Australians and Indians often bond over cricket, so sport was a natural addition to the program of the recent exercise between the navies of the two nations.
HMAS Wollongong didn’t waste time getting involved with the local community when she came alongside in Honiara, Solomon Islands, recently.
Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.
HMAS Success took to the field of sports diplomacy recently, playing a keenly fought game of soccer and two games of volleyball against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy during a visit to Langkawi, Malaysia.
One month into their North East Asian deployment HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius joined forces to take on the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly game of soccer during a port visit to Kemaman. It was a hotly contested game with both teams demonstrating a high level of competitiveness however it was the Malaysians who came out on top winning 3-1.