Sikhs Participate in 19th Annual Sikh Games in Sydney

April 15, 2006

Source: Herald Sun,5478,18823721%255E1702,00.html

On April 15, 2006 the Herald Sun reported, "More than 1000 Sikhs are using the Easter long weekend to compete in a variety of sports at the 19th Australian Sikh Games in Sydney. The games began in Concord in Sydney's west yesterday and run until tomorrow afternoon and feature competitors from Australia, the US, Malaysia, New Zealand, the UK and Singapore. They will compete in athletics, cricket, soccer and netball as well as the unique sport of Kabaddi, a cross between wrestling and rugby. 'NSW welcomes this colourful cultural sporting event being held this weekend, bringing international competitors,' New South Wales Tourism and Sport Minister Sandra Nori said. 'The Sydney Sport and Cultural Sikh Association has done a great job in coordinating this event and I encourage the community to get out and support this cultural celebration.' This is the fourth time the games have been held in Sydney, including the inaugural staging of the event in 1990."