Pakistan Shaheen Team Manager Kashif Bouns has welcomed the overwhelming response from the Pakistani community in Australia, particularly the students, who have strongly backed the idea of entering the 2014 Australia Football League International Cup.
Following submission of nomination papers with the AFL, the Shaheens are now in the team building phase. Bouns believes students will play a handy role in forming a competitive unit. “I think the core of the team will be international students because the majority of Pakistanis here are students,” he says.
Apart from hiring athletes, the Shaheens are also shaping their organisational infrastructure and they have urged the Pakistani community here to participate in all the possible ways, and take up the ownership of this project.
It’s now less than a year until the 2014 AFL International Cup and one of the exciting eatures every three years is the anticipation of new footy nations making their Cup debut. With rapid growth over recent tournaments it’s possible there will be a plateauing in new teams, but if Kashif Bouns gets his way we’ll see the entry of the Pakistan Shaheens to represent that country for the first time. Read more