Tomorrow, the Swapions will take on the Scorns at Saigon's RMIT University! (Banner, Ross McRae)
National President, Phil Johns send out an update regarding tomorrow’s big clash between the “Swapions” and the “Scorns”!
Dear Swannies, Sponsors and Friends
- Tomorrow: Swapions Vs Scorns, RMIT University, Saigon
- Angry’s reflections from afar: “My time with the Swannies.”
- Thank you again to the sponsors of the Vietnam Swans AFL Grand Final Parties in Hanoi (JASPAS) and Saigon (Boomarang Bistro)
While the Vietnam Swans’ AFL Grand Final Parties may have been held three weeks ago may have drawn the curtains on the AFL’s 2011 season, our season’s just warming up!
Last week it was the Royal Australian Navy; tomorrow it’s the Swapions and Scorpions (!) and next month, we have the 5th Annual Indochina Cup in Lao. Then it’s Swannies’ Christmas parties, annual cricket days at the MCG, golf in Melbourne…
Tomorrow: Swapions Vs Scorns, RMIT University, Saigon
The Guangzhou Scorpions, Asia’s newest team, said at the start of the year that they would tour Vietnam. Touring is always tough due to the costs and time away from work and families. And it’s tougher for the new teams with smaller playing lists to draw upon. The Scorpions have been further challenged by some key injuries – but the Scorpions have already started arriving in Saigon!
The Vietnam Swans welcome the Scorpions and congratulate them for proceeding with the tour.
Embracing the spirit of Asian footy, together with the Swannies from Hanoi who are flying down for the weekend, we shall mix the teams completely to have a real contest. Gunagzhou, Hanoi, Saigon and Vung Tau will all be split into two teams named, the Swapions and the Scorns. The Swapions shall wear the Swannies’ jumpers and the Scorns shall wear the Scorpions jumpers.
This weekend will be another important building block in the developing story that is Asian football. And to mark the occasion, Ross McRae (you’ve done it again), has prepared another ripping match day banner.
Players from the Vietnam Swans shall wear black armbands in memory of Hoa’s grandmother who passed away during the week. Hoa, from Kangaroo Indochine Wines, is a great and active supporter of the Vietnam Swans and Auscham.
Tomorrow’s match will be played at RMIT University in D7, Saigon from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Free entry. Al Fresco’s will be selling food and drinks. International SOS will be in attendance at the match. Afterwards, we shall all move to the Boomarang Bistro Saigon. All welcome.
Angry’s reflections from afar: “My time with the Swannies.”
Dave “Angry” Hadley left Vietnam five months ago. From Oslo, Norway, he has reflected upon his three years with the Swannies and his post appears on the Swannies’ website.
Dave has a list of “many memorable moments both on and off the field“ which serve as a reminder of the role that this club plays in people’s lives – and just how busy the Club has been.
Click here to read Dave’s post.
Thank you again to the sponsors of the Vietnam Swans’ AFL Grand Final Parties in Hanoi (JASPAS) and Saigon (Boomarang Bistro)
We mentioned the Swannies’ AFL Grand Final Parties in Hanoi and Saigon at the beginning of this email. They were great parties and we had amazing sponsors.
To see just who we had as sponsors, click onto Hanoi’s Grand Final Party and/or Saigon’s Grand Final Party.