Islamabad Win Pakistan Champs

Friday, November 04, 2016

On the 27th and 28th of September AFL Pakistan held their inaugural National Championships at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad.

The championships were played with 12 per side and consisted of 15 menís teams, 6 under 15 teams and 4 girls teams.

The Islamabad Tigers defeated the Rawalpindi Loins in the Grand Final by 20-25 points.  The Islamabad Tigers starred on their first outing showing fabulous clean ball skills, gut running and determination to overcome the Rawalpindi Lions. Despite the hot weather the boys ran out the game well and competed before an enthusiastic crowd gaining the admiration of many locals and expats.

Guests attending the championships included the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan (Jurek Juszczyk), Ambassador of Tajikistan, Ambassador of Portugal, Ambassador of Russia, Ambassador of Brazil, Ambassador of Oman plus other diplomats.  The Grand Final was telecast live on Pakistan National Sports TV.

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