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Results of Hanoi’s 2010 Awards

Posted by Vietnam Swans on December 13, 2010

From left: Stanno (Hanoi's BnF), Willy, Dan Kindness (Hanoi's Best Club Man) and Nick Russo (Vietnam's Rising Star)

On Friday night in Hanoi, 10 December 2010, Hanoi’s best were recognised at a great awards night at JASPAS.

The results were as follows:

  • Vietnam’s Rising Start Award – Nick Russo
  • Hanoi’s Best & Fairest – Greg “Stanno” Stanton
  • Hanoi’s Best Off-Field – Dan Hopkins
  • Hanoi’s Best Club Man – Dan Kindness

17 year old Nick Russo was the well deserved winner of Vietnam’s 2010 Rising Star Award. On the field, he was always presenting and working hard. Nick managed to pick up a number of votes in Asia’s toughest competition, the Asian Champs in Shanghai.

Stanno, Hanoi’s coach, did a fantastic job on the field. Strength, skill, footy nouse… Challenge for the match committee in 2011 is to have him reduce his work commitments so he can play in more internationals!

Hanoi’s best off field, Dan Hopkins was an obvious choice. Somnehow manages to easily back up his off field performance with impressive on-field performances as well!

Dan Kindness was the runaway winner for the Best Club Man. He did an amazing job for the inaugural ANZAC Friendship Weekend in Vung Tau this year as well as introducing the mid week fitness session at the Australian Embassy.

It takes a lot of people to make a footy club flourish. The four individuals above have been singled out for their excellence but we also recognise all who have contributed. 2010 has been a great building year in the north and the foundation it has created for a successful 2011 year for the Vietnam Swans shows enormous promise.

Congratulations to all and for more photos of Hanoi’s 2010 Awards Night, click .

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2 Responses to “Results of Hanoi’s 2010 Awards”

  1. Brian Wrigley said

    Good to see the game progressing on a more formal basis.
    I played two games for 1RAR against 4RAR (who had a number of Maories in their team)
    The games were played on 9RARs chopper pad at Nui Dat in 1968 or maybe it was early 69.

  2. Hi Brian
    The game is definitely alive and well over here in Vietnam and Asia. We also understand that it was also alive and well back in 1968/69 down at the Lord Mayor’s Oval in Vung Tau and in Nui Dat.
    We would be fascinated to know more about your history. We have already hooked up with 2AOD and they have some fantastic photos of the time playing footy.
    Did you see the ANZAC Friendship Match tab on this website at http://vietnamswans.com/anzac-2011/ ?
    Any chance you can be in Vung Tau on 23 April 2010 for the our match against the Hong Kong Dragons?
    Thanks very much for contacting the Vietnam Swans.
    Regards
    Phil Johns
    National President

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