Vietnam Swans National President, Phil Johns, sends out an update 24 hours before the 3rd Indochina Cup kicks off in Bangkok.
Dear Swannies, Sponsors and Supporters
Stop Press: Indochina Cup Draw announced!!
- Game 1 – Lao Elephants Vs Vietnam Swans
Game 2 – Thailand Tigers Vs Lao Elephants
Game 3 – Thailand Tigers Vs Vietnam Swans
The 3rd Annual Indochina Cup, Bangkok, 28 November 2009
Remember the inaugural Indochina Cup back in Hanoi in November 2007 between the Thailand Tigers, the Lao Elephants and the newly formed Vietnam Swans – which Thailand ultimately won?
Former Hanoi Swans President, Daryl Taber wrote in his column, Taber Talk:
It was a weekend of milestones; the international debut of the Lao Elephants (with 5 Irish lads who they picked up at the airport!), the first combined footy/netball Tri Nations Cup in Vietnam,` Rooster’s appearance in his 18th international guernsey Fish’s final appearance as the Thailand Tigers’ Coach and we raised $280 for charity as part of the Mo-Vember campaign.
It was also Daryl’s farewell match for the Swannies.
In 2008, the Tri Nations Cup was rebadged as the Indochina Cup and was played in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, between the Cambodian Kangas, Thailand, Lao (eventual winners) and the Swannies. It was a massive send off for Saigon President of the Swannies, Scotty Stacey. In the post match report, then Captain Gus McEwin wrote the following:
Match Day was a beautiful sunny day of about 40 degrees in the shade… A cracking tour which will go down in history as one of our best.
Tomorrow, we will play in the 3rd Annual Indochina Cup in Bangkok. The Swannies shall front against the Thailand Tigers (who we played in the ANZAC Day Match earlier in the year) and the Lao Elephants (who we played in the Craig Senger Tribute Match earlier in the year). Further, Saigon’s newly formed Saigon Shooters’ Netball Team will take on Thailand’s and Lao’s netball teams.
But the big question is, having lost Club Giants Taber and Stacey in the two previous Indochina Cups, will the Vietnam Swans Farewell Club lose anyone else at this year’s Cup? No! In fact, for one match only, we welcome back Scott Beasley (Saigon, 2007-2008), Rhys Stephens (Saigon, 2008) and Paul Schwerdt (on and off in Hanoi for the past couple of years).
Meanwhile, one day out from the official commencement of the weekend, Rabbit Season has already started. “Elmer Fudd”, Fines Master, Matt Townsend is already rumoured to be very interested in reviewing one particular incident. Derrin (Saigon President) and Fleur (Saigon Committee Member and Derrin’s fiancee) were scheduled to fly to Bangkok tonight. Alas, they found out yesterday that Fleur had actually booked the morning flight meaning that both will take an unscheduled day off work. Derrin’s response?
She’s had a shocker.
Indochina Cup 2009 – Bring it on!
LoretoFest 09, Saigon 28 November 2009
If you’re not coming to Bangkok, , the Saigon International Music Festival will be held tomorrow, Saturday 28 November, 2009, at RMIT University, D7 from 2pm – 11pm. Great music and all money raised goes to the Loreto Foundation.
Swannies End of Season Christmas BBQ, 12 December 2009, District 2 Saigon
The Swannies in Saigon will host an End of Season Christmas BBQ for all players, sponsors and supporters. Partners and children are most welcome. To confirm your attendance, email the Vietnam Swans by 5 December 2009.
Vietnam Swans Cricket Day, Melbourne
The 2nd Annual Vietnam Swans Cricket Day will be held in Melbourne at the MCG on Day 3 (28 December) of the Boxing Day Test Match. To confirm your attendance, email the Vietnam Swans
Vietnam Swans Golf Day, Melbourne
The 5th Annual Vietnam Swans Golf Day shall be held in Melbourne at the Royal Ivanhoe Golf Links on 29 December (Day 4 of the Boxing Day Test Match). The following people have already confirmed:
- Michael Growder (Hanoi, 2004 – 2007)
- Dave Kainey(Hanoi 2003 – 2005)
- Micky Francis (Hanoi, Since Forever – Current)
- Ryan Jeffrey (Hanoi, 2003 – 2004)
- Travis Fennell (Hanoi, Since forever – Current)
- Greg Armstrong (Saigon, 2007 – 2009)
- Phil Johns (Hanoi/Saigon 2004 – Current)
- Micky Johnston (Hanoi 2004 – Current)
To confirm your attendance, email the Vietnam Swans
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