Evening Forum: Soccer Culture in Australia and Around the World

AHK Event Report

On Wednesday 2 May, the German-Australian Chamber and Australia Brazil Chamber hosted the Evening Forum: Soccer in Australia and Around the World at the City Tattersalls Club. Altogether, 70 guests attended the event, which reflected the Australia's continuously growing soccer fanbase.

Our special guests for the evening were Eric Abrams, National Technical Director at Football Federation Australia (FFA) and former National Team Head Coach Belgium and Kyle Patterson, former Football Presenter at SBS TV and former Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications at Football Federation Australia (FFA). Along with moderators Sabrina Ehrle and Luis Fernando Arruda de Carvalho, they evaluated soccer in Australia and its prospects for the future. A quite positive outlook was given by our speakers, especially for the women’s league and the current youth generation.

All in all, the topic received great feedback from our members and friends and even after the discussion was over, opinions were exchanged and some die-hard soccer fans talked shop with our speakers. Our business card raffle was won by Philipp Giese from Jungheinrich, who received a $100 voucher for the City Tattersalls Club restaurant, kindly donated by the very same.

A particular highlight was a game that usually is played in the German Sportschau called Torwandschießen (translates to ‘goal wall shooting’). Our participants were asked to shoot a soccer ball into the goal wall  to accumulate as many points as possible. The lucky winner also received a $100 voucher for the City Tattersalls Club. Congratulations Flávia Ribeiro De Souza from the AABC!

We would like to thank our Hosting Partner the City Tattersalls Club as well as our speakers Kyle Patterson and Eric Abrams (who unfortunately is still without his speaker gift, which went missing during the event). If you happen to know its whereabouts, please contact the AHK events team.

We hope to see you all again at one of our upcoming events! Click here to view photos of the event on our Flickr page.