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IC17 launch to be held at Government House

International Cup 2017

The 2017 International Cup launch is set to be held at Government House in Melbourne on Saturday August 5th.  Presumably to be hosted by the Victorian Governor Linda Dessau(and former AFL Commissioner pictured left with Sam Mostyn and Mike Fitzpatrick), the competing men's and women's teams will be welcomed to Melbourne and the tournament deemed to be officially underway.

The AFL also noted this evening that "The much anticipated fixture will be released in the next few days."

 

We are speculating that following the welcome, teams will walk to the MCG and take part in a parade of nations prior to the Essendon vs Carlton match.  In 2014 the International Cup teams paraded prior to the Hawthorn vs Melbourne  match at the MCG.

The launch follows on from the successful 2014 launch at Federation Square and 2011 at Sydney's Luna Park.

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IC17 launch to be held at Government House
Authored by: Seth McElvaney on Saturday, July 15 2017 @ 10:01 PM ACST

Do we have any reason as to why there has been such a delay in releasing the fixture? I know that in past years some countries have backed out late. This does not seem to bode well for this edition. I hope I'm wrong.

IC17 launch to be held at Government House
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Monday, July 17 2017 @ 10:09 AM ACST

In short, the AFL are giving a few nations every chance to make it to be part of the tournament.

IC17 launch to be held at Government House
Authored by: Seth McElvaney on Monday, July 17 2017 @ 11:44 AM ACST

I hope they make it and I hope they find the experience worthwhile. Glad to hear that it is due to the AFL trying to do the right thing, and not due to a lack of caring. Looking forward to the tournament. Wish I could make it!

IC17 launch to be held at Government House
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Tuesday, July 18 2017 @ 08:16 AM ACST

It is a unique footy experience Seth hope you can make it some time. Are you going to US Nationals this year? I am heading across for it, first time since 2000.