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.