Why the Sydney Swans will host a China-themed AFL match this month against West Coast Eagles

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2023-06-09 05:16:10  • 4 mins

The Sydney Swans have announced plans to host a groundbreaking China-themed match at the SCG later this month.

The round 15 match against the West Coast Eagles aims to celebrate Chinese traditions and foster inclusivity of AFL among the Chinese-Australian community, with2500 tickets allocated to Universities Australia for distribution.

These tickets are expected to provide an opportunity for international students who may not have previously experienced an AFL match to witness the excitement firsthand.

The move comes after Port Adelaide moved three home games to China prior to Covid before the pandemic put a stop to those matches.

Distinguished guests, including prominent Chinese and Australian government officials as well as influential business figures, are expected to attend.

AFL CEO-elect Andrew Dillon, Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy of Australia Chris Bowen and NSW Premier Chris Minns will be in attendance for a pre-game luncheon, festivities and the match itself.

They will be joined by China's ambassador to Australia, Xiao Qian, consul general in Sydney Zhou Limin and senior Chinese-Australian business and trade figures.

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