Samoan AFL team SEW seeds for success

As part of the 2008 AFL International Cup competition festivities, Samoa’s national team, the Samoan Kangaroos, paid a lively lunchtime visit to team sponsor, SEW-Eurodrive.

After being treated to a traditional Aussie BBQ, the Samoan Kangaroos took to the stage to perform the country’s traditional war dance, the Siva Tau, as enthralled spectators and media looked on.

“If the team’s flair on the football field is anything like that on the dance floor, then they will be hard to beat this year,” said SEW-Eurodrive managing director, RobertMerola. “We’re proud to support the Samoan Kangaroos. It’s fantastic to see the team embrace our national game of Aussie Rules and perform at such a high level.”

Sixteen teams from around the globe will contest the 2008 AFL International Cup in ayear 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.