As part of the 2008 AFL International Cup competition festivities, Samoa’s national team, the Samoan Kangaroos, paid a lunch-time visit to team sponsor, SEW Eurodrive . After being treated to a traditional Aussie barbeque, the Samoan Kangaroos took to the stage to perform the country’s traditional war dance, the Siva Tau.
SEW Eurodrive’s managing director, Robert Merola said that they support the Samoan Kangaroos and appreciated the way the team embraced the national game of Aussie Rules. The event allowed attendees to get up close and personal with some of the games’ up and coming international talents, while an impromptu kick-to-kick session provided an opportunity for the team to showcase their football skills.
Sixteen teams from around the globe will contest the 2008 AFL International Cup in a year that sees Australia celebrate the 150th birthday of its Indigenous game. The Samoan Kangaroos, will compete in its third International Cup this year and is aiming to improve on its fifth placing achieved in 2005.