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“India makes 60 percent of footy than why can’t we play it”: Sudip Chakraborty

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 by ARFAI,


Published: 19th August, 2016


AFL Victoria and Essendon Football club are trying to engage multicultural communities for few years, however, this time, they have appointed a new community engagement officer Sudip Chakraborty. Sudip Chakraborty himself is hardcore fan an outstanding player of footy.

He explains to Jitarth Jai Bharadwaj how his new role will bring AFL Victoria and Essendon Football Club closer to multicultural communities.

A few years back a young boy Sudip Chakraborty from India came in contact with Footy. Since then his love towards footy been so contagious that because of his efforts almost 8,000 Indian footy players are actively participating in arguably most loved outdoor game of Australia.

Seeing the effort, enthusiasm, and dedication in expanding the base of the game in India, AFL Victoria and Essendon Football Club have now roped him as Community engagement officer.

In his new role, Sudip Chakraborty will strengthen the support base of AFL among multicultural communities and especially keeping a curious eye on Indian Australians.


Sudip argues that footy is such an interesting game that it can not only teach you a healthy way of life but also refines positive can do attitude.

Sudip Chakraborty, Community Engagement Officer with AFL Victoria and Essendon Football Club.

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