Football cultures compete for shield

19:52, Oct 08 2012
FANCY FEET: England Dad’s Army player Darian Jamieson contests Jama Boss of Somalia Stars.
FANCY FEET: England Dad’s Army player Darian Jamieson contests Jama Boss of Somalia Stars.
OUT OF REACH: England goalie Neil Moucher stretches out in an attempt to stop a goal in the penalty shootout.
OUT OF REACH: England goalie Neil Moucher stretches out in an attempt to stop a goal in the penalty shootout.
ON ATTACK: Shane-Lee Jenkins, far right, scores Somalia’s second goal in the semi-final.
ON ATTACK: Shane-Lee Jenkins, far right, scores Somalia’s second goal in the semi-final.
GAME BREAKER: Darian Jamieson lines up a penalty shot but Ismail Awad stopped the goal to win the semi-final for Somalia.
GAME BREAKER: Darian Jamieson lines up a penalty shot but Ismail Awad stopped the goal to win the semi-final for Somalia.
CHEER SQUAD: Djibouti supporters get in behind their team during their clash with Assyrian Star.
CHEER SQUAD: Djibouti supporters get in behind their team during their clash with Assyrian Star.
Twenty-eight teams representing more than 20 different cultures competed for the shield.
Twenty-eight teams representing more than 20 different cultures competed for the shield.
Twenty-eight teams representing more than 20 different cultures competed for the shield.
Twenty-eight teams representing more than 20 different cultures competed for the shield.
Twenty-eight teams representing more than 20 different cultures competed for the shield.
Twenty-eight teams representing more than 20 different cultures competed for the shield.

The 11th New Zealand Ethnic Football Festival was held at Hamilton's Gower Park on Sunday. Twenty-eight teams representing more than 20 different cultures competed for the shield. Bula Boys Team won the final in a penalty shootout against Somalia Stars. Waikato Times photographer Ben Curran went along.

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