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Oz’s favourite footy jumper - The VN Swans??

Posted by hanoiswans on September 3, 2008


As part of the AFL’s celebration of 150 years of football, they are holding a competition to find .
The winning entry will receive $10,000 of Nike training equipment.
Even though we don’t play in Australia, the Vietnam Swans submitted our jumper into the competition. An we made it through to the final!! (Even if the AFL has decided to set up a separate international category).
The AFL’s Promotions and Publicity Department has written to the Vietnam Swans:
Congratulations, your entry into Australia’s Favourite Footy Jumper competition has been made a finalist in a special international category. You can vote for your team’s guernsey from today at
Due to the fact that the competition was only open to Australian entrants, you will not be eligible for the $10,000 of Nike gear, however there will be a special prize awarded to the winning international guernsey.

How good is that? Please log onto the AFL’s and cast your vote on your favourite jumper - which is our jumper…

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Swans in AusCham magazine

Posted by hanoiswans on September 3, 2008


The Australian Chamber of Commerce’s () news magazine for the 3rd Quarter of 2008 has come out with a story on the Vietnam Swans.

Miss Australia has somehow managed to sneak back into the limelight…

To read the story in pdf format, click on .

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It was a momentous day…

Posted by hanoiswans on September 3, 2008

The CBA is now open for business in Vietnam

At last week’s match against the HMAS ANZAC, we quoted the ANZAC’s coach, Irvo, as saying that “this is a momentous occasion for an Australian warship to play an AFL match in Vietnam”.

It was also momentous for a number of other reasons:

  • In 2000, the ANZAC visited Saigon and played an AFL match against the Saigon Saints which still had a playing team at that time.
  • Next Anzac Day, 25 April 2009, the Vietnam Swans will travel to Thailand to play in the Thailand Tigers Anzac Day match. The match is played in Kanchanaburi near the infamous Burma Railway’s Bridge on the River Kwai. It is a privilege for the Vietnam Swans to be invited by teh Thailand Tigers to play in their Anzac Day Match which will also be attended by several ex POWs.
  • The Vietnam Swans in the Vietnamese media

    The match received a mention on a number of Vietnamese news services including Vietnam News, VTV, the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary etc. The match was included in the from Hanoi. Type “Vietnam Swans” and “HMAS ANZAC” into Google and see the number of results. 

  • Vietnam Swans ruckman, Danny Armstrong, wasn’t able to play in the HMAS ANZAC match last week as he was in Hanoi officially opening… the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Vietnam!
  • It was the match that the new, black Bobby Brewers-sponsored shorts were unveiled.
  • Vietnam Swans backman, Matty “One More” Johns wasn’t able to play in the HMAS ANZAC match as he was in Australia where he’s just had his first. The baby’s name? Jesse. The sex? We’re not sure yet.
  • Vietnam Swans Captain, Gus McEwin wasn’t able to play in the HMAS ANZAC match as he was working.

A truly momentous day.

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