AUSTRALIA & LEBANON
There have been three main waves of Lebanese migration to Australia: from around 1880 to 1947; from 1947 to 1975; and after 1975. The first Lebanese migrant landed in Australia in 1876.
According to the 2016 census, 230,869 people reported Lebanese ancestry. Prominent Australians of Lebanese descent include Steve Bracks, former Premier of Victoria and Bachar Houli, who plays for the Richmond Tigers in the AFL. Approximately 20,000-25,000 Australian passport holders normally reside in Lebanon; this number increases by several thousand during Lebanon’s summer.
Have you ever wanted to pull on your national jumper and represent your country?
Playing Footy 9s gives you an opportunity to do just that! It’s a fun and exciting new sport, with both full contact (tackling) and non-contact (no tackling) options to choose from.
If you are of Lebanese descent and keen to represent Lebanon, please contact us.