London footy clubs in Down Under Olympics spot

Friday, July 20 2012 @ 08:11 am ACST

Contributed by: Aaron Richard

Members of AFL London clubs the Wandworth Demons and London Swans will feature in an ad for Australian telecommunications company Telstra, to air on Australian TV during the London Olympics.

The ad features the song "Down Under" by Men At Work, which is being re-released as a solo project by the song's co-writer member Colin Hay. Besides the Demons and Swans, the new recording features expat Aussies singing on a boat on the Thames and in a London pub.

"Down Under is ultimately a song about celebration, and in the case of the 2012 Olympics, a mass calling of sorts to inspire our Olympians so they know they are not alone," Hay said.

"For my part, to travel around Australia and to London singing ‘Down Under’ and leading the chorus was a great honour. Hopefully our athletes will feel connected by the voices of many."

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