On 25 May, the Vietnam Swans in Saigon supported the Australian Consulate and Australian Education International with Experience Australia Day. The event was held at a school in Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 5.
We had a specially made Vietnam Swans handball board (thanks to the Swans sponsor, for the design) which was a big hit with the students. They had a fabulous time trying to handball the footy through the hole in the middle of the board. We lined them up in groups of 4. Each had two handballs and the person with the highest score won a small prize.
To the side, we played a DVD of the 2005 AFL Grand Final between the Sydney Swans and West Coast Eagles to add to the atmosphere.
The Vietnamese loved all of it - as they always do. The Vietnamese have such a great time playing with the footy. Without a doubt, the demonstration of Aussie Rules at these types of events increases the level of positive impact. It’s a winning combination.
Thanks to the Australian Consulate and Australia Education International for the invitation to the Vietnam Swans to support. Thanks to the Swans players who assisted on the day.