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AAA CALD YOUTH SOCCER TOURNAMENT 2013
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The Australian Asian Association of WA Inc. which was supported by Football West, organised a Soccer Tournament which commenced on Saturday 14th September at Birdwood Square, Perth as a part of The Association’s Sports Activities.

The chief guest Hon. Chris Hatton MLA, Member for Balcatta representing Hon. Mike Nahan MLA, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, conducted the Opening Ceremony by kicking a soccer at 9am for the first two selected teams Brazil Vs India. He thanked the Association for organising the event for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Youth.

Other participating guests were Niel Thomson, Chief Executive Director of Department of Sports and Recreation, Liam Twigger, the Chairman and Rob Mackay, Director from Football West, Mandarapu Subbarayudu , Consul General for India, Fred Brown, Honorary Consul for Nepal, Graham Drappert Honorary Consul for Bangladesh, Bishnu Devkota, NAWA President and Community representatives.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Congo, Eritrea, India, Nepal and Oromo expressed an interest in participation. Four games were played in the first round on 14th September and the Semi-final and the final games were played at Forest Park, Mt. Lawley on Saturday 21st September. The Pavilion was full with the Soccer fans, community representatives including guests from different social and government Organizations. The communities were cheering their own teams in a competitive spirit. The Tournament was successfully concluded with Congo as the winner and Nepal as Runner up. The award for the best player was presented to Boas Mtwali from Congo.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Chief Guest Hon.Chris Hatton for his presence. Similarly, I extend our appreciation to the diplomatic representatives, members, ethnic communities and government officials. I thank Football West for providing financial support for the event. In particular, we thank all the teams, umpires, volunteers and the Soccer fans for their contribution to the success of the 2nd AAA CALD Youth Soccer Tournament.

Mr. Yam K.C.
Youth Coordinator

Australian Asian Association, 275 Stirling Street Perth 6000
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