Golden Square FNC will be hosting the Indian National AFL team for their lead up preparation for the International AFL Cup being held in Melbourne. The 2017 AFL International Cup (IC17) will be held in Melbourne from 5 - 19 August. It will be the sixth International Cup series held and will inlcude both men's and women's football competitions.
Golden Square will also be the venue for the official clash between India and Pakistan on Friday 11th August, under lights at Wade St, commencing at 7.30pm. Entry to the game will be free. It will be a great opportunity for the club and the Bendigo community to connect with the local Indian and Pakistani communites and enjoy an entertaining game of football. Golden Square has been particularly active in their relationship with AFL India which has come about with the Golden Square FNC organised trips for Bendigo sports people to Kolkata to help run their National Championships every January.
Golden Square will host a number of events for the Indian team over the week period which will include a practice game on Tuesday evening 1st August at Wade St with some of the younger Golden Square players getting an opportunity to participate. This will be a great lead up for the Indian team for their big clash against Pakistan.
The 17 players who come from India will be billeted by the Golden Square FNC community for their week long stay in Bendigo.