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Captain Kirk's enterprising journey begins

International Cup 2011

Former Sydney Swans' captain Brett Kirk and his family are about to embark on his round the world odyssey promoting the 2011 International Cup. The International Cup Ambassador begins his six-month world tour today, Friday, January 28.

He will travel to more than 15 nations that will participate in the 2011 International Cup in August. His first stop is Sri Lanka. He will then continue to India, South Africa, Europe and North America.

“I look forward to working with and visiting nations which have embraced our game and are preparing for the International Cup,” Brett said.

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Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, February 01 2011 @ 02:09 pm ACDT

Brett Kirk has arrived in Sri Lanka, hoping to introduce Australian football there.  From his website:

Why Sri Lanka ?

You may be wondering if I am on an odyssey of AFL proportions what in the name of Sydney Swans am I doing in Sri Lanka… and that would be fair enough. Sri Lanka is the only country we are visiting that does not have an established competition.
Why Not?!
Fact: Sri Lanka has the same population as Australia however they all live on an island the size of Tasmania.
Fact: For the past 27 years they have been sadly gripped and torn by a civil war. War does not discriminate, children have been exposed to many horrible things changing their life’s path forever.
Fact: Sri Lanka is a beautiful country that is healing and rebuilding. The people talk of the hope that their country will be referred to as ‘the pearl drop in the ocean’ once again.
I recently travelled here with a Global Reconciliation group and some other AFL players Adam Goodes, Richard Tambling and Brad Sewell. A varied bunch of people passionate about helping with reconciliation and making change for a better future. The trip proved how sport plays a huge part in the lives and the hopes of the Sri Lankan people – especially cricket and Rugby. Sport is a great and powerful vessel to steer reconciliation efforts. Sport brings people together, it is a wonderful leveller. I hope to introduce Sri Lanka to the world of AFL.
That is why I am here.
Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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Captain Kirk\'s enterprising journey begins
Authored by: Stephen Connor on Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 02:28 am ACDT

Will Brett be in or near Scotland on April the 9th?

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Captain Kirk\\\'s enterprising journey begins
Authored by: Brett Northey on Wednesday, February 02 2011 @ 10:23 am ACDT

I'm not sure if there is an exact itinerary at this stage.

He has been fairly accessible on Facebook so you could try contacting him that way, posting on his page.  If that doesn't work out let us know and we can give you direct contact details.

Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN
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