The Multicultural Peace Cup 2015
8th November 2015
The second Multicultural Peace Cup (MPC) was held on 8th November 2015 at
the Ultimate Indoor Sports Center in Sydney Australia. The purpose of the event
was to encourage harmony and understanding between different ethnic and
religious groups in the community and to promote good character,
sportsmanship and leadership amongst youth through the vehicle of sports
The first MPC was held one year earlier and involved four teams. This second
MPC was definitely bigger and better, drawing eight teams from diverse
backgrounds into what proved to be a highly competitive yet very friendly and
enjoyable afternoon of sports and fun for all.
The event was sponsored by UPF however three organizations, Iraqi
Renaissance, Sydney Friendship Group as well as UPF, came together to organize
it. It was a knockout completion with the winning team retaining the impressive
Multicultural Peace Cup. Trophies for “best player” and best “sportsman” were
also awarded. Councilor George Campbell from the Auburn City Council came
along to give congratulatory remarks and to help present the awards.
Based on the success of this year’s tournament, we all determined to confirm it
as an annual event and to expand it and make it even more successful next year.