Australian Prime Minister meets NY Magpies

During her recent trip to the USA, the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, dropped into our great sponsor, The Australian, where she thanked the Australian expat community for their fundraising efforts for recent flood victims.

The Prime Minister not only shared a beer with The Australian’s owner and NY Magpies supporter, Matt Astill, but she also conversed with a group of the New York Magpies men’s and women’s players discussing the 2010 National Championship victory and Australian Football in the USA. The Magpies presented the Prime Minister with her own New York Magpies Guernsey and she even held up the National Championship trophy. It now appears that PM Gillard has been converted to a New York Magpies supporter!

Check out the links below for Press coverage of the event:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/julia-gillard-caps-us-trip-with-toast-to-aussie-expat-fundraisers/story-fn59nm2j-1226019610533

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/the-australian-thanks-the-expats/story-e6frf7l6-1226019991348

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