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2025 Harmony Cup

Australian Football International (AFI) is delighted to confirm that the Harmony Cup will return to Melbourne in March 2025.

We are seeking to return to play the Harmony Cup at its spiritual home – Royal Park North in Parkville.
Royal Park North has 3 great ovals – Ransford, McAlister & Western – and is a far more central location for everyone.

We will confirm the venue once we receive confirmation from the City of Melbourne.

The Harmony Cup is well known as Australia’s No. 1 multicultural footy carnival.

The event has been held 17 times, with Ireland and Lebanon the most successful teams with 4 championships each.

The Harmony Cup features teams drawn from Melbourne’s many communities. The aim of the event is twofold:

1. to celebrate Melbourne’s multicultural diversity and harmony, and
2. use the power of sport to break down cultural and ethnic barriers. We may come from many different backgrounds but we are all Australians.

As well as being a great celebration of Australian Football, the Harmony Cup is a powerful vehicle for bringing communities together.



The 2024 Harmony Cup was held at Livingston Reserve, Cranbourne East on Sunday 10 March, 2024.

Division 1 Men – Druze Victoria, Fiji, South Sudan
Division 2 Men – Israel, Cook Islands, Nauru
Women’s Division – Fiji, Ireland, New Zealand

Women’s Division Champions: Ireland
Division 2 Champions: Israel
Division 1 Champions: South Sudan

2025 Event Format

  • 12 x national teams (representing Melbourne’s multicultural communities)
  • 2 x playing fields
  • 18-a-side (maximum of 25 players per squad)
  • Matches will commence every 40 minutes to facilitate a carnival type atmosphere
  • Each match consists of 2 x 16 minute halves, plus 2 minutes for half-time
  • Each team will play a minimum of 3 matches during the event
  • Each team will play in their national colours
  • 3 Grand Finals – Division 1 Men, Division 2 Men & Women’s

There are two simple criteria for player eligibility – that a player was born in the country or has a parent or grandparent born in the country which he or she is representing. Players must also be at least 16 years of age in order to participate. Each team represents their country of origin and plays in their national colours.