Monday, April 6, 2015

Wet weather failed to dampen enthusiasm for the Australian Sikh Games in Woolgoolga

Sikh Games

The Australian Sikh community's major sporting and cultural event was staged at Woolgoolga, north of Coffs Harbour over the Easter weekend.
An estimated 15,000 athletes and spectators from across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia converged on the Coffs Coast for the Australian Sikh Games.
The first Sikh Indians to come to Australia from the Punjab, came here to Woolgoolga
Manjit Singh Sidhu, Coffs Harbour-Woolgoolga Sports Club
Heavy rain forced the cancellation of outdoor events on Saturday, but the weather cleared on Sunday.
Woolgoolga was an early centre of Sikh migration to Australia and has one of the largest Sikh populations outside India.
The Games included traditional sports like Kabaddi, as well as tug-of-war, cricket and wrestling.

with thanks : abc : LINK : for detailed news.

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