The 17th AFL sian Championships is almost here, with a record 18 teams converging at RMIT in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday October 15th for a huge day of Aussie Rules football.  There’s over 450 players expected to play in a massive 34 short, sharp and action packed matches throughout the day, with many more spectators and supporters expected.

Running the biggest Champs ever takes a lot of planning from many groups around Asia, but it also means that we need the best volunteer crew to help run the day.

We have a range of jobs available, including match-specific roles like goal umpiring and scoring, managing the ladder and results, and being a general runner or assistant throughout the day.

All volunteers will receive a Champs crew merch, Champs cap, and vouchers for food & drink.

If you’re able to assist the best footy Club in Asia put on the best ever Champs, go ahead and fill out the signup form!

AFL-AC2015-685(1)

Former West Coast Eagle and current Coach of the combined IndoChina local player team Andrew Embley confirmed for Champs

Latest Champs updates

The Swans and AFL Asia are happy to confirm 2016 Asian Champs will include special guest appearances from former West Coast Eagles premiership player and Norm Smith Medalist Andrew Embley, who will be around during the weekend assisting with the All-Asian Cup (on Friday October 14th) and during the main tournament on the Saturday.

Embley will feature in a special “On the Couch” sportsman lunch from 12-2pm on Friday 14th at RMIT’s Sorrento Cafe. Attendees will be welcome to stay on at Sorrento Cafe to watch the inagural All-Asia Cup from 2pm from the bar overlooking the ground. Embley will also participate in an AFL Asia Golf Day on Monday 17th October.

Details for the Friday Sportsman lunch and Monday Golf Day to be released shortly through AFL Asia. Tickets will be strictly limited but Swans members and supporters can reserve places now by contacting nationalpres@vietnamswans.com- stay tuned for more details!

Thanks to the support of the AFL, we are also happy to confirm AFL Victoria Umpiring Development Manager Rod Threlfall will attend Champs. Rod will be providing support to Head Official and Swannies Life Member Adam McDonald to offer training and accreditation to improve the skills of umpires from all clubs around Asia. Let us know via the online form if you would like to help officiate at Champs, with limited spots currently available for aspiring umpires wishing to attain Lv 1 accreditation.

Last but not least, the 2016 Champs is breaking new ground by hosting the first ever AFL women’s match, held at the conclusion of the preliminary matches on the Saturday.  Plenty of players from the Ladies Saigon Gaels and Viet Celt Ladies will be taking part alongside players from other countries around Asia. Contact nationalpres@vietnamswans.com if you or someone you know might like to participate in this historic women’s game.

Get on board for the Biggest Asian Champs Ever (media release)!

See the schedule, prospectus and more at the AFL Asia website.