On the eve of the 12th Annual Asian Championships next weekend in Bangkok, details of a tour to Cambodia have been confirmed.
The Vietnam Swans will kick off our 2012 campaign with a tour to Cambodia for a match on 3 March.
However, we will not be playing the Cambodian Cobras. Following a partnership agreement with the AFL’s West Coast Eagles, Cambodia have rebadged and rebranded themselves as the .
On , The Football Tragic writes:
This (partnership) is more than branding rights with the West Coast Eagles declaring their intent to maintain their Cambodian trip as part of their player and leadership development (program). The work the West Coast Eagles undertook (on a previous trip) in Tra Pang Saray (village) in just five days will hopefully be undertaken in other villages requiring desperate assistance. In addition the agreement will see the players venture into communities to undertake clinics and showcase the game of AFL to another market, but more importantly, into villages and towns that know little more than farming and family. Additionally the Cambodian Eagles will be provided with equipment and merchandise, products that will come in very handy as they pursue a community program of extreme significance.
Cambodian Eagles President Steve Morrish has written that the Eagles are extremely pleased to have the Vietnam Swans “over here for a friendly, particularly now that we have our own ground which is looking better every day.”
But before Phnom Penh in 2012, we have the Asian Champs in 2011 – next weekend.