The Cairns Bhutanese Sport Club in far north of Queensland, Australia, won the Hmong League 2013 beating African United Team 3-0.
The CBSC took a long way to have got qualified to play the final. Out of the 18 matches played, the team beat 11 matches and lost 7. Comprised of almost teenagers, the team is known as ‘speedy team’ as the players amazingly played fast games.
Prabhu Rai and Tilachan Monger scored two and one goals respectively making the Bhutanese team victorious. Rai has been awarded man of the match of this year.
A crowd of Bhutanese community members were present at the Forest Garden Oval stadium in Whiterock to witness the final match and cheer up the players.
The Bhutanese team had topped the league last year and owned the shield for a period of one year. The team fetched the Winner Trophy this year.
Talking to the players and the community members, Krishna Bhattarai, Chairman of the Cairns Bhutanese Community, congratulated and thanked the team for adding pride to the community.
The Bhutanese team has been participating in the league since three years –the first participation was in 2011. This year’s league had kicked off in May. The final was held on October 12, the Saturday.
Seven teams of different communities had participated in the league. The Hmong community (the community from Laos) has been organizing the league since 2006.