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More support for Peace Team

International Cup 2008

For many countries competing at this year's International Cup, securing sponsorship has proved a challenge. Not so for the Peres Peace Team, a multi-ethnic and multi-religious team from Israel and Palestine. Several AFL figures have already pledged their support. Brownlow medalist Robert DiPierdomenico will coach the team and now Ron Barassi has committed to assisting DiPierdomenico on game days.

As reported previously the Pratt Foundation and Carlton Football Club will sponsor the team. Other major sponsors include AFL South Africa supporter Costa Group as well as Hyundai, NAB, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Diadora, James Richardson Group, Victorian Multicultural Commission, University of Sydney and Deloitte.

In an article on The Australian Jewish News website, DiPierdomenico expressed his desire to take the Peace Team to an AFL match and introduce them to some big football names and most importantly getting the message across that "we can all live in one world.”

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More support for Peace Team
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, June 07 2008 @ 07:29 pm ACST

While it is great that footy is being spread to yet another country, I find it a bit galling that so much money is being thrown at this team from a country that has very little to show in terms of longer term development.

I recently visited Israel and anything to promote peace is vitally required, but I don't see why so many corporate sponsors, plus two Victorian state agencies are required. Richard Pratt is a wealthy man, and could surely come up with the 100 grand required.

Why can't Diadora, Deloitee or NAB be encouraged to sponsor the competition or international footy as a whole? And make it easier for established leagues to send teams, therefore encouraging longer term participation?

More support for Peace Team
Authored by: Brett Northey on Saturday, June 07 2008 @ 09:35 pm ACST

Would certainly be nice to see some of the other countries getting more support. A naming rights sponsor to take on the Cup would've been good.

Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN

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Authored by: Aaron Richard on Sunday, June 08 2008 @ 10:57 am ACST

I don't think they're having money thrown at them per se, more that the people
in charge of the Peres Centre and the peace team are well-connected and know
what they're doing.

You can't really have a go at them for being good at attracting sponsors.