Director, Vinay Sharma was recently appointed a Community Ambassador for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Vinay joins other leaders from Melbourne’s multicultural communities to help make Asia’s premier football tournament a cultural celebration for the 2.5 million people of Asian heritage living in Australia.
“Melbourne is home to people that have come from right across the Asian continent,” said Local Organising Committee CEO Michael Brown.
“We are encouraging these people to come and support the Socceroos in January 2015, but also to support the country of their origin and to use the Asian Cup as an opportunity to celebrate their cultures.
“Football, more than any other sport, crosses geographic and cultural boundaries and I am sure in January 2015 we will see people of all backgrounds sitting side by side here in Melbourne watching the biggest football tournament Australia has ever hosted,” said Local Organising Committee CEO Michael Brown.
AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 will take place from January 9-31 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.
Australia, Japan, North Korea and South Korea have now been joined by qualifiers Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Uzbekistan, with four further spots to be decided next year.
The tournament is being jointly funded by the Australian Government and the NSW, Victorian, Queensland and ACT Governments.
For more information on AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 visit www.afcasiancup.com.