Ethnic Council AFL football trip

By Laura Briggs

Saturday marked a first time AFL experience for many.

Some 55 people piled into a coach ahead of the Essendon versus Sydney game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Ethnic Council hosted the event with the help of the Essendon Football Club’s GLoBALL Program, with a number of different communities represented, including some people who had not been to the football before.

The Ethnic Council’s Sam Atukorala said the anticipation had been building for some time.

‘‘We’ve got a number of community members actually going to the footy for the first time, so they’re pretty excited.’’

Mr Atukorala said as football was a way of Australian life, he looked forward to introducing the immigrants to the popular sport.