The Vietnam Swans are based in Hanoi, Hoi An, Danang, Saigon and Vung Tau so we always have something happening. See below for training sessions around Vietnam. More events are continually being added to the 2013 calendar.
2013 Hanoi training.
- Thursday @ 6pm – 7 pm. Gym sessions at the Australian Embassy, 8 Dao Tan Str., Ba Dinh District (Google Map). Contact David Skowronski (coach) or Daniel Hopkins (Hanoi president) for further information and bring photo ID.
- Saturdays 3-5pm Xuan La Stadium on Xuan La Street, off Lac Long Quan Street, north of West Lake. After turning into Xuan La go up 500 meters and turn into the stadium complex and follow the road all the way around. Contact David Skowronski (coach) or Daniel Hopkins (Hanoi president) for further information.
2013 Saigon Training.
Saturdays from 2pm – 4.00pm at RMIT University’s campus in District 7 (Google Map).
Often, we also have mid week trainings in District 2 on Tuesday evenings from 7-8.30pm.
For further information, contact Luke Creamer.
2013 Auskick Saigon
Australian International School, District 2. Saturday mornings from 10-11am. For full details, click here.
2013 Calendar (last updated 20 August 2013)
- 26 January, Phnom Penh – The Cambodian Cannonball Run. Cambodian Eagles Vs Vietnam Swans
- 2-3 March, Vung Tau – 2nd Annual ANZAC Boot Camp
- 16 March, Saigon – St Paddy’s Weekend Gaelic Championship
- 30 March, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian Warriors Vs Vietnam Swans
- 7 April, Hanoi – All Sports Super Saturday; Swans, Dragons, Celts and Touch
- 17 April, Saigon – KOTO Restaurant, National Sponsors’ Dinner.
- 23 April, Saigon, Hanoi and Hoi An – Double header: The Club and SWANS TV: 2012 AFL Grand Final Glory movies. Click here for full details.
- 27 April, Vung Tau – The 4th ANZAC Friendship Match: Vietnam Swans Vs Jakarta Bintangs
- 27 April, Vung Tau – McMillan Dinner and Middleton Address
- 25 May, Manila – The Manila Cup, Philippines
- 1 June, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs AFL Masters
- 8 June, Saigon – Mega Swannies Farewell: Dukesy, Heater, Revo, Phil Ghasseb, Dave O’Shea, Dirty Brian, Moggy, Mighty, American Michael, Mighty.
- 22 June, Saigon – Saigon Auskick Pie Night
- 5-7 July, Vung Tau – Asian Champs’ team bonding camp
- 20 July, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs Malaysian Warriors
- 27 July, Bangkok – Inaugural Asian Presidents’ Meeting
- 11 August, Saigon – Asian Champs, Family Day, Boathouse, D2
- 17 August, Thailand (Pattaya) – 14th Annual Asian Championships
- 17 August, Melbourne – Vietnam Swans’ Inaugural Champs /AFL Day, MCG (Richmond Vs Carlton)
- 24 August, Saigon – Shannon “Shagger” Leahy’s farewell
- 21 September, Saigon – Irish /Gaelic Football
- 28 September, Hanoi & Saigon – Vietnam Swans 2013 AFL Grand Final Parties
- 12 October, Saigon – Garry Bail Smith Auskick Clinic as funds are raised for KOTO
- 12 October, Vung Tau – Vietnam Swans Vs Southern Dragons (from Melbourne) (venue tbc)
- 26 October, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs Hong Kong Dragons, Saigon (confirmed!)
- 9 November, Phnom Penh - 7th Indochina Cup
- 8 December, Hanoi & Saigon - Annual Awards & Christmas Parties (date tbc)
- 28 December, Melbourne – Vietnam Swans’ 7th Annual Test Cricket Day, Members’ Pavilion, MCG (NOT 29 Dec as previously advised.)
- 29 December, Melbourne – Vietnam Swans’ 9th Annual Ryan Jeffery Golf Classic, Ivanhoe Golf Course (NOT 28 Dec as previously advised.)
- 29 December, Melbourne – Vietnam Swans’ 3rd Annual Twilight Celebration Soiree (NOT 28 Dec as previously advised.)
* Please note that many more events shall be added to the calendar during the year.
- 25 January, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs Cambodian Eagles. Australia Day Weekend. Includes visit by Sydney Swans Legend, Tony Morwood.
- 22 March, Jakarta – Jakarta Bintangs Vs Vietnam Swans, 5th Kainey Cup (confirmed)
- 26 April, Vung Tau – Vietnam Swans Vs Malaysian Warriors, 5th Annual ANZAC Friendship Match (confirmed)
- 3 or 10 May, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs Philippine Eagles (tbc)
- 7 Jan, Saigon – Vietnam Swans vs Southern Dragons (Melbourne based team with Vietnamese Australian players)
- 26 Jan, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Australia Day Celebrations, Boomarang Bistro
- 11/12 Feb, Vung Tau – ANZAC Boot Camp
- 29 Feb, Saigon – KOTO Restaurant, National Sponsors’ Dinner
- 3 March, Phnom Penh – Cambodian Eagles Vs Vietnam Swans
- 15 March, Hanoi - Battle of the Codes II, Trivia Night, Jaspas
- 17 March, Hoi An / Danang - The 2nd Annual Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day to raise funds for swimming initiatives in Vietnam to reduce the number of child drownings. Click here for full details. (In 2013 it will be played on 23 March)
- 17 March, Saigon – Combined Gaelic/ Aussie Rules Tournament
- 31 March, Hanoi – North Vs South
- 21 April, Vung Tau – 3rd Annual ANZAC Friendship Match, Vietnam Swans Vs China Reds. Click here for full details.
- 12/13 May, Hanoi/Saigon – Australian Education Showcase / Open Day
- 21 July, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs Cambodian Eagles
- 5 August, Saigon and Hanoi – Swannies’ Family Days and Premiere of 2012 ANZAC Friendship Weekend Documentary
- 11 August, Bangkok – 13th Annual Asian Championships
- 29 Sept, Hanoi and Saigon – Vietnam Swans 2012 AFL Grand Final Parties
- 26-28 October, Kuala Lumpur – Asian Gaelic Games
- 31 October, Saigon – The 4th Phoenix Cup Perpetual Trophy; Vietnam Swans Vs HMAS Sydney (IV)
- 10 November, Hanoi – 6th Indochina Cup
- 11 November, Hanoi – Vietnam Swans Best & Fairest Count
- 7 December, Hanoi- Christmas Party (combined with Hanoi Oi’s), La Llorca, 48, Level 2, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, 7-11pm.
- 8 December, Saigon – Christmas Party, Boomarang Bistro, 12 midday – 4pm
- 28 December – Vietnam Swans’ 8th Annual Ryan Jeffery Golf Classic, Ivanhoe Golf Course, Melbourne – click here for full details.
- 28 December – Vietnam Swans’ 2nd Annual Twilight Celebration Soiree, Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne St, North Carlton (see map), Melbourne – click here for full details.
- 29 December – Vietnam Swans’ 6th Annual Test Cricket Day, Members’ Pavilion, MCG. Aust vs Sri Lanka – click here for full details.
- 17 January, Saigon – Queensland Floods Fundraiser
- 21 January, Hanoi – Queensland Floods Fundraiser
- 22 January, Saigon – Australia Day 2011
- 3 March, Saigon – Christchurch Earthquake Fundraiser
- 8 March, Saigon - Farewell to Danny Armstrong, National Treasurer
- 19 March, Hanoi - Christchurch Earthquake Fundraiser
- 26 March, Saigon – Internal Scratch Match
- 23 April, Vung Tau – The 2011 ANZAC Friendship Match: Vietnam Swans Vs Hong Kong Dragons
- 14 May, Hoi An – Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day, Montgomerie Links, Hoi An. Will follow on from Royal Life Saving Sociey of Australia’s World Conference on Drowning Prevention to be held in Danang from 10-13 May. (Click here for more information on the Swannies’ support for swimming initiatives in Vietnam.)
- 14 May, Saigon – Gaelic Football Tournament (yes, same day as the Swing to Swim Golf Day)
- 1 June, Saigon - Vietnam Swans Vs AFL Masters (twilight match)
- 15 June, Saigon – Swans / Auscham / Austrade / Sponsors Night at Consul General’s Residence for a “Dog Eat Dog” Production of the 2010 ANZAC Friendship Match
- 16 June, Hanoi – Battle of the Sporting Codes Trivia Night. Proceeds donated to Swim Vietnam
- 18 June, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Warriors Vs Vietnam Swans
- 7 July, Hanoi – Swans / Auscham / Austrade / Sponsors Night at Consul General’s Residence for a “Dog Eat Dog” Production of the 2010 ANZAC Friendship Match
- 23 July, Hanoi – Heritage Round Match, Hanoi Vs Saigon.
- 13 August, Bangkok – 12th Annual Asian Championships
- 10-11 September, Hoi An – Vietnam International Triathlon. Proceeds to Swim Vietnam
- 17 September, Saigon- Auscham’s Circus Spectacular Ball
- 1 October, Hanoi & Saigon – Vietnam Swans 2011 AFL Grand Final Parties
- 11 October, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs Royal Australian Navy (HMAS Yarra and Huon) for Phoenix Cup Perpetual Trophy.
- 22 October, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs Guangzhou Scorpions
- 30 October, Saigon – Bitexco Tower Vertical Run
- 26 November, Lao – 5th Annual Indochina Cup
- 3 December, Saigon – Swannies’ Best & Fairest and Christmas Party, Boomarang Bistro. From 2pm.
- 4 December, Saigon – Auscham and Swannies Recovery Chrissie Party, Boomarang Bistro. From 2pm
- 10 December, Hanoi - Swannies’ Best & Fairest and Christmas Party, Jaspas. From 6pm.
- 16 December, Hanoi – Auscham and Swannies Chrissie Party, Chez Xuan. From 6pm.
- 28 December, Melbourne – The 5th Vietnam Swans Annual Cricket Day. MCG Boxing Day Test Match, Australia Vs India.
- 29 December, Melbourne @10am – The 7th Vietnam Swans Annual Ryan Jefferey Golf Classic, Royal Ivanhoe Golf Links, Melbourne
- 29 Dec, Melbourne @4-6pm (after the golf): The Inaugural Swannies’ Celebration Soiree, The Rainbow Hotel, 27 David Street, Fitzroy. Come along and find out why the Swannies are such a modern day hoot in both Australia and Asia.
- 30 January, Saigon – Big Day Out
- 20 March, Vientiane, Lao – Lao Elephants Vs Vietnam Swans
- 14 March, Saigon – Channel 7 (Australia), Nathan Buckley and Gary O’Donnell training session with Vietnam Swans
- 20 March, Vientiane, Lao – Lao Elephants Vs Vietnam Swans
- March / April, Hanoi & Saigon – Launch of program to support swimming training program for Vietnamese youth
- 10 April, Hanoi – UN International School Spring Fair, including Auskick
- 24 April, Vung Tau, Ba Ria – Hanoi Vs Saigon, Inaugural ANZAC Friendship Match (1.30pm Greyhound Racing Track) followed by the Dawn Service at Long Tan on 25 April
- 16 May, Hanoi – Viet Celts Vs Vietnam Swans, Gaelic Football, UNIS
- 22 May, Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dragons Vs Vietnam Swans
- 30 May, Hanoi - Vietnam Swans Family Day and BBQ at Australian Embassy
- 10 July, Saigon – 4th Kainey Cup – Vietnam Swans Vs Jakarta Bintangs
- 25 July, Melbourne – Vietnam Swans reunion, MCG, Melbourne Demons Vs Sydney Swans
- 31 July, Phnom Penh – Cambodian Cobras Vs Vietnam Swans
- 21 August, Saigon – “Back of the Car Sale” fundraiser with Vietnam Homewares. The SNAP Cafe, 32 Tran Ngoc Dien, D2, 8-4pm. All your Home Needs answered.
- 28 August, Hanoi – Heritage Round, Hanoi Hawks Vs Saigon Saints
- 4 September, Saigon – Vietnam Swans Vs Cambodian Cobras
- 4 September, Hanoi – Gaelic Football, Indochina Invitational (tbc)
- 25 September, Hanoi and Saigon – The Vietnam Swans 2010 AFL Grand Final Parties. Click here for full details.
- 26 September, Saigon – The Grand Final Recovery and Welcome to Tarrawingee Football Club, La Cantine On the 6.
- 2 October, Saigon & Hanoi – The 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay Parties
- 16 October, Shanghai, China – The 11th Annual Asian Championships
- 30 October, Saigon – Touch Rugby Tournament
- 6 November, Saigon – “Vietnam Housewares Sale” fundraiser with Vietnam Housewares. The SNAP Cafe, 32 Tran Ngoc Dien, D2, 8-2pm.
- 12-14 November, Vung Tau – Indochina Footy Boot Camp. Club Sponsor, Strategic Marine, will send boat to Saigon to pick up players and families.
- 27 November, Saigon – The 4th Annual Indochina Cup
- 28 November, Saigon – The Vietnam Swans 2010 Best & Fairest Awards
- 4 December, Saigon – Swannies End of Season Christmas BBQ
- 10 December, Hanoi – Swannies End of Season Christmas BBQ
- 11 December, Saigon – Loretofest, Auskick Clinic
- 28 December, Melbourne – The 6th Vietnam Swans Annual Golf Classic, Royal Ivanhoe Golf Links, Melbourne
- 29 December, Melbourne – The 4th Vietnam Swans Annual Cricket Day, MCG (Australia Vs The Poms)
Last year’s events (2009):
- 27 March, Saigon – The Black Saturday Bushfire Fundraiser
- 28 March, Saigon – The Bushfire Bash; Vietnam Swans Vs Bali Geckos.
- 25 April, Kanchanaburi, Thailand – Thailand Tigers Vs Vietnam Swans (ANZAC Day match).
- 23 May, Hanoi – The Kainey Cup, Vietnam Swans Vs Jakarta Bintangs.
- 27 June, Hanoi – Gaelic Football Tournament
- 18 July, Hoi An – Internal match: Hanoi V Saigon
- 8 August, Hanoi – Craig Senger Memorial Match: Vietnam Swans Vs Lao Elephants
- 5 September, Kuala Lumpur – 10th Annual Asian Championships
- 24 September, Hanoi – 4th Annual Vietnam Swans Grand Final Cyclo Parade
- 26 September, Hanoi & Saigon – The Vietnam Swans 2009 AFL Grand Final Parties
- 29 September, Saigon - The Phoenix Perpetual Cup: Vietnam Swans V HMAS DARWIN
- 24 October, Hanoi – Fun Australia Day
- 31 October, Jakarta – The Kainey Cup: Jakarta Bintangs V Vietnam Swans
- 28 November, Bangkok – 3rd Annual Indochina Cup
- 12 December, Saigon – Swannies End of Season Function
- 28 December, Melbourne – The 2nd Vietnam Swans Cricket Day, MCG
- 29 December, Melbourne – The 5th Vietnam Swans Annual Golf Classic
Scores from the 2007 Tri Nations Tournament:
1. Vietnam Swans 5.2.32 def. Lao Elephants 3.5.23
2. Lao Elephants 4.4.28 def by Thailand Tigers 10.3.63
3. Vietnam Swans 3.?.18+ def by Thailand Tigers 13.?.78+
Official and comprehensive winners of the Tri Nations Tournament were the Thailand Tigers.