AFL International Cup 2017

29 August 2017

  • Sector: Sport
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Jakarta Bintangs AFL Indonesia
Men wearing red and white shirts with AFL logos on them.
Photo: Indonesia Garudas players preparing for the AFL International Cup, October 2016 (Credit: AFL Indonesia).

Project description

The Indonesia Garudas are a team of young Indonesian AFL players from clubs, schools and orphanages across Indonesia. The Garudas have entered the 2017 AFL International Cup, to be played over two weeks in Melbourne, pitting themselves against the best national teams from around the world.

The squad of 28 Indonesian players and coaches will mix with AFL players and officials from Australia and around the world, as well as attending coaching and umpiring training courses during their time in Melbourne.

Some of the players now teach and promote AFL through weekly clinics at over 20 local schools and orphanages throughout Jakarta and Balikpapan, and their participation at the AFL International Cup aims to strengthen their understanding of the game, and further expose them to the culture and benefits of team sports.

Key dates

IC17 Tournament Launch, Government House, Melbourne, 05/08/2017 to 05/08/2017

IC17 AFL matches, various locations around Melbourne, 06/08/2017 to 19/08/2017

AFL Development & Talent Forum, AFL House, Melbourne, 10/08/2017 to 10/08/2017

AFL Level 1 Coaching Course, Ikon Park, Melbourne, 17/08/2017 to 17/08/2017

AFL Umpiring Course, Ikon Park, Melbourne, 17/08/2017 to 17/08/2017

Official IC17 Gala Dinner, Crown Complex, Melbourne, 18/08/2017 to 18/08/2017

Last Updated: 1 August 2018