Malaysia to play in 2014 ANZAC Friendship Match
Posted by Vietnam Swans on July 30, 2013
The Vietnam Swans are delighted to confirm that the Malaysian Warriors shall play in next year’s ANZAC Friendship Match in Vung Tau, to be held on 26 April, 2014.
On behalf of the Vietnam Swans, National President, Phil Johns, invited the Malaysians after they toured Saigon on 20 July 2013.
President elect of the Warriors, Shaun Di Gregorio wrote that:
“The Malaysia Warriors are honoured to be invited by the Vietnam Swans to participate in the 2014 Anzac Friendship Match.
“It’s a great example of the Asian Football League showcasing our great game, while paying our respects to the Diggers who fought and died in our region. It’s a fantastic initiative and one that we are all proud to be a part of”, concluded Gregorio.
The ANZAC Friendship Match has been played in Vung Tau Vietnam (where the diggers used to play from 1966-71) since 2010. The first match was played between Saigon and Hanoi but since then, international teams, Hong Kong, China and Jakarta have toured.
Proceeds from the day are donated to Swim Vietnam, Water Safety Vietnam and the Vung Tau Orphanage.
In Asia, ANZAC Matches are also played in Kanchanaburi, Thailand and Balikpapan, Borneo.