Posted by Vietnam Swans on March 24, 2010
Last Monday, Swannie Phil Murphy (from Hanoi) was in Melbourne where he dropped into Waverley – home of the AFL’s Hawthorn Hawks – for a very special reason. Below, he writes:
Attached is a photo of Mr Mike Warren, Community Relations – Hawthorn Football Club, presenting the ANZAC Day Match Ball to me at the home of the Hawks.
Mr Greg Cook General Manager – Consumer Service and Community and Mike have always responded to any request for support from us for Vietnam Football. I passed on the Vietnam Swans thanks as well as thanks from all players and supporters of the Swans in Vietnam.
Mike is looking forward to hearing how the match goes and congratulated us all for holding such a wonderful event.
This is a wonderful gesture from the Hawthorn Football Club and we look forward to recognising their contribution.
Indeed, it is a wonderful gesture of support by the Hawthorn Football Club. It’s an amazing thought that they would give the Vietnam Swans a match ball. But, perhaps even more amazing, is the fact that an AFL match ball will be used in a football match, between Hanoi and Saigon, in Vung Tau, Vietnam, on ANZAC Weekend, 2010.
The Vietnam Swans thank the Hawthorn Football Club for their support.