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10th Anniversary of the Tibetan (Chigdril) Unity Games dedicated to World Peace


IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Tibetan Unity Cup. The four day tournament will commence from 15th until 18th April, 2022 on Sydney’s northern beaches, home to the largest community of Tibetans resettled in NSW.

Representative of the Tibet Information Office (TIO) in Canberra, Mr Karma Singey and Warringah Mayor, Mr Michael Regan, will officially co-open the 2022 Unity Games.

The first Chigdril (Unity) Cup was held on 6 July in 2009 in Australia’s capital city on the Dalai Lama’s birthday.

The annual sports tournament is now recognised as the premier sporting event for Tibetan young people in Australia and a prime example of the unifying power of sport.

“I am pleased to know that over hundred young Tibetans from different regions of Australia are taking part in the upcoming 10th Tibetan Unity (Chigdril) Games,” said Representative, Mr Karma Singey.

“I would like to thank all the organisations and businesses who supported this event. Without their support, events such as this would not be possible. Best of luck to everyone competing and congratulations on being part of this incredible youth participation event. My prayers for the success of this wonderful event and I hope everyone will enjoy it.”

“The Tibetan Unity Cup represents a great opportunity to join with members of the Tibetan community from various parts of Australia,” said STARTTS Deputy CEO, Lachlan Murdoch.

“Apart from the competition for the Unity Cup, the Easter long weekend will be filled with moments of joy and togetherness for a community that has been impacted by experiences of dislocation and exile.”

It is anticipated the event will involve over 100 Tibetan young people from ages 16 to 35 from NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Canberra and spectators from both the Tibetan and wider Northern Beaches community.

The soccer and basketball tournament is organised by the Tibetan community of NSW and provides an opportunity for Tibetan young people to come together to play sport, build self-esteem and social networks, reduce social isolation and participate in Australian society.

Former Socceroos captain and global human rights defender, Craig Foster, has been invited as guest of honour to present this year’s Unity Cup at the official close of the Games on Monday 18 April.

A highlight of the event will be the selection of players for the soccer team that will represent the Tibetan community in Australia at the prestigious Gyalyum Chenmo Cup in India in 2023.

The event will also be live streamed for the first time to enable the international Tibetan community to view the tournament.

Karma Singey Message 2022 Unity Cup

2022 Tibetan Unity Cup Official Media Release

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Media inquiries: 0432 286 851 or Karen.Collier@health.nsw.gov.au
For more information contact:
Tamdin Tsering 0431 332 868 or Tibetan Community NSW (Inc) President,
Migmar Tsering 0431 574 100

 

The following organisations and businesses have generously supported the 2022 Unity Cup
Multicultural Health Service, Northern Sydney Local Health District, NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS), , Settlement Services International (SSI), Community Northern Beaches, SydWest Multicultural Services, Northern Beaches Council, Manly Lions Club, Star Lending Real Estate, Lawlers WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods, D&Y Lining, Doyle Spillane Real Estate, Star Lending Solutions,

Opening Ceremony
Date: Friday 15th April 2022
Time: 9:30am
Melwood Oval
Melwood Ave, Forestville
NSW 2087

Soccer Closing Ceremony
Date: Monday 18th April 2022
Time: 12pm
Melwood Oval
Melwood Ave, Forestville
NSW 2087

Basketball Closing Ceremony
Date: Monday 18th April 2022
Time: 5pm
Dee Why PCYC
40 Kingsway, Dee Why
NSW 2099

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