Iraqi Renaissance has won the Third Multicultural Peace Cup in indoor soccer tournament held on 6 November 2016 at Ultimate Indoor Sports Centre, Silverwater.
There were 12 soccer teams that participated in the tournament this year compared to eight teams last year and four teams year before that shows the increasing interest in participation by various community soccer teams.
In a spirit of friendly competition, the teams competed in knock-out rounds, with the ultimate victors being the Iraqi Renaissance while Auburn United were runners up.
The competing team members were a composition of various migrant groups from Nepal, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Sudan representing multicultural Australia.
Ali Rezai from Auburn United received the best player trophy while Nicky from the Burmese team received the sportsmanship trophy.
Rodrigo Leon received award certificate for being the referee for the entire tournament, presented by Jebin Dhoj Shahi, CEO, Sydney Friendship Group.
Soon Teck Lim, Director of Universal Peace Foundation and Ghassan Alassadi presented the trophies to winner and runner up teams.
The tournament was organised by Catrine Von Dinklage, UPF Events Coordinator and her team of volunteers from Oceania Leadership Team.