AFL Queensland is gearing up for another free, family event tomorrow Saturday, July 30.
Part of the Queensland Government’s Inclusive Communities Program, the AFL Queensland World Fiesta is a unique event that celebrates cultural diversity through Australian Football, food and family entertainment.
A full program of community matches at Griffith Moorooka AFC takes on a fiesta vibe with live performances from artists including the UQ Japanese Taiko Drumming team, the Vietnamese Lion Dancers and the Southbank All-stars who perform Asian pop songs and traditional favourites from China, Japan, Burma, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Tastebuds will be tantalised with exotic foods from around the world; satays, pides, curries, French crepes and more; as well as favourite footy fare.
Kids’ activities include face-painting, Lions and SUNS’ club mascots Roy the Lion and Sunny Ray, lantern making demonstrations and the famous AFL Inflatable Kids’ playground.
“The AFL Queensland World Fiesta is about bringing people together at a community level to celebrate diversity,” said AFL Queensland State Development Manager Mark Ensor
“The aim of the day is to provide an environment which welcomes people from all backgrounds and provides an opportunity to not only enjoy our game, but to experience food and music a from a variety of cultures.”
Footy kicks off at 8am with fiesta activities and stalls from 10am.
AFL Queensland World Fiesta
Saturday July 30
Venue: Griffith Moorooka AFC, Alexander Park 334 Beaudesert Rd, Moorooka
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8:00am – 9:00am Under 6: Griffith Moorooka Red vs. Morningside White
Under 8: Griffith Moorooka vs. Coorparoo Navy
9:00am – 10:00am Under 6: Griffith Moorooka White vs. Mt Gravatt
Under 10: Griffith Moorooka v Collingwood Park
10:15am – 10:40am AFL 9s demonstration
11:00am – 12:50pm QAFA A Reserves: Griffith Moorooka vs. Kedron Lions
2:00pm – 4:30pm QAFA A Seniors: Griffith Moorooka vs. Kedron Lions
10:00am – 3:00pm (approx.) World food stalls (canteen will operate all day)
10:00am – 11:00am Meet Brisbane Lions star Allen Christensen
10:00am – 2:00pm Live performers
09:30am – 2:00pm Face painting, balloon twisting
09:30am – 2:00pm Roy and Sunny Ray Club mascots
09:30am – 2:00pm AFL Playground