carlton, Werribee, Northcote, Maribyrnong, Broadmeadows

Pool D: Sydney Stars, New Zealand, Collingwood, Dandenong

 Under 17 Teams: North Melbourne/Flemington, Heidelberg, Kensington, Collingwood, Carlton, Ascot Vale

 Supporters:  The Australian Somali Football Championships are supported by Bendigo Bank Flemington Branch, Range Resources, Moonee Valley City Council, City of Melbourne, Banyule City Council, Football Federation Victoria’s United Through Football Program, Australian Federal Police, Utility Creative, Rotary Club of Flemington, Jennifer Kanis MP, Anthony Carbines MP, Adam Bandt MP, City West Water, Victoria Police, United Voice, Citylink, YMCA, Flemington Community Centre, The Moloney Group, Pioneer Pizza, Billan Family Day Care, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Heart, Sports Without Borders, Red Elephant Projects, Flemington Neighbourhood Renewal.

 

 

 

Website: www.aussiesomalifootball.com

2011 Event Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6-YrAbTtcA

2010 Event Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG1XhPNT9Ts

 

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