Tomorrow at 2.15pm at RMIT University, Saigon, the ball will be bounced to kick off the 2nd - Cup between the Vietnam Swans and .
In August, we heard that the match between Vietnam and the HMAS ANZAC was “momentous” because it was an Australian warship playing a game of AFL in Vietnam.
Tomorrow will be historic because:
- It will be the first ever - Cup to be played in Vietnam
- Thanks to sponsorship, we will unveil for the very first time at RMIT some proper AFL goal posts (Scotty Stacey with the RMIT ground staff have lengthened the oval (!) to a respectable 120m (and 70m wide))
- It will be Sam Grigg’s last match for the Swannies as a resident of Vietnam – albeit as our coach due to a broken foot.
The Malaysians last toured Vietnam (Hanoi) back in 2006 and won in a good contest. In March of this year, we travelled to Malaysia and came back home licking our wounds. But tomorrow is a new day and there’s some quiet confidence in the Swans camp!
Special thanks to , Vietnam’s leading real estate search company, for designing the match day banner. Also, thanks to , 65 per cent owned by Nestle Water, for supplying the players with water on the day.
- 7.30pm tonight at Cafe Latin – Welcome drinks with the Malaysian Warriors
- 2.15pm tomorrow at RMIT Saigon – Ball is bounced to start the match
- 7.30pm tomorrow at Bar No. 5 – Dinner and drinks with both teams