Adelaide Dragons Red won the first Australian Interstate Bhutanese Soccer Tournament beating Melbourne’s Thunder Dragon Club by 1-0.
The three-day tournament was organized by the Bhutanese Australian Association of Queensland held from July 1 where eight Bhutanese teams from all over Australia participated. According to the event coordinator Puskar Poudel “The idea is to bring together our cultural heritage and inspire in each other a real sense of belonging here in our new homeland.”
The wining team Manager Kamal Timsina said “it was all team effort and support from community in Adelaide. Would like to thank all our sponsors and individuals who supported us to achieve this.”
The Adelaide team had entered the final after winning Cairns by 4-3. Suraj Rai for Adelaide Dragon Red had scored a goal that secured the team’s victory. Adelaide Dragon Blue, another team from Adelaide lost to Cairns on the first day.
Adelaide Dragons were supported by ARA Jobs, MYSA, Multicultural SA and various local councils.