Do you Miss Australia???
The answer is “Yes, sometimes”.
When the two Australian Glamours return to a land Down Under, people will ask, “Do you Miss Vietnam Swans?” The answer will be “Yes, always”.
Current Miss Australia, Laura Dundovic and former Miss Australia/ Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins will meet with the Vietnam Swans in Saigon at a disclosed location (the New World Hotel) on an undisclosed date (sometime between Wednesday and Friday of this week).
As soon as the Swans receive the word regarding time and date, an email will be sent to Swans members in Saigon. Especially for those of you who have our new footy jumper, try to make it to the photo shoot. If you can’t make it, try to give your new footy jumper to someone who can.
Laos Footy Trip
The Laos Footy Trip is on! We’re off to Vientiane. The date is likely to be Saturday 19 July.
Last year, half a dozen players from Laos joined the Vietnam Swans’ inaugural campaign at the Asian Championships. So excited, they went on to form their own footy club, the Laos Elephants. At the time, they told the Press that they were named the Elephants because they were “slow, fat and almost extinct”.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Since then, the Elephants have toured to Hanoi for the Tri Nations Cup against Vietnam and Thailand and have hosted a match against the Jakarta Bintangs.
The Lao boys were a key reason why the Swans were able to play in our first Asian Champs. It’s therefore very appropriate for us to make the tour to Laos in the Elephants’ first year of not being extinct. A tour to Laos will also be an ideal warm up for the 2008 Asian Champs which will be held in Singapore on 5 September.
Captain Gus is organizing the tour. Expect an email from him with all the details.
The Vietnam Swans Organisational Structure
Not only is he a Super Coach, Scotty Stacey is an Ideas Man with good ones. He’s noted that as our National Club grows, our very informal organizational structure becomes less able to support any future and sustained success on and off the field.
A separate email will be sent that proposes we set up a committee in both Hanoi and Saigon where each city is responsible for its own affairs. Then, there will be a national committee to look after national events and issues such as (security, inflation, immigration) the Asian Champs, insurance etc.
Special thanks to Club Sponsors:
- Blue Ink Asia
- Bobby Brewers Coffee
- Jim Beam
- Big Rooster Footy
Honk yer horn if you love footy.