Thursday, September 4 2014: Belgium v Australia friendly soccer matchAustralia will play a friendly against World Cup quarter-finalists Belgium in September as the Socceroos seek a tough warm-up for next January's Asian Cup on home soil.
The venue of the September 4 match is yet to be confirmed, the Belgian Football Association said on its website (belgianfootball.be).
Ange Postecoglou-coached Australia crashed out of the group phase in Brazil, losing all three of their matches in the team's worst result in four World Cups but winning admirers for their spirit and enterprising play.
Rated dark horses to win the tournament, Belgium were edged 1-0 by eventual finalists Argentina in the last eight. The Australia match will be the Red Devils' first international after the World Cup, the Belgian FA said.
More details: http://au.eurosport.com/football/australia-to-play-belgium-in-asian-cup-warmup_sto4326468/story.shtml
UPDATED: the tickets for Socceroos v Red Devils are now on sale online!! Tickets can be applied for online from the 11th of August 2014 via the Teleticket website: https://www.teleticketservice.com/FTTS/fast_BelAusBez_kbvb.html.
*CHANGE OF DATE* Sunday, September 14 2014: Pairi Daiza Zoo tripJoin us for a family day trip and picnic at Pairi Daiza! We will meet at the zoo entrance at 10:30am.
A garden of 55 acres, built at the foot of the ruins of the Cistercian order abbey of Cambron and shielded from the outside world by a wall of three kilometres long. Come inside, leave your troubles behind and allow yourself to be moved by what you see. By nature, first and foremost, with its ancient trees, its beautiful flowers, its lush plants from all over the world. The treasures of architecture and craftsmanship; all authentic; made by men with golden fingers from China; Indonesia; Thailand... Let yourself be moved by the 5,000 animals that live in harmony here.
Costs and ticket purchase
€22 for children (aged 3-11)
€27 for adults (aged 12-59)
Please visit the website: http://www.pairidaiza.eu/en to buy your tickets online in advance of the day trip.
We kindly ask all those attending to register via the link below. This will help us know who you are, have your contact details and help with our carpooling.
What to bring
- Picnic lunch - Let's hope we will have sunshine! So please pack a picnic lunch. There are undercover areas as well as restaurants/cafes at the zoo should the weather decide to be unkind to us.
- Your tickets – Please ensure you bring your tickets with you.
How to get there
By car: Pairi Daiza is located in Brugelette, between Mons and Ath. Address: Pairi Daiza - Domaine de Cambron in B-7940 Brugelette (Belgium). Plenty of parking is available at 7 euro per vehicle. Also see: http://www.pairidaiza.eu/en/access
By train: Pairi Daiza is located near the Cambron-Casteau train station, on the Mons-Ath line. Follow the clearly marked pedestrian path to the park, which is only 10 minutes away.
B Day Trips from NMBS (Belgian National Railways) include special rates to Pairi Daiza park.
Some members of our Community do not have access to a car. If you have a spare space in the car – please do state this in your registration. Likewise, if you need a lift to/from Pairi Daiza, let us know in your registration.
Contact number for those issues that crop up - Natalie 04 8680 1459.
!!PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR VISITING PAIRI DAIZA DUE TO CAR-FREE DAY!!
Friday, September 26 2014: Friday drinksJoin us for Friday drinks from 1830 onwards at Scott's Bar in central Brussels. We have reserved the mezzanine area especially for the Australia Society.
Where: Scott's Bar
Rue Montagnes aux Herbes Potageres 2
The Society wishes to thank Scott's Bar for hosting us in September.