Third interstate soccer preparation in full swing
The Third Bhutanese Interstate Soccer tournament is being scheduled to be held in Sydney this July. The event is being hosted by Association of Bhutanese in Australia (Sydney). According to organisers, the soccer tournament will be part of the bigger event Australian Bhutanese Youth Festival 2014.
Suman Chhetri told Bhutan News Network (BNN) that the event is planned for 3-6 July at Western Sydney.
“Based on our initial consultation so far, there will be soccer teams for men and women from Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Launceston, Albury, Brisbane, Cairns & Sydney,” Chhetri said.
He further said, “Given over majority of Bhutanese youth come together, we have decided to broaden the scope and hold a youth festival involving other youth from different communities in Sydney.”
Keeping with the original theme, it will be a 4-day Bhutanese youth gathering from across Australia focused on soccer. To add flavour to the event, the organisers have planned to invite youths from other communities to take part in several other activities such as multicultural shows, athletics, table tennis, volleyball during the soccer event.
The event is aimed at promoting a sense of camaraderie amongst Australian Bhutanese youths and with the youth from wider Australian community, promoting inter-cultural exchange and learning, fostering and promoting the Multicultural Australia which recognises and values diverse cultures and religions, instil a sense of healthy competition amongst our youth so that they are encouraged in future to take part in games/sports at more competitive levels and engaging youths in productive activities.