FHS SPORT TO SUPPORT THE SECOND ANNUAL UNITY CUP HOSTED BY ESSENDON FOOTBALL CLUB AND AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Unity Cup

MELBOURNE, VIC. July 10, 2009

On Sunday 21 June, FHS once again proudly supported the Essendon Football Club and the Australian Federal Police for an event which represented Melbourne’s amazingly diverse culture.

More than 2000 people, from a range of backgrounds, braved the cold weather to support the second Unity Cup at Windy Hill on Sunday.

A joint initiative of the Australian Federal Police and Essendon Football Club, the cup aims to bring together the area’s numerous nationalities through footy.

Four teams participated in the round-robin format, with Iisna defending their title in the final.

Players of Lebanese, Eritrean, Somali, Pakistani and Anglo-Saxon background took part, while members of the Australian Federal Police and from Essendon Football Club also took part.

According to FHS’ Cameron Fisher, “Supporting the cup is a great way for FHS to show support to the wider community and show our support for connecting people through football.”   

“It’s exciting to see sport and football used as an effective medium to foster better relationships and understanding between Australians of different nationalities and the police.  I guess we’re all Aussies and we all love sport so it makes a lot of sense.”  

The massive attendance was in support of bringing about mutual understanding and respect between the Australian police and members of various communities.

Held at Essendon’s Windy Hill training facility, former Essendon players together with members of the AFP, played against the Muslim youth team in the main event. FHS supported the event with club jumpers, polo shirts, tracksuits and raffle prizes for the event and are proud to be part of this outstanding initiative.  

COXYS BIG BREAKERS TEAM VISIT FHS SPORT IN AN UPCOMING EPISODE OF COXY’S BIG BREAK.

Coxy's big break

MELBOURNE, VIC. June 30, 2009

FHS Sport was recently visited by the Coxys Big Break team from the Channel 7 television program Coxy's Big Break for a special upcoming episode.

According to Coxy’s big break host James Sherry, In the beginning they were a rabble.

“Just a collection of individuals, but then we paid a visit to FHS Sport and that’s when we started to become a team.”

“The difference was we felt more like a team, because we looked like a team, and that’s what made us play like a team.”

Watch the clip here.

Victorian and southern New South Wales viewers can see the program on Channel 7/Prime Television at 5:30pm on Sunday 18th July, 2009.

FHS SPORT AWARDED ONE OF THE TOP APPA AWARDS FOR APPAREL AND WEARABLE PRODUCT EXCELLENCE.

APPA Awards

SYDNEY, NSW. April 12, 2009

FHS Sport has been awarded one of the top awards from the Australian Promotional Products Association (APPA) for Apparel and Wearable product excellence for their entry Essendon Football Club Unity Cup Football Jumpers.

Of the 100 odd entries in the fiercely competitive apparel category, the judges cited the following reasons for selecting FHS Sport;

* Great attention to detail to fit the people wearing the garment
* Particular Attention to detail on the reproduction of the complex logos
* Great win over high profile international brand to get the order
* The weight of the material, the cut, quality, and stitching of the garment is excellent

The Unity Cup is a joint initiative of the Essendon Football Club (EFC) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The Unity Cup aims to unite Victoria’s multicultural communities through the AFL.

Essendon Football Club approached FHS Sport/FHS Corporate to design and manufacture an AFL quality playing jersey.

This award is an acknowledgement of just how much emphasis FHS Sport puts on the quality of products they manufacture and on delivering customer satisfaction.

APPA presented the award during its national conference in Sydney on the 27th of March.

FHS SPORT TO SUPPORT THE 2009 WALK IN HARMONY HOSTED BY ESSENDON FOOTBALL CLUB

Unity Cup

MELBOURNE, VIC. May 28, 2009

On Sunday 7th June FHS Sport will officially support the third Annual Walk in Harmony in the lead up to the Essendon Football Club’s Round 11 match against Adelaide.

 

The Walk in Harmony is a symbolic walk to Etihad Stadium that brings together Melbourne’s multicultural communities to celebrate Australia’s success as a culturally diverse society and to promote social cohesion hosted by the Essendon Football Club.

“In addition we see this as key to promoting mutual understanding and respect between Melbourne's migrant and refugee communities, and the greater population, highlighting to them through our love of sport and AFL Football, Australia’s welcoming of them into our culturally diverse society” said Alex Lewit, FHS Sport.

The Walk leaves from the Flemington Community Centre (Melway Ref 2A 1D), following the bike path to Etihad Stadium, where community members will participate in a community festival before watching the match between Essendon and Adelaide. 500 participants will also have an opportunity to walk a lap on Etihad Stadium before the game.

The Walk in Harmony was established by Essendon as part of its Multicultural Program. In it’s three year existence, over 4,000 people from various backgrounds completed the 4km walk from the Flemington Community Centre to Etihad Stadium. Essendon is proud to be involved in working with Victoria’s migrant and refugee communities. Australian Football has a unique capacity to capture the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. Essendon believes that Australian Rules football – something ingrained in the culture and history of Australia – has a valuable role to play.

Walk in Harmony activities commence at 9am and there will be a range of events at the Flemington Community Centre in the lead up to the Walk which commences at 11am. These include:

* Autograph and photo opportunities with Essendon players
* African Henna and Tea Ceremony
* Australian Federal Police Expo
* Multicultural Music and Food
* MFB SmokeBUSter and Racing displays
* Football activities and games

Unity Cup

FHS Sport and the Essendon Football club are also encouraging members and supporters to wear a touch of orange to the game and support Victoria as a culturally diverse society. The first 2,000 participants on the day will receive a free Walk in Harmony orange t-shirt and entry to the game.

For additional information on the Essendon Football Club Multicultural Program or the Walk in Harmony, contact Jieh-Yung on 8371 0249 or via email at jlo@essendonfc.com.au.

Download a pdf with more information.

ABOUT FHS - FHS is one of Australia’s leading custom made sportswear manufacturers. For further details about our community involvement and on charities and initiatives we are involved in, please visit the FHS Sport Community Involvement webpage or contact 1300 FHS 123 (1300 347 123).