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Swannies’ Summer Sports Show, Melbourne, one month from today. Book now and win!

Posted by Vietnam Swans on November 28, 2012

Summer starts to sizzle for Swannies’ annual Melbourne events that are now just a month away. Also, win 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at the Novotel Nha Trang – or win a $100 VIP Cabs voucher in Australia.

It’s 28 November today – and that means it is exactly one month before the Swannies’ Summer Sports’ Show, comprising a triple header, rolls into Melbourne for the 8th consecutive year.

And this year we have some great door prizes on offer thanks to the and VIP Cabs Australia.

1. Friday, 28 December, Swannies’ 8th Annual Ryan Jeffery Golf Classic, Melbourne

That’s right, the Annual Ryan Jeffery Golf Classic will be held again for the eighth year (!) at , Heidelberg.

Given the intention of the day is to get as many Swannies playing together as possible, we will play rules. Thanks to the very social format of ambrose where each team plays the best ball, every golfer has a great fun day, irrespective of their playing ability.

Last year we unveiled the new ‘Red Ryan Jeffery Jacket’ for the winning team and we enjoyed some free drinks courtesy of Ivanhoe golf course’s manager, Shane Rice. Shane is an ex player for the Tokyo Goannas (click here for details).

Friends, brothers, sisters etc are very welcome. .

2. Friday 28 December, Swannies’ 2nd Annual Twilight Celebration Soiree, , 644 Rathdowne St, North Carlton ()

After the golf, we will adjourn to the Great Northern Hotel in North Carlton. A number of people, including Vietnam Veterans, friends, partners, families etc are expected to meet us there.

The Swannies’ Celebration Soiree initiative was introduced to the calendar last year. Given the growing number of Swannies who have returned to Melbourne, we wanted to introduce an event in Melbourne that was a bit more formal and would give the alumni a much better feel for what has been happening with the Club during the previous 12 months and what we might expect in the coming 12 months.

Novotel Nha Trang will donate two nights’ accommodation at the Swannies’ Celebration Soiree.

Accordingly, we will hang up some Ross McRae designed banners from various events during the year; we will have a slide show ticking over in the background of things we have done during the year and we will also have a couple of presentations to update everyone.

The function will be held from 4.30pm – 7pm. Being an informal event, people will just “pay as you go” for any drinks and food that are consumed.

And this year, as well as it being another Swannies’ mega chance to mix ‘n’ mingle, we will also have a mega chance to win…

Lucky Door Prizes – and VIP Cabs Australia

In a really exciting development for the Swannies’ Summer Sports Show in Melbourne, we are delighted to announce that two great prizes will be given away at the Celebration Soiree:

  • is offering one (1) voucher for a two (2) nights stay in a Standard Room for two (2) guests including breakfast. The Novotel Nha Trang offers resort style accommodation in the renowned seaside town of Nha Trang. Looking out on to the sea and close to transport and the city centre, this stylish 4 star hotel is centrally located on the main street. The Novotel has 154 modern rooms. Each has a terrace with stunning sea views. If you prefer the pool, there is also an outdoor swimming pool and a spa.
  • Kurt Walker will donate his $100 VIP Cabs Australia as a door prize. Book VIP Cabs and 10 per cent goes to the Swannies.

    $100 VIP Cabs Australia, donated by Swannie, Kurt Walker. VIP Cabs Australia has the contract for Qantas – and is also a sponsor of the Vietnam Swans. VIP Cabs Australia operates around Australia and every time the Swannies’ name is mentioned at the time of booking, 10 per cent of the fare will go directly to the Swannies!

    VIP donated a $100 voucher for the Swannies’ 2012 AFL Grand Final Party in Saigon and it was won by Kurt Walker. Kurt has very kindly donated it back to the Swannies to use as a lucky door prize at the Celebration Soiree. Meanwhile, if you love the Swannies and need a cab in Australia, follow the VIP Cabs Australia link to find out how to book and make 10 per cent for the Swannies.

3. 29 December, Swannies’ 6th Annual Test Cricket Match, MCC Members Pavilion, MCG Melbourne

If you love the cricket, you already love Melbourne’s Boxing Day Test Cricket Match which, this year, will be played between the Australians and the Sri Lankans.

If you love catching up with current and former Swannies at the MCG, this one is for you. We will again be in the MCC (Melbourne Cricket Club) Members Pavilion. Being in the members is just how the Swannies’ roll.

Derrin Limbrick and Josh Little are currently surveying pubs in Richmond for us to meet at en route to the MCG.

All are welcome and bookings are essential. Incidentally, the Celebration Soiree will be a great place to pick up your tickets.


It’s a Who’s Who of the Swannies yet again.

Big names attending some or all of these events so far include: Derrin Limbrick, Josh Little, Ryan Jeffery, Kev Dacey, Danny Armstrong, Nick Shiells, Dave Kainey, Phil Johns, Rick Gaffney, Michael Growder, Mark “Willy” WIlliams, Stan & Sinh Middleton and Chris “Snags” Canty. Plenty more mega names to be added.

To book your tickets for any of these events, or, for further details, please contact .

Photos from last year’s events

Click onto the links to see photos of last year’s , and .

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