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Archive for May 18th, 2008

Swans update

Posted by Vietnam Swans on May 18, 2008

Swannies, take a breath: it’s hectic!

  1. Saturday 24 May, RMIT @ 2pm – Scratch Match
  2. Sunday 25 May in District 5 – “Experience Australia Day” showcasing Aussie Rules
  3. Saturday 31 May, Hanoi @ 2pm – Vietnam Swans Vs Singapore Wombats in our new jumpers – with our new sponsors: Linfox, Loscam, Blue Ink Asia, Big Rooster Footy, Bobby Brewers and Jim Beam

1. Saturday 24 May – Saigon Swans, turn up for some quick match tactics followed by an internal practice match.

2. On Sunday 25 May, Australia Education International and the Australian Consulate are putting on “Experience Australia Day” in Saigon. The Swans have been asked if we can showcase some Australian Rules. We will have some footies, an exclusive Vietnam Swans handball board made up purely for this event and a big screen showing the 2005 AFL Grand Final which the Sydney Swans won.

We’re looking for volunteers to help out. Our specific slot runs from 2pm – 3pm (an update with specific details will be posted shortly) but it would be good to go from say 1pm – 3.30pm. We’ll wear our footy jumpers and have an awesome time. Please let me know if you can make it.

3         31 May, Vietnam Swans Vs Singapore Wombats, Hanoi. On the Friday night, dinner at Jaspas. Saturday, game starts at 2pm and there will be 4×15min quarters. 16 players per side plus unlimited bench. Dinner at Jafa Restaurant and Bar. Sunday brunch – Green Mango Restaurant. Swans Coach – Jarrod Dale, Hanoi (former captain of the Swans and Swans’ coach on 3 previous occasions for 2 victories). We’re trying to find a hotel at the moment.

So far, confirmed players from Saigon are: Phil Johns, Matt Johns, Clint Muzza, Big Joe, Damo, Chris Arnie (?), Eddie the Mexican, Sam the Man, True Drew, Anthony Cursio (?), Nathan (?).

Have I missed your name? Email me and let me know. It’s the unveiling of our new jumper and sponsors… It’s a piece of history… You wouldn’t want to miss this one…

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A new recruit to the Swans family!

Posted by Vietnam Swans on May 18, 2008

Mr Ed and Kate Smith have downsized!

That’s right. Previously, the then Hanoi Swans were actively involved in supporting the Warmhouse Orphanage in Hanoi. We would go to the Orphanage and start off kicking the footy before the kids would force us to kick the soccer ball! It was great fun – and leading the charge always were Mr Ed and Kate Smith. They really enjoyed being with a very extended family! 

Kate, Meg and Mr EdEd and Kate have since returned to Tassie. The Swans Blog is proud to announce that they have successfully downsized from heaps to one. On Mother’s Day, 11 May 2008, Kate gave birth to Ms Meg – “(E)M” for short. Ed describes it all as the perfect Mother’s Day present. Ms Em “weighs in at a hefty 8.8lbs and is stacking on the kgs”.

Attached are some photos of Ed, Kate and Meg (interesting to note that Ed has found a new use for the esky). Also, attached are some photos of Ed and Kate at the Warmhouse Orphanage.

Mr Ed - Nostalgia - Same shirt, different times and locationsBut how are Ed and Kate coping with life after the Swans? Ed explains, “We still love getting all of the mighty Swans emails. Sounds like the Swans are having a pretty busy year – makes me nostalgic. We had such a great time with you guys.”

Given the shirt Ed is wearing with Em appears to be the same shirt he was wearing at the Orphanage, we’re hearin’ him when he says he’s feelin’ nostalgic. Hearin’ me?

Congtaulations Ed, Kate and Em – from all the Vietnam Swannies.

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