The Vietnam Swans in Hanoi held a Committee Meeting on Friday 26 March. Below are the minutes.
Agenda Item 1 – National Perspective.
Willy emphasised that the Vietnam Swans have been making some enormous gains at the national level and recent success of events such as the Buckley and O’Donnell clinic in HCMC has given us some tremendous recognition.
Agenda Item 2 – Laos Game
Willy applauded the effort of the five boys who represented Hanoi at the Laos game. Willy hoped we could develop the enthusiasm further and aim to have at least 8 travel at the next international match, which will possibly be to Cambodia. Willy explained that the Thursday fitness training and well-structured Saturday sessions had a clear benefit during the game, which was particularly evident when Stanno laid a massive bump that almost knocked someone into next week.
MJ added that their was a great mix during the game where people played in the right positions and were manned up against suitable opponents. The 12 aside also worked extremely well.
Agenda Item 3 – Tour Program.
MJ asked Willy if the National Committee could establish the footy calendar (possibly two years in advance) to give enough time to take advantage of cheap flights when they become available.
Agenda Item 4 – Excess baggage for Auskick gear
Willy highlighted the great effort of Phil Murphy in obtaining a match footy for the ANZAC day clash from the Hawthorn Hawks, as well as a couple of boxes of Auskick gear. While transiting through Singapore, Phil was charged with excess baggage for the Auskick stuff, so Willy proposed that the Club subsidise Phil where possible.
Seconded: Dan K
All in favour.
Agenda Item 5 – ANZAC Weekend Match
Dan K summarised where we are at in preparation for the trip to Vung Tau. There are approximately 70 people from Hanoi making the trip and bookings for flights and accommodation have been submitted. The transport plan is in the process of being coordinated and quotes have been obtained. The away jumper/tour shirt has been designed and a mock-up will be returned shortly. Depending on the price, the aim is to have at least 30 made, but if cheap, enough shirts will be made for all people (including kids) going on the tour.
Willy suggested that the match footy only be used for the first quarter or half, and then auctioned after the game to raise money.
Agenda Item 6 – UNIS Spring Fair
Dan K explained that the Club had been approached by those organising the Australian Table at the UN International School (UNIS) Spring Fair, which will be held from 1100Hrs to 1500Hrs on 10 April. The theme for the Australian table will be Australian Rules Football and the Swans have been invited to run an Auskick clinic, as well as a handball competition. Prizes for the handball comp will be provided, but the Swans have been asked if we have a handball target as well as Vietnam Swans banners.
Willy stated that supporting these types of events is excellent for the Club and that we need to get right behind it. Let Willy know if you can help out on the day.
Agenda Item 7 – Fines
The Sherrif undertook to formalise a system for paying fines and being fined.
Tomorrow in Saigon: Vietnam Swans Saigon Committee meeting.