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Archive for October 9th, 2010

Saigon Times reports on Ryan O’Keefe’s tour in Vietnam

Posted by Vietnam Swans on October 9, 2010

The Saigon Times reports on the Sydney Swans' Ryan O'Keefe's trip to Vietnam

Yesterday, in an article written by Michael Smith, the Saigon Times reported that:

An Australian football star from the AFL Sydney Swans team is leading a cycling tour in NorthernVietnam to raise money for Australian cancer research for kids.

Now that the football season is over, Ryan O’Keefe is leading a team of nine cyclists including former teammate Jared Crouch and Swan’s footballer Matthew Nicks on a 12-day cycling trek. The trek of northern Vietnam will raise money for the Australia-based Oncology Children’s Foundation (OCF).

By pedaling 50-75km a day on the steep roads of the Northern Highlands starting near Ha Giang, they hope to raise AU$50,000. The money will help fight the aggressive types of cancers that kill 200 Australian kids a year.

Since the end of last season, Swans star and OCF ambassador, O’Keefe, has become a father, won the award for club’s best and fairest, and played his 200th game for the club.

‘’This trip is going to be like my own tour, seeing a beautiful new country from a bike,’’ said O’Keefe, who is along for the trip but can’t cycle because of an injury.

To read the rest of the article, which also includes a reference to the Vietnam Swans and our assault on next weekend’s Asian Champs in Shanghai, click onto the .

To read about Willy meeting O’Keefe and Crouch at JASPAS in Hanoi last Sunday, click here.

To see other articles that have been written about the Vietnam Swans, click here.

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