Swannies’ Hanoi AFL Grand Final Party On – at the Intercon!
Posted by Vietnam Swans on August 27, 2012
The big news coming out of Hanoi this week is that the Swannies’ AFL Grand Final Party is on – at the Intercontinental Hotel, West Lake.
This is big news as the AFL Grand Final Party has been held at club sponsor, JASPAS (part of the Al Frescoe’s Group) since “the beginning”. Swannies’ Living Legend, Mick Francis was consulted to put a date on “the beginning”. The best answer he can come up with is that JASPAS (formerly Jaacs) has hosted AFL Grand Final parties since at least 1999.
This year, a change of venue was required because JASPAS will be undergoing a huge renovation. Potentially, this was “the beginning” of a crisis.
Enter Adam McDonald – 200 game AFL boundary umpire, two times ANZAC Day umpire at the MCG and one time ANZAC Friendship Match umpire in Vung Tau. Adam also just happens to run the Intercontinental Hotel in Hanoi. Accordingly, Adam offered to make the Intercontinental available to host the Swannies’ AFL Grand Final Party this year.
The Swannies and JASPAS were in full agreement. JASPAS has even offered to help sell tickets.
Ladies and Gentlemen, in Hanoi, it’s Grand Final On – at the Intercon!
Details of Swannies’ AFL Grand Final Parties in Hanoi and Saigon
Full details and posters of both the Hanoi and Saigon Grand Final Parties will be made available next weekend, after the AFL announces details of the the first week of finals. It’s killing us to hold back the details – but it’s still the home and away season!
And wait until, you see Ross McRae Design’s poster for the Swannies’ AFL Grand Final Parties… Ah McRae, you’ve smashed it again!
Now, if you can’t wait, we’re not surprised. To keep you going, have another look at the promo video put together for the Vietnam Swans’ AFL Grand Final Parties last year by the Australia Network by clicking here. Australia Network will again be the Swannies’ Official Media Sponsor in 2012. Only 5 more weeks to go…