The Pakistan Shaheens were given a tour of Collingwood’s high performance training facilities and then put through their paces in a training session in preparation for their debut in the 2014 AFL International Cup.

The 25 Shaheens players made use of Olympic Park Oval, the sprung floor and rehabilitation facilities on the night to launch their 2014 campaign.

AFL Victoria multicultural programs coordinator Kashif Bouns founded the Shaheens after attending the International Cup in 2011.

Pakistan had never participated in the International Cup, so Bouns spent the past two years recruiting a team of Pakistanis that is currently preparing to take on the other countries in next year’s Cup.

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