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The 2007 Narita Cup & Melbourne Vietnam

Posted by hanoiswans on August 8, 2007

Last week, reported that the Japan AFL has officially started promoting the 2007 Narita Cup. The Narita Cup will be held on 6 October in Tokyo and will coincide with the 20th anniversary of footy in the country.

Japan has been on the move in the last 20 years and now has a senior and a university competition. Further, the All-Japan Samurais played in the 2002 and 2005 International Cups. You may also recall the number of Japanese Nationals who represented Japan at the Asian Champs last month in July.  

At this year’s Narita Cup, 5 teams have committed - the Tokyo Goannas, Eastern Hawks, University Samurais, Osaka Dingoes and (VAFA, Australia).

Box Hill North is, of course, the Mother Club of the Elgar Park Dragons. Additionally, because of our loose links with Box Hill North and the Dragons, Box Hill North have extended an invitation to the Vietnam Swans to join them in their Narita Cup Campaign. 

Meanwhile, the Samurais will tour to Australia from 30 August to 9 September 2007. On 4 September, they will play Melbourne Vietnam at Elgar Park.

How good would it be if the Melbourne-based Vietnam Swans could make a special appearance at Elgar Park for that game?

For full details of the 2007 Narita Cup and the upcoming Samurais tour of Australia, click on the  link.  

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