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Somali football teams

Somali football teams

The growing ethnic diversity of suburban and city life is celebrated in fairs and festivals, such as the Auckland International Cultural Festival. Held every year, it features the music, dance, food and crafts of people from over 40 nations, and gives new migrants the chance to feel more connected to the wider city. Another crowd puller is the Communities Football Cup – in 2008 teams from the Somali community won both the men’s and youth divisions.

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Reference: City Scene, 9 March 2008

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Suburban life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23530/somali-football-teams (accessed 29 March 2020)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010