Asian footy still climbing to the top of the world in Africa
Posted by Vietnam Swans on July 18, 2012
Jarrod “JD” Dale, former Captain and Coach of the then Hanoi Swans climbed to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest – back in 2010. Naturally he was wearing his Swannies hat. Naturally, the Swannies website ran a front page story titled, Swannies hat on top of the world.
Two weeks ago, Nathan Byrne, great mate of JD’s and a former president of the Hong Kong Dragons (including when the Dragons toured to Saigon in 2007), also climbed the same mountain. However, instead of wearing something sensible like a Swannies hat, Byrnsie wore his Geelong scarf. Ridiculous mountaineering apparel and perhaps that’s why Geelong’s website hasn’t carried the story (but in fairness to Geelong, they do run some of the big stories. For example, back in June 2008, Geelong published a story on The Vietnam Swans and Miss Australia).
Congratulations to two great blokes of Asian footy who have both moved on: JD to Africa and Byrnsie to the Middle East.
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