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The Australian Lebanese Football Association Draw 2022

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On Tuesday, 12 July 2022 at the Bankstown RSL and attended by a host of dignitaries, celebrities, and the media, the Australian Lebanese Football Association drew the team matchups for the upcoming tournament on 16 October 2022 at the Crest Sporting Complex in Bass Hill/Georges Hall.

Patrick Skene, Chief Creative Officer of CulturalPulse and the Master of Ceremony welcomed the attendees which included councilors and representatives such as Mayor Khal Asfour, Wendy Linday MP for East Hills, Lynda Voltz MP for Auburn, Senator Mark Buttigeig, and many others; media personnel from a variety of news platforms including Oz Arab Media (official media partner for ALFA), Sawt Sydney Radio, Radio 2000 FM, Sawaki Group, and Future News Australia among others; celebrities which included Erin Molan, Steve O’Connor, and Paul De Luca; representatives for the participating football clubs; and families & friends. Due to the large number of attendees, we apologise in advance for not being able to name each and every one of them despite their great importance and the value they have brought to the event.

Remy Wehbe, the president of ALFA and co-founding director of Oz Arab Media, took the podium and welcomed more guests before introducing the keynote speaker and sports commentator Erin Molan who answered a few questions about her interesting career. This was followed by a short speech from Mayor Khal Asfour of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown who stressed on the council’s support of community harmony which is represented in the teams participating in the ALFA Cup who hail from various backgrounds.

Afterwards, Remy Wehbe explained how the draw would be conducted, and the matchups were drawn as per the table below:

Once the draw was completed, the volunteers of the Australian Lebanese Football Association took commemorative photos with their guests and dignitaries. This was followed by a meal and some fellowship, during which the excitement for the upcoming tournament was evident.

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