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Swans in AusCham’s Quarterly Newsletter

Posted by hanoiswans on March 28, 2008

In another scoop for the Swans Blog, 3 days before the end of the Quarter, we can reveal that we appeared in  the Australian Chamber of Commerce’s Q1 Quarterly Newsletter. The article reviews 2007 and looks forward to 2008. Click on the picture to the left to enlarge.

To see other articles about the Swans in the media, click on In the Press

“In 2007, Australian Rules Football in Vietnam took an exciting and significant leap forward. Saigon… combined with Hanoi to form a National Vietnam team, the Vietnam Swans. The Vietnam Swans went on to play their first ever Asian Championships as well matches against the Hong Kong Dragons, Lao Elephants and Thailand Tigers…

“We were able to contribute to good causes including the Warmhouse Orphanage in Hanoi, Prostate screening in Central Vietnam…

“We launched a new blogsite in May which has recorded nearly 20,000 hits (now 27,000 hits)…

“Interest from the media has continued with good coverage in local magazines such as AsiaLife, Timeout and Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper (see In the Press tab for all media coverage)…

“Relationships with AFL heavyweights such as Triple Brownlow medalist, Bobby Skilton, Triple Premiership Player, Clark Keating and Sydney/South Melbourne Team of the Century Player, Tony Morwood have continued to grow…

“Back in Melbourne, the Elgar Park Dragons (comprising predominantly Vietnamese Aussies) played their first ever season of AFL… and will tour to Saigon in September of this year…

“The beginnings of a relationship have also been formed with the National Vietnam Veterans’ War Museum at Phillip Island, Victoria…

“2008 is shaping up to be an exciting year with a number of matches already scheduled including Malaysia (twice), Bali, Singapore, the Asian Championships and Elgar Park Dragons…”

For the full story, click on the picture of the article above.

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