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Archive for September 11th, 2007

Swans launch Grand Final Poster

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 11, 2007

Today, the Vietnam Swans gave adoring fans an amazing preview of the official promotional poster for the Vietnam Swans 2007 AFL Grand Final Party in Hanoi.

This poster is so hot that it’s being printed as we post. It should hit the Streets of Hanoi by tomorrow afternoon with tickets being available for purchase from Jaspas, 4th Level, Hanoi Tower, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, and Al Fresco’s, by tomorrow evening.

For the footy record, organisers are tipping an awwwwwwwwwwwwesome Grand Final Party.

And finally, a Grand Final tip from the Swans Blog: Don’t crack it; get a ticket. Now.

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Swans announce Silver Sponsors for Grand Final

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 11, 2007

The Vietnam Swans have great pleasure in announcing that the following companies are sponsors of our 2007 Grand Final Party in Hanoi on 29 September.

We ask that you please consider using their services where appropriate.

 - With more than 300 offices in 50 countries, is the undisputed global leader in real estate services. Whether it’s apartments, offices, market research, feasibility studies, asset services, property management… speak to CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam). 

– Red Bridge Restaurant Bar and Cooking School, Hoi An. On the banks of the Hoi An River, Red Bridge offers half day cooking school programs, with a trip to the market, cooking lesson and lunch.

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Who will host the 2008 Asian Champs??

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 11, 2007

The airwaves are abuzz again with talk about hosting the 2008 Asian Champs. Where should it go? Who has the facilities? Who has two decent-sized ovals next to each other? Who has a location that is relatively cheap to fly to and is relatively inexpensive?

Yesterday, the Thailand Tiger’s President, Rhino offered Bangkok again as a venue for consideration as currently, no other venue has been locked in. If it is held in Bangkok, it would have to be held on 16 August (already, that is the only available date to book the Patana Grounds).

It must be said that the Tigers did an absolutley outstanding job this year.

In an earlier email, the Philippines believe that the Champs should be moved around the region “to showcase the game to the local community”. This is particularly important to the Philippines whose “main goal is to develop a proper league comprising of juniors and schools and just to be able to show every 5 to 10 years a major Aussie Rules event would no doubt be a massive help to any team”. Another option would be to formailise an Asian League with a North and a South Division; the top 3 of each division play off in Bangkok.

The Bali Geckos favour a permanent home which would also help raise sponsorship.

The Bintangs prefer a rotating system. It is a revenue generator for the host team. They can attract extra sponsors and give existing sponsors additional exposure. It’s also an opportunity to showcase footy to the locals which in turn, becomes a showcase to the AFL.

Singapore has said that they have two suitable ovals and they would be “more than happy” to host. Having said that, Bangkok is an exceptional venue with it being extremely accessible for all teams. However, it’s unfair to expect the Tigers to carry teh full burden of organisation each year. Perhaps a professional events management company could play a major role?

Well, that’s a snippet from around the region about where the Champs should be hosted next year.

What do you think? Post a comment. 

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Vietnamese overcome determined Samurais

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 11, 2007

has reported that last Tuesday night (4th September), ”Melbourne-Vietnam… defeated in what is becoming an annual match between the two sides. Around 50 people braved very cold conditions in Melbourne to see the home side run out 13-7-85 to 6-9-45 victors, at Elgar Park in Box Hill.

“The Vietnamese squad, comprised mostly of players performed strongly, but were frequently tested by a Samurais outfit keen to avenge . Recognition should be given to the Japanese players, their coaching and support staff and Troy Beard on the side’s continually improving performances. A full report on the Samurais tour will follow in the next few weeks.”

Meanwhile: a reminder to Vietnam Swans players… If you would like to travel to Japan at the beginning of October and play in the Narita Cup, we have an invitation from Box Hill North (the Mother Club of the Melbourne Dragons) to join them. More details about the Narita Cup will be posted shortly.

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