Yesterday, the Swannies fitness coach and dietician, Matt Natalotto who is also our Auskick coach, went to the ABC International School in Saigon with new Bostonian recruit, Scott Levin, to run a footy clinic. Here’s his report:
Friday 22nd October saw Auskick coach and Vietnam Swan Matt Natalotto team up with the Swans’ American recruit, Scott Levin, to take the District 7 ABC Bristich School kids through their first ever Aussie Rules clinic.
In what may well be a world first Scott, the boy from Boston taught Aussie rules football in Vietnam! Great work Scotty.
The kids were a mix of girls and boys ranging from 7 to 12 years old from various parts of the world including Korea, China, Vietnam, Chile the UK and plenty more. Some of the Korean kids were particularliy impressed to know that Fremantle and North Melbourne legend [286 games] is a Koren born lad and, at only 5′ 7″, was a great example of how small stature kids from far away shores can become unlikey heros in one of the world’s most phisically demanding games.
Matt, Scott and the kids went through the fundamentals of kicking, handpassing and marking. Some of kids advanced so well that they gave bouncing a go and even some long range goal kicking.
With the ABC school being just around the corner from the Swans RMIT home ground, we hope to see some of the kids and teachers down there soon cheering on their home town team – especially at the Indochina Cup which will be held on 27 November.
Yours sincerely, Matt (5′ 7″)
Auskick’s Weekly Saigon Sunday Sessions resume tomorrow at Parklands in An Phu, District 2 from 9-10am. Price: VND100,000. All welcome. Contact for further details.