WITH Australia competing in the FIFA World Cup later this year, it is appropriate that one particular Harmony Cup player, Ryde City Clr Trenton Brown, is wearing the Australian flag to the knockout competition at Eastwood Oval, this Saturday (March 24).
The Asian Australian Association of Bennelong (AAAB) is hosting the Harmony Cup which has brought Chinese and Korean speaking teams together in the spirit of friendship with local police, business and political teams.
“The AAAB Harmony Cup Football tournament is a wonderful initiative that brings our diverse community together and lets all Aussies participate in what we love to do, which is play sport and compete in a friendly atmosphere on the sporting field,” Clr Brown said.
Rugby star Clr Brown said he is delighted to be invited to join the AAAB Celebrity team to demonstrate his football skills.
“I might be a little embarrassed but I will certainly have a lot of fun,” he said.
“It is the ideal warm up for the World Cup in Russia and our support for Australia and for teams representing our diverse cultural backgrounds.”
MEANWHILE the AAAB Harmony Cup fixtures draw was conducted last Saturday in Ryde Clr Simon Zhou’s Eastwood office and attended by Jason Xu (ANZ Bank); Dr Felix Lo (Public Notary); Ste Lin (Neighbourhood Watch Eastwood); Joe Yu (Eastwood Chinese Seniors Club), Merling Zhou (representing Cr Simon Zhou, Stephen Lee – from the Australian Chinese Soccer Association – and Hugh Lee of AAAB).
Teams in Group A competing are: Medibank Private, Korean Church FC, Club Eastwood and ANZ Bank.
Group B teams are: United Community Cultural Centre @Ryde; Commonwealth Bank; Australian Chinese Soccer Association and Ryde Police LAC.
A friendly match in which AAAB Celebrity will take on AAAB United, is also on the schedule.