Australasia Féile 2023

The inaugural Australasia Féile tournament was held on 11 and 12 March at a sunny St. Marys Park in Adelaide, the home of Gaelic games in South Australia.

Having been derailed for two years due to COVID, more than 300 children participated, with teams from Perth, Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide lining out in the following grades: under 10 Mixed; under 12 girls; under 12 boys; under 14 girls; under 14 Boys; and under 17 boys.

As well as the hundreds of players, the weekend saw a large attendance of mentors, officials, parents and supporters of all teams. Kudos to those who travelled huge distances across Australia to see their children play, from Perth to Adelaide (2,600km) and Melbourne to Adelaide (700km).

For Victoria’s newest club, Young Melbourne, it was a tournament to savour. Participating as Victoria Metro and donning the traditional navy shirt and big white V of their state, the club brought over 80 girls and boys, and 100 coaches and parents to the Festival State. Plans have already commenced for Féile 2025, which at this stage may be held in Perth.

By Australasia PRO Tue 14th Mar