Teams: Mens Senior Football
Shunde Gaels are a newly formed club in the south of China. Started this March by four Down men and a Kildare Gael, the 5 Irishmen found themselves working in the same school and decided they had the core of a Gaelic team there. Recruiting another gael living in the area from Longford and then some friends from school who they play soccer with, they were lucky to find a number of athletes who could transfer their skills to Gaelic football. The other members include players from Canada, England, Scotland and three brothers who come from North Cyrus.
The new players have adopted and acquired the skills well on the pitch and also off where they can be seen in the corridors of the schools practicing their soloing or fist passing. The team have been lucky to find a great sponsor in Charlies, an import food distributor for all of China who has supported the team and also hosted a number of events for them. The team had their first competitive tournament at the All China Games where they had a great showing, managing to get to the final of the mens intermediate tournament where they narrowly lost to Shanghai. The club are hoping to expand in the upcoming season by recruiting more players from local areas including Foshan and Guangzhou.