More support for Peace Team
Friday, June 06 2008 @ 12:50 pm ACST
Contributed by: Ash Nugent
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.”