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The Peace Team

Following the highly successful inaugural Peace Team in 2008, we are now working on the 2011 AFL Peace Team for this year’s AFL International Cup.

By way of brief background the 2008 Peace Team consisted of 13 Israeli and 13 Palestinians that competed as a united Peace Team, making Australian sporting history. The AFL International Cup is an AFL high-profile major event that takes place every three years, and in 2011 will feature prominently during the Final’s season.  The event will be staged in Melbourne and Western Sydney over a two-week period from 12 – 27 August. It is expected that 24 countries will compete, including a number of countries for the first time.

The Peres Centre is organizing this project, together with its Palestinian counterpart, the Al Qads Association for Democracy and Dialogue, based in the Palestinian Territories.  It is the most high profile Middle East peace activity in Australia with strong resonance for Australian multicultural activity and diversity initiatives.

Upcoming Events

Peace Team is part if Division 2 which comprises 6 sides. We have been drawn for the following three matches:

CHINA - Sat Aug 20 at 6.00 pm
Venue TBC

FRANCE - Wed Aug 24 at 11.00am
Venue TBC

Follow our Journey

Australian Delegation to travel to Israel 15 June 2011

We are excited to announce that AFL Legend Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico will lead an Australian delegation to Israel Wednesday 15 June 2011 to step up preparations for the Peace Team's return to Australia for this year's AFL International Cup 12-27 August 2011.

The delegation will spend time in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Beersheba, soaking up the culture of Israel in addition to attending a Peace Team training camp and making a visit to the Peres Centre.

You can follow our journey via the official Peace Team blog 'We're Integrated' or connect with us via Facebook and Twitter.