13:47, 27/03/2018: On Saturday I participated in the sixth annual Harmony Cup at Eastwood Oval. This soccer tournament is organised each year by the Australian Asian Association of Bennelong to coincide with Harmony Day. It’s a wonderful event that brings our diverse and multicultural community together through sport.
Despite being a warm day, there was some great talent on display. The teams that competed included Medibank Private, Korean Church FC, Club Eastwood, ANZ Bank, United Community Cultural Centre @Ryde, the Commonwealth Bank Team, the Australia Chinese Soccer Association and the Ryde Police LAC—an arresting team! Well done to everybody who participated for the friendly atmosphere and good sportsmanship.
I competed in the friendly match, playing for the AAAB Celebrity team, against the AAAB United. I’m too modest to say who won 2-0. One goal was scored by my colleague in the state government, the Hon. Victor Dominello, the member for Ryde. No doubt he can expect a call from the Socceroos’ coach, Bert van Marwijk, any day now. The Ryde councillors—Trenton Brown, Jordan Lane, Chris Moujalli, Simon Zhou and Bernard Purcell—were also magnificent. Congratulations to Hugh Lee, Justin Li, the AAAB and everyone else who helped on the day. The event was a great success. Your hard work continues to strengthen our community spirit.
A special thanks also to those involved in the fixtures draw: Jason Xu, Felix Lo, Ste Lin, Joe Yu, Merling Zhou and Stephen Lee.