Sydney Swans website: Vietnam Swans prepared for ANZAC clash
Posted by Vietnam Swans on April 21, 2012
The Sydney Swans website has just run a story on the Vietnam Swans and the 2012 ANZAC Friendship Match entitled .
The story is written by Jordan Laing and appeared on 20 April 2012. Below is an extract.
Two guys, a signed Bob Skilton photograph and a pizza place was all it took for the first ever AFL club to be born in Vietnam.
Known as the Vietnam Swans, the team was formed one memorable Friday night while a group of Australian ex-pats were watching, of all things, AFL on television at a local pizzeria in the nation’s capital, Hanoi.
Eleven years later and the team is preparing to take on the China Reds in the third annual ANZAC Friendship Match at their local playing field.
“During the [Vietnam] War, there was a Vietnam Football League where the diggers used to play for two premierships each year on the then Lord Mayor’s Oval in Vung Tau,” president of Vietnam Swans, Phil Johns said.
“That Lord Mayor’s Oval is now the Vung Tau Dog Track which is where we play the ANZAC Friendship Match.”
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- To learn more about the ANZAC friendship Match, click here.