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Pratt and Carlton to assist Peres Peace Team

International Cup 2008

The Peres Peace Team, a concept that will see Israeli and Palestinian Muslims, Christians and Jews take the field together and play Australian football at this years International Cup, has received another boost.

Carlton Football Club President, Richard Pratt has announced that the Pratt Foundation, established in 1978 by Richard and his wife Jeanne "to enrich the lives of our community", will support the team, alongside the Carlton Football Club for the duration of their stay in Melbourne. The Pratt Foundation is already a significant donor to the Peres Center For Peace.

Pratt alongside Australia’s Governor-General Michael Jeffery and his wife Marlena were recent guests at an Israeli State Dinner. They not only used the dinner to make the announcement, but also presented Israel’s President and Peres Peace Centre founder Shimon Peres with a Carlton Football Club jumper with the words “Peres Peace Team” printed below the CFC insignia.

Read on at the Carlton Football Club website.

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Pratt and Carlton to assist Peres Peace Team
Authored by: Ash Nugent on Monday, May 26 2008 @ 12:38 pm ACST

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Pratt and Carlton to assist Peres Peace Team
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Monday, May 26 2008 @ 05:49 pm ACST

This might be an interesting piece of trivia, Pratt himself was a bit of an early
trailblazer for Jewish footballers in Australia.

He is from a Polish Jewish background, born in Poland as Ryszard Przecicki.
His family moved to Australia when he was four years old, just before the
Second World War, and anglicised the name.

Even though he didn't go on to play VFL senior footy, he played under 19s
footy for Carlton in the 50s, winning the Morrish Medal for league best and
fairest in 1953.