Posted by Vietnam Swans on December 26, 2009
National Prez, Phil Johns, wishes the Swannies, Merry Christmas.
Dear Swannies, Sponsors and Supporters
Australian bushfires, Jakarta bombings, the tragedy of war remembered at Hellfire Pass on ANZAC Day… The scale was as vast as the Swannies are tiny.
Each time we felt daunted but we wanted to do “something”.
We took a collaborative approach engaging with the Bali Geckos, Lao Elephants, Thailand Tigers, the Australian Embassy & Consulate, Auscham, Austrade and the wider community.
As an active footy club we were able to use our already scheduled international matches as vehicles of symbolic support, and to pay tribute, to people who were only far away physically. On each occasion, collectively, we had just one shot in the locker – and we tried to use them with great care.
In addition, the Swannies have done lots of other things this year (see below). It has been busy, hectic and successful.
Thank you to:
- Our sponsors and other supporters for your support this year.
- Each of the players who, as Micky J says, make the financial and time commitment to “play when you can”.
- The families and partners of the players who also support the growth and development of our Club.
Congratulations to the Saigon Shooters Netball Club – Saigon’s newest sporting club.
Finally, have a safe and Merry Christmas and… bring on 2010!