By ZAC MILBANK
Sturt is set to embrace its Multicultural links when it hosts Central District at Peter Motley Oval on Sunday.
A strong Multicultural theme will be present for the Round 8 Statewide Super League clash, including the presence of Persian calligraphy on the ball to be used in the match between the Double Blues and Bulldogs.
Designed by Melbourne-based Iranian artist Mohsen Meysami, the football reflects an uplifting theme of liberty.
The Persian calligraphy, in the shape of bird spreading its wings, is representative of the migration story of Arman Abrahimzadeh OAM, the 2016 Young Australian of the Year (South Australia) and current Adelaide City Councillor.
“I’m hoping that the design we’ve come up with on this ball speaks to many cultures, many families, and many individuals and it represents their stories too,” Arman said.
Together with the striking Persian artwork on the Burley, the Double Blues will feature a strong Multicultural flavour throughout the afternoon, with Greek and Armenian food available as well as Fortune Cookie giveaways.
Multicultural entertainment will feature the appearance of Belly Dancers and the Saint Spyridon College singing and dancing groups, together with the presence of Henna Tatooist Henna Me Emily.
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