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Western Bulldogs now tweeting in Vietnamese

Posted by Vietnam Swans on July 18, 2013

On 10 July, World Footy News published an article, , by Troy Thompson about the AFL’s Western Bulldogs becoming more involved with its local multicultural community – particularly the Vietnamese with live tweets during last weekend’s multicultural round.

Read the article below.

In an AFL first, the Western Bulldogs will live tweet in Vietnamese during (last) weekend’s afternoon clash against Essendon on Sunday – to mark AFL Multicultural Round.

The Club will also celebrate the languages of Melbourne’s diverse West in the lead up to the round – publishing footy articles on westernbulldogs.com.au in , Mandarin and Amharic (Ethiopian).

(Last week), the Western Bulldogs launched the  account which will be the hub of the Bulldogs’ multicultural match day activities for (last weekend’s) Round 16 and the Twitter channel of the Club’s community programs going forward.

Western Bulldogs Chief Executive, Simon Garlick, said the ethnic diversity of Melbourne’s West was a central part of the Bulldogs’ rich history and culture.

“There are 95 different nationalities represented in the Bulldogs’ backyard – from Vietnamese to Indian, Ethiopian to African,” Garlick said today.

“As the Community Club of the AFL, we are very proud to work in partnership with our community and government to celebrate and support people and families from different backgrounds and cultures.

“Through our community arm, Spirit West Services, we have engaged with over 40,000 people from multicultural backgrounds since 2005 through our multicultural community programs and initiatives.”

“We are thrilled to be hosting the centrepiece match for AFL Multicultural Round which celebrates the contribution of the nation’s multicultural heritage to our community and our great game.”

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