The Vietnam Swans players love living and working in Vietnam. The Club therefore believes that it is important to give something back to the same community.
Aussie Rules and swimming have a lot in common. For example, while both sports can be fiercely competitive at the elite level, they can also be performed at a recreational/leisure level. Being sports, they both bring people together. Australia is well known for both its Aussie Rules and swimming successes.
The Vietnam Swans Footy Club obviously has an Australian flavour, brings people together, encourages fitness, fun, friendships and competition in the form of matches against other countries.
The Vietnam Swans are therefore very pleased to support swimming initiatives both financially and in terms of publicity. During last year’s Vietnam Swans AFL Grand Final Parties in Hanoi and Saigon, for example, USD2,700 was raised for the Hoi An Children’s Swimming Program.
In 2011, we will raise money at the ANZAC Friendship Match on 23 April. On 14 May, we shall co-host a Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day at Montgomerie Links, Danang, with all money raised going to swimming initiatives. The golf day will follow on from the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia’s World Conference on Drowning Prevention to be held in Danang from 10-13 May.