Posted by hanoiswans on January 28, 2009
Long ridiculed for being the Vietnam Swans Farewell Club, we’ve been at it again. Swans National President, Phil Johns farewells Matt Johns.
Last weekend we said goodbye to Matty “just one more” Johns, his partner Rebecca and their son, Junior. Junior has had a magnificent start to life. Only a couple of months old, the young Hawthorn supporter went to the Vietnam Swans inaugural AFL Grand Final Party in Saigon last year - and watched the Hawks pull off a stunning victory against the Cats!
Johnsy has been a champion around the Club. A gun in defence and always in attack off the field with his catch cry, “Let’s just have one more before we leave”.
As well as having a baby, Matt and Rebecca opened up the Bobby Brewers coffee shop in District 3. Bobby Brewers promptly became the Official Sponsor of the Vietnam Swans’ team shorts. This type of support has been a key building block in the development of our Club.
While Rebecca and Matt have chalked up less than two years in Vietnam, their contribution makes it feel like they have been here for many years more than that. They have both been tremendous assets for the Club.
Accordingly, without exception, everyone at the Vietnam Swans wishes Matt and Rebecca well back in Adelaide. No doubt, the City of Adelaide will appreciate them returning but, more importantly, the Hawks will appreciate having a few decent supporters in the midst of the Adelaide nongs…
On behalf of the Vietnam Swans, thank you again Johnsy, Rebecca and Junior for your personal support - and for enlisting the support of Bobby Brewers. Covering the Swannies’ “budgie smugglers” with the Bobby Brewers shorts was a real crowd pleaser.