Thailand Tigers’ President, Brendan Cunningham gives an update on the 8th Annual Indochina Cup which will include special guest, Andrew Embley – a former West Coast Eagles superstar and 2006 Norm Smith Medallist.
The Indochina Cup, to be held at Horseshoe Point, Pattaya (Thailand), on Saturday, 16 August, is shaping up to be the biggest tournament in its 8-year history.
This year we welcome the Myanmar Fighting Cocks for the first time to compete for the silverware with the Thailand Tigers, Laos Elephants, Cambodian Eagles and reigning champions, Vietnam Swans.
On the home front, the Thaigers have been working hard on the track this year and are poised to take their first Indochina Cup since 2009.
For the match schedule and other details, check out the Tigers’ Facebook page.
Another huge feature of ICC14 will be the inaugural appearance of the Indochina Indigenous All-Stars – a combined team of nationals from each country – to play against a combined Kangaroos team. While the All-Stars haven’t even played a game yet, they are already dreaming of the International Cup 2017 in Melbourne after gaining approval from the AFL to enter a combined side in the tournament.
And why wouldn’t they be confident with the secured services of 2006 Norm Smith Medalist – Andrew Embley as the team coach? Embley was keen to sign on after hearing of how the game was growing in the Indochina region and will be at Horseshoe Point to guide the team on 16 August.
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And it’s even becoming big news in Australia, with journalist, Steve Butler, running the story on Embley and the ICC in today’s West Australian newspaper.
Plus it’s great news for the Auskickers from the Bangkok Tigers and Pattaya Pirates, who will also get the chance to train with the West Eagles Premiership Player, as we run an Auskick session during the lunch break from 12.30.
We hope to see you all at Horse Point, Pattaya on Saturday 16 August to see the Thailand Tigers win the Indochina Cup and the growth of footy in Asia happen right before your eyes.
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For enquiries on the Indochina Cup, please email Brendan on email@example.com