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Bundaberg Multicultural World Cup a success

Bundaberg Multicultural World Cup
The inaugural Bundaberg Multicultural World Cup was held on 29 June in collaboration with the Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre, headspace Bundaberg, Bundaberg Regional Council and a working group of local cultural leaders.

Local community organisations and a group of cultural leaders, with the support of sporting groups and Bundaberg Region Council, have successfully held its first Bundaberg Multicultural World Cup.

The inaugural Bundaberg Multicultural World Cup was held on 29 June in collaboration the Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre, headspace Bundaberg, Bundaberg Regional Council and a working group of local cultural leaders.

Six teams from a number of cultural groups competed in a social indoor soccer competition.

Asian FC representing the local Indonesian and Malaysian communities, Bundy Blasters representing the Indian community, Pacific Island Soccer Squad, as well as Nepalese Football Team A and B.

The semi-finals had Asian FC and Bundy Blasters battle it out for a 6 – 2 finish, and the second semi-final started with both the Nepalese teams up against one another in a close match, ending 5 – 4 in favour of Nepalese Football Team A.

Leaving the Nepalese Football Team B and Bundy Blasters to play in the third-place play-off.

After a long day already, the two teams played well considering and the score ended Bundy Blasters 11 – 5 from the Nepalese Football Team B.

A commendable third place was taken by the Bundy Blasters.

Bundaberg Multicultural World Cup
Bundaberg Multicultural World Cup grand finalist.

After a much-deserved rest, the grand final saw Asian FC and Nepalese fight to the last minute, however, Asian FC were too strong a team and finished the game off 5 – 0.

Giving Asian FC the inaugural Bundaberg Multicultural World Cup and Nepalese Football Team A the honours of runner-up.

The day would not have been possible without the support of Bargara FC for providing equipment and referees, Bundaberg Futsal Junior Leagues providing the special futsal balls and Happy Family Asian Market for a generous donation.

Council partnered with the Bundaberg Neighbourhood Centre to lead the working group of cultural leaders to plan the event, and also provided support through venue hire.

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