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How Phulwani family turned Covid lockdown gloom to an AFL success story

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The AFL Grand Final is an Australian rules football match to determine the premiers for the Australian Football League season. From its inception until 1989, it was known as the VFL Grand Final, as the league at that time was the Victorian Football League. It is traditionally staged on the afternoon of the last Saturday in September, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. However due to the Covid 19 lockdown situation in Victoria, the AFL Grand Final was moved to Perth in Western Australia and was live streamed to benefit millions of fans.

Over the years AFL has becoming the sport of choice for diverse communities. AFL has established a multicultural department to encourage community strengthening and inclusion within the wider Australian community as well as recognising new diverse talent. This program is providing and pathways for diverse communities to be engaged in all areas of AFL football and is a great hit.

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As a part of this multicultural strategy, A family cooking competition was organised was organised on Friday 24th Sep. It was a family cooking competition hosted by Celebrity Chef Scott Pickett who runs a fine dining restaurant in Melbourne named Estelle.

Family cooking competition hosted by Celebrity Chef Scott Pickett who runs a fine dining restaurant in Melbourne named Estelle
Family cooking competition hosted by Celebrity Chef Scott Pickett who runs a fine dining restaurant in Melbourne named Estelle

The competition involved families to cook a three-course meal with the ingredients provided by the restaurant virtually. The chef was narrating all the steps & how to prepare a footy themed meal.

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All the families were told to decorate their kitchen in their favourite team.

One Indian community family (Kamlesh Phulwani, Reet Phulwani and their three kids) based in Melbourne, supported Demons (Melbourne Team) and decorated the kitchen in Blue & Red Demons colours.

Demons (Melbourne Team) and decorated the kitchen in Blue & Red Demons colours
Demons (Melbourne Team) and decorated the kitchen in Blue & Red Demons colours
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Surprise Surprise! “Phulwani Family” won the best kitchen decorations awards.

Speaking to the Indian Telegraph, Reet Phulwani beaming with joy said “this was a fun activity involving the whole family including kids. We turned away the gloomy Covid mood to a successful family celebration. These types of competition display multiculturalism, sportsmanship & resilience among younger migrant communities.

Phulwani family turned Covid lockdown gloom to an AFL success story
Phulwani family turned Covid lockdown gloom to an AFL success story

The Indian Telegraph congratulates the Phulwani family for their contribution to multicultural sports initiative by the most popular Australian Football League.

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