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Archive for September, 2013

“How good is footy in Asia?” Promo video by AFL Asia

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 29, 2013

The newly established had an impossible deadline: 28 September 2013.

The task was to create a promo video that showcased the iconic Sherrin being handballed and kicked around Asia in front of iconic locations – all in time for the video to be played at 2013 AFL Grand Final functions hosted by member clubs.

The result was the above video. It’s an outstanding result given the time constraints.

Special thanks to the Macau Lightning and Dave Smith for proposing the initiative, the number of clubs that contributed footage and Dave and Mark Stennett for making it all happen.

Also special thanks to Art Phillips and Adrian Bolland (101 Production Music (APRA)) for providing the music and to Darren at Virtually Real for his editing work.

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Photos from Hanoi’s 2013 AFL Grand Final Party

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 29, 2013

Vietnam Swans in Hanoi at the 2013 AFL Grand Final Party.

For all the action and excitement of the Vietnam Swans’ AFL Grand Final Party in Hanoi, to view the photo album.

The event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Photos were taken by Alex Leonard.

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Hodgey, a wannabee Swannie

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 29, 2013

Everywhere Hodgey goes, he bumps into connections of the Swannies!

On Thursday, at the Hawks’ last training session of the season, Luke Hodge was snapped wearing a Swannies’ hat.

Yesterday at the MCG, after winning the premiership, Hodgey had his photo taken with the granddaughter of Ron Vernon’s cousin.

Ron, of course, is a gun Swannie who was also a premiership player during the days of the Vietnam Football League.

Go you Swannies and Hawkers!

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Taber Talk, 2013 AFL Grand Final – We’re in for an old-fashioned ‘no holds barred’ Grand Final

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 27, 2013

He’s opinionated, controversial and insightful.

He is Daryl “DT” “Smooth” Taber and he’s been writing Taber Talk each week of the AFL Finals Series since 2007. And he is back for the Big One: the 2013 AFL Grand Final.

Taber says, “We’re in for an Old-Fashioned ‘No Holds Barred’ Grand Final.” And so we say, you better read on!

MCG 2:30 Hawthorn v Fremantle

Many Thanks to Dave O’Shea for ‘subbing’ for me last week. Great tipping too! And speaking of tips, congratulations to our ex-Swannie Goal umpire (alias ‘Ong Za’) on winning the Vietnam Swans tipping competition on ‘percentage’. Every year he’s up there, and every year he beats me!

You may feel a sense of ‘de ja vu’ reading this Grand Final Preview as just 12 months ago I questioned  whether the best offensive team, Hawthorn, could get over the most resolute defenders back then, the Swans.

So have Hawthorn improved their game enough this year to kick a winning score against an even better defensive team in the form of the Fremantle Dockers? Directly after their loss last year, the Hawks shored up their own backline by acquiring a quality full back, Brian Lake. Lake has had a great year and has allowed the likes of Guerra, Hodge, Smith and Birchall to attack even more.

And up forward the Hawks have relied less on Franklin for their goals and in fact have often looked more potent without him. Jarryd Roughead won the Coleman medal this year, a great effort considering he often feeds the ball to his fellow forwards. Gunston, Puopolo, Breust and Rioli are a great support cast but need to break free from the web cast by the Dockers defence. In what may be his last game for the Hawks, it’s time to step up Buddy! Similarly, Ross Lyon needs a big game from Pavlich. Here’s the opportunity for these two champions to stamp their authority in a Grand Final.

Hawthorn has had a great season that included a 12-game winning streak, they finished the home and away season on top of the ladder, had the highest overall points scored and finally broke the ‘Kennett Curse’. However, they bear the burden of again being premiership favourites, and after last year’s Grand Final loss this load will get heavier the longer the game remains tight.

Fremantle has completed a remarkable two-years under coach, Ross Lyon, becoming the most difficult team to score against in the League. Freo’s overall percentage of 134 is only 2% lower than Hawthorns, even though they scored 500 fewer points. Ross Lyon bases his game plan on defence first, insisting all his players place enormous pressure on their opponents. In his arsenal he has the two most dedicated (insert annoying) taggers in Crowley and Ballantyne, that can also accumulate quality possessions. Impressively, Crowley has quashed Stevie J and Kieren Lack in the previous two finals. In somewhat of a turnaround, I expect all the Hawks to target these two taggers with some physical presence whenever they can. Freo may try similar tactics on “General Hodge? Expect fireworks folks! It will be hot in the kitchen, especially early on!

The Dockers have only two players that have played in grand finals, albeit with other clubs. In stark contrast, the team that played the Cats last week had 18 Hawthorn players that have played in a grand final. Both Michael Voss and John Longmire suggest Fremantle can win their first ever grand final if the big occasion does not distract them from fulfilling their roles within the team and applying their typical, relentless pressure.

Midfield Battle

Most games are won in the midfield. Freo’s Aaron Sandilands will be simply too tall and too good for Hale and Bailey. He is well supported by Zac Clarke. This means that the Dockers should often get first use of the ball. Hawthorn usually like to sub out Bailey for a midfielder late in the game. This will leave them short in defence if Sandilands goes forward, a massive task for a defender. On the other hand, Hale often goes forward and is generally a reliable mark and great kick at goal.

Form players for Freo include Mundy, Fyffe, Barlow, Pavlich, Mayne and McPharlin but also some that sneak under the radar such as Hill, Walters and Duffield. Last week Burgoyne, Hill and Rioli stood up when the game needed to be won. Burgoyne often shows his class in tight contests and I expect he will be another Hawk Freo are planning to shut down. Gunston rarely goes a game without kicking goals. Sewell, Lewis and Mitchell share the workload and Isaac Smith provides plenty of run and is a beautiful long kick.
This grand final promises to be another battle fought right through to the end. The forecast weather of showers, strong winds and possible storms won’t suit the high marking forwards. With the main emphasis from Fremantle being defensive-pressure I expect the winning score to be quite low.

I will stick with my week one tip, Fremantle. I expect them to apply enormous pressure again and dry up the Hawks scoring opportunities. It will be interesting to see if they can perform the same heroics under ‘grand final’ pressure, just as the Swans did last year.

Wherever you are watching our great game, Enjoy.

From everyone who reads vietnamswans.com, we would like to express our gratitude to Daryl Taber for his 7th Season of delivering Taber Talk. Absolutely outstanding again, DT! Nearly more fun to read than watching the AFL Finals.

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Decorations for AFL Grand Final parties start going up

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 26, 2013

Click on the pic to play the 7 second video teaser for the Swannies 2013 AFL Grand Final Parties in Saigon (Boomarang) and Hanoi (Intercontinental Hotel).

Yesterday, a giant Swannies’ AFL Grand Final banner was hung up outside the Boomarang, home of the Swannies Grand Final Party in Saigon.

How awesome do you think the Boomarang’s staff think it’s going to be??

and find out for yourself!

For full details of the Swannies AFL Grand Final Parties,, click onto Saigon or Hanoi.

Special thanks to:

  • Ross McRae (Ah McRae, you’ve done it again…) for another cracker banner.
  • Mark Stennett for another awesome video.
  • Adam Zakharoff and staff for their very accomplished acting skills.

Now,

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Media Release: Color and excitement of Australia’s ‘Real’ National Day, the AFL Grand Final

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 26, 2013

The colour and excitement of an AFL Grand Final Party in Asia.

Media Release: Color and excitement of Australia’s ‘Real’ National Day

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

2013 AFL Grand Final – 28 September

Unfortunately, in a crowded Asian calendar, Australia’s official national day in January is dwarfed by the goliaths of TET Lunar New Year and Chinese New Year.

However, all that changes in spectacular fashion on the Last Saturday in September when the colour and excitement of Australia’s “Real” (unofficial) National Day kicks in: the AFL Grand Final of Australia’s Signature Sport, “Kangaroo Football”. And it all happens next Saturday, 28 September.

The day is so important that Australian Governments of all persuasions and tiers dare not schedule elections that conflict with the untouchable… the AFL Grand Final. This year, for example, a federal election was held in Australia on 7 September – a full three weeks prior to the Grand Final!

Australia’s Kangaroo football is big business. It’s the fourth highest attended sport in the world (behind US football, German football and English Premier League). Its premier event, the AFL Grand Final, is played at the world’s 10th biggest stadium, the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), in front of a crowd of 100,000 people.

Around Asia, a plethora of AFL Grand Final functions, formal and informal, have mushroomed as the day experiences exponential growth in significance.

President of AFL Asia and the Vietnam Swans Australian Football Club, Phil Johns, says that, for Australians in Asia, the live satellite feed of the Grand Final is “like an umbilical chord for us. It’s the Grand Final of Australia’s Signature Sport. It’s a celebration of Australian culture and sport – and that’s what is of growing interest to an increasing number of non Australians. Effectively, the AFL Grand Final is a celebration of Australia’s unofficial national day.”

From Bali to Beijing, AFL Asia’s member footy clubs will spear head the charge to hold the biggest and best functions.

Travellers to the region will frantically google the internet desperately hoping to hop along to a venue with the live feed. The seasoned in the region will have already secured their preferred function’s tickets. The curiosity of non Australians will be heightened as The Day draws closer and the momentum builds.

The colour, the excitement, the energy and experience of celebrating Australia’s unofficial national day in Asia, at any AFL Grand Final event, is not to be missed!

In Vietnam, the Vietnam Swans (a founding member of AFL Asia) will host functions in Saigon (Boomarang Bistro, District 7. Families particularly welcome) and Hanoi (Intercontinental Hotel).

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Vietnam Swans formally approve National Code of Conduct

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 25, 2013

The Vietnam Swans’ Code of Conduct.

The following Code of Conduct, dated 20 September, 2013, has been formally approved by the National, Hanoi and Saigon Committees of the Vietnam Swans Australian Football Club. It applies to all players and officials of the Vietnam Swans.

The Club’s National Code of Conduct

Vietnam Swans Australian Football Club

20 September 2013

The words in this document are designed to guide behaviour. The behaviour we display on and off the field is a direct reflection of our Club’s culture.

To be a strong and vibrant Club, the Vietnam Swans need a culture that encourages inclusiveness. Inclusiveness helps us recruit players, supporters, sponsors and other stakeholders. And retain them – even after they have left Vietnam.

1.             OUR OBJECTIVES: WHY WE HAVE A CLUB

The Vietnam Swans Australian Rules Football Club is special; our reasons for being are not the same as some other footy clubs.

We have a club for the following reasons:

–       To make friends, in a sociable environment where everyone who wants to join in is welcome

–       To play footy as regularly as possible, and to introduce footy to the people of Vietnam

–       To give a little to the community we live amongst, in return for the graciousness of our hosts in letting us live here.

In order to achieve this, the Vietnam Swans do the following things:

  1. We create opportunities to play footy as regularly as possible, including by nurturing the relationships that allow us access to the things we need to play the game.
  2. We organise and deliver activities that demonstrate respect for all participants and allow them to participate as actively as they wish, regardless of nationality and background.
  3. We establish and protect a fun environment that makes playing footy as enjoyable as possible for all, irrespective of football ability.
  4. We support local charities, where appropriate, for the betterment of the local community.
  5. Through our conduct, we earn the respect of sponsors, parents, peers, playing ground owners/landlords (including RMIT University), the Australian Embassy & Consulate and all other stakeholders – including, at all times, our Vietnamese hosts.

As a club, we have established a code of conduct to make sure that we can do all the things we need to do to justify our reasons for being.

2.             OUR CODE OF CONDUCT: THE WAY WE DO THINGS

This section below outlines the way we behave as members of the Vietnam Swans.

To make our footy club work, we need a few things:

  • Teammates
  • An oval
  • A footy and some related kit
  • An opposition
  • An umpire
  • The respect and continued support of our community

3.             OUR TEAMMATES

To facilitate the “continual renewal” of the Club, the Club needs to create an environment that encourages people to join and players to participate as often as they possibly can. Accordingly:

  1. The Club has a zero tolerance policy for any physical altercation that erupts on the field or threatens to erupt on the field. There are no excuses.
  2. During training sessions and scratch / international matches, players shall be supportive of their Swans’ team mates (regardless of whether the Swans’ team mate is playing for the Reds or Whites or in an international). Where some “good fun” sledging of an opponent begins to encroach upon personal abuse, the player shall desist immediately to avoid the situation escalating.
  3. The Vietnam Swans Captain and/or Coach on the day shall have the authority to intervene if a member of the Vietnam Swans is not adhering to the above two clauses..

4.            THE PLACES WE PLAY

We are fortunate to have the trust and respect of some important partners that allow us to play our games. RMIT University’s sporting facilities in Saigon are critical to the long term success of the Vietnam Swans’ Saigon chapter. Similarly, the Australian Embassy in Hanoi provides the Vietnam Swans’ Hanoi chapter an incomparable benefit unavailable to almost any other group. Accordingly, when we gather to play and train, players must ensure that their behaviour is exemplary. Players at all times shall ensure that:

  1. All ground personnel including staff, students, grounds staff and security personnel are treated with respect.
  2. Dedicated toilet facilities are used at all times as required; ie, players must not use the bushes in preference to using the dedicated toilets.
  3. Players must leave the ground in a clean, tidy and orderly state.
  4. Players must not infringe on the rights of other users of shared facilities. Where there is a dispute with another party (eg an apparent double booking of the same facility), it shall be resolved in a professional and appropriate manner that does not adversely affect the reputation of the Vietnam Swans.

5.            THE KIT WE USE

A game without kit is 36 blokes standing around. Here is how we deal with the property we need to play the game.

  1. If the kit we use belongs to the Club, treat it with respect. It’s not yours to take and use; it’s ours to share.
  2. If the Club uses kit that belongs to you, you have every right to expect it to be treated with respect.

6.             OUR OPPOSITION

We need around 20 players from another country to travel here on the same weekend, or to show up in their hometown to play us. If we keep it fun, that improves our chances of playing more matches, because more people will want to play footy with us more often.

Footy can be a tough game. There’s a way the Vietnam Swans go about it.

  1. We play the ball with intensity.
  2. We recognise that without team mates, umpires and an opposition, we do not have a game in Asia. Over here, we cannot take these critical ingredients for granted.
  3. In Asia, every opposition player is an AFL Asia team mate.
  4. The Club has a zero tolerance policy for any physical altercation that erupts on the field or threatens to erupt on the field. There are no excuses.
  5. Where some “good fun” sledging of an opponent begins to encroach upon personal abuse, the player shall desist immediately to avoid the situation escalating.

7.             OUR UMPIRES

Without an umpire, we do not have a match. Creating a fun environment that supports the recruitment and retention of umpires is critical – whether in a scratch match or international match. Accordingly:

  1. The Club’s position is very simple: at all times, the umpire is always right. No excuses. No exceptions.
  2. It is recognized that, at times, a player will express frustration in the heat of the moment. If it is just a moment, the Club shall be more understanding.
  3. The Club will not tolerate any “hounding” of any umpire in an international match or scratch match – especially if it leads to personal abuse.
  4. Should the Club believe there is a ‘systemic failure’ with the umpiring, the coach / captain / president may approach the relevant officials to discuss.

8.            OUR COMMUNITY

The Vietnam Swans are a visible local expression of Australian culture and the Australian community in Vietnam. In turn, we receive support from the Australian community and the broader community commensurate with our contribution. Each of us is obliged to protect the reputation of the Club.

  1. At official Club functions, all players and officials shall behave in an appropriate manner that enhances the reputation of the Club and our sponsors.

9.             THE SIN BIN

Everything about this Club is geared towards the continual recruitment and retention of players, umpires and sponsors. We’re also wanting more clubs to tour more often to Vietnam. And we want to secure long term access to excellent facilities.

Accordingly, we strive to develop and nurture a positive culture of respect and fun. This document attempts to explicitly articulate the culture of the Club and its philosophy. This document is about guidance and prevention rather than “cure”.

However, in the event that an individual does engage in inappropriate behaviour,  the Club reserves the right to take disciplinary action which may include:

  • Immediately sending the offending individual from the ground
  • A reprimand
  • A suspension
  • Expulsion

10.            THE NATIONAL, HANOI & SAIGON COMMITTEES

The National, Hanoi and Saigon Committees:

  1. Have jointly approved this National Code of Conduct.
  2. May, from time to time, review and formally amend this document as appropriate.
  3. Determine any penalties, if appropriate, for all serious disciplinary cases.
  4. Saigon’s and Hanoi’s Committees will determine their chapter specific issues respectively with oversight from the National Committee. The National Committee shall consider issues of national interest: eg international matches.
  5. Serving members of the city chapters are elected at their respective Annual General Meetings at the beginning of the year for a 12 month period. The National Committee is elected from and by the Hanoi and Saigon Committees.

11.            SUMMARY

The Vietnam Swans thrive on ‘connecting communities’, building relationships and friendships. It makes our Club stronger and bigger by attracting more positive interest from new recruits, sponsors and other stakeholders – as well as securing the continued interest of our ever growing alumni.

We are all beneficiaries of the legacy of those who have come before us. It is now our responsibility to work together to lift the Vietnam Swans to the next level.

This code of conduct offers a set of guidelines for those who would like to make a proactive positive contribution to the Club’s development as members.

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Hawthorn Skipper, Luke Hodge, wears Swannies’ hat in Grand Final Week!

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 24, 2013

Left, Hawthorn Skipper, Luke Hodge, wears the Swannies cap today at training. Right, official historian of the VFL and Vietnam Vet, Stan Middleton, wears his Swannies hat at the MCG for the Elimination Final between Carlton and Richmond.

 

It’s Grand Final Week and Vietnam Veteran and Official historian of the VFL (Vietnam Football League), Stan MIddleton, caught up with the Hawthorn Skipper, Luke Hodge, today at training at Waverly.

As it happens, Stan just happened to be wearing a Vietnam Swans hat which he offered to Hodgey.

In Grand Final Week, with nothing else better to do, Hodgey was all over it! And why wouldn’t he? It’s a Swannies’ hat!

How awesome is the AFL Grand Final going to be in Vietnam and Asia?

Mega awesome!

Related items

  • Send in your photo to win the Swannie of September competition. Just send in a photo with someone wearing some Swannies’ merchandise that is somehow related to the AFL Grand Final for your chance to win a club polo shirt. For last year’s entries, .
  • For details of the Swannies’ AFL Grand Final Parties in Vietnam, click onto Hanoi or Saigon.
  • For details of AFL Grand Final Parties around Asia, hosted by AFL Asia member clubs, e.

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Gaelic footy and Aussie Rules declared a winner – again!

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 23, 2013

The Irish Gaelic lads took on the Aussie Rulers in Saigon on the weekend for some good craic.

Last Saturday in Saigon, the Aussie Rules boys and the Saigon Gaels caught up for a festival of Aussie Rules and Gaelic Football. The match is a lead up to the big one; St Paddy’s Day next year.

John “JR” Redmond provides us all with a review of the big weekend in Saigon.

The Saigon Gaels held their Bi-Annual Gaelic/Australian Rules football match last weekend. Despite the rain, there was a great turn out at RMIT as the Irish crept out from their dins and bars around Saigon and staggered towards the beautiful expansive RMIT oval. After a quick head count, the teams were divided fairly evenly with a mixture of Aussies, Irish, English, American, Vietnamese and even a Canadian (and one very angry man originally from Lebanon).

There was a quick run down of the rules before Rocket launched us into the first two quarters of AFL.

The football on display was quite impressive with many of the Irish emigrants getting to grips with the game fairly quickly. Play naturally revolved around the Milner brothers (who, incidentally, have donated two of their famous cheesecakes for next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final Party in Saigon!), as everyone else was too tired or old to keep up with the duo. Josh Leary commanded the ruck for the Whites whilst Phil Ghasseb and the Butcher made mince meat of the opposition for the Reds.

After two tough quarters, the Whites went in at half time with a lead of 8 points.

Rocket was relieved of his umpiring duties and joined his son, Jeremy, in the half forward line as JR (that’s me) took over officiating.

The next two quarters saw some exceptional Gaelic football being played by both sides. Sean Campbell, playing at centre half back for the Reds, dictated the tempo of the game, spraying passes, collecting loose balls and linking up with Rookie Rosenberg to devastating effect. As a result of a beautiful ball from Campbell, Rosenberg quickly got on the score sheet with a lovely point from 30 yards out. The Reds went on a bit of a scoring run, hitting a number of points whilst the Whites floundered with James Teague missing a number of great chances.

Josh Leary began to find his touch in the final quarter and began marauding around midfield, breaking challenges and generally causing mayhem for the Reds’ defence. He was the catalyst in a number of points for the Whites. Siobhan Synnot had a good game at right half forward, tormenting Nathan Milner,and Sean Boyle clocked up an impressive 5 points at corner forward.

The big talking point was the controversial goal by Johnny Clerkin. After a high ball into the box, Clerkin collected the ball, spun quickly and smashed the ball into the net. Replays showed that the ball had actually gone to the right of the post but the referee had already allowed it.

The Whites got two points near the end of the game to swing the game back in their favour and defeat the Reds by a mere one point.

With the football over and both teams thoroughly exhausted, the players retreated to the safety of the Alfrescoe’s tent where players and supporters celebrated/commiserated their victory/loss (delete as applicable) with a few chilled beverages and food. Bernie’s Irish bar presented a bottle of Jamesons to Man of the Match, Sean Campbell and Game On presented a voucher to Best On Ground, Jamie Gaffney.

A big thanks to all who came and supported as well as the Vietnam Swans for all their help in keeping the Gaels alive. We will put the O’Neils football back in the storage cupboard for a few months and get back to kicking that strange shaped ball the Aussies call a football.

Stay classy!

Special Comments from Billy J Cranger (actually, we’re not sure if “J” stands for Billy’s middle name. It just sounds right): “I thought JR was clearly best afield in both sports and, even as umpire, his mere presence inspired all the guys on the pitch and especially fired up the females in the crowd.”

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Getting goose bumps? Then get your tickets!

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 23, 2013

Purchase your tickets now for the 2013 AFL Grand Final Parties, Hanoi & Saigon!

Are you getting goose bumps just thinking about next weekend’s 2013 AFL Grand Final between Hawthorn and Fremantle?

Then, Get Your Tickets!! to the Vietnam Swans 2013 AFL Grand Final Parties!

For full details of the Swannies AFL Grand Final Parties,, click onto Saigon or Hanoi.

Scroll down for latest stories on this website.

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Nathan Jones’ jumper for Swannies GF Party – while short film goes viral

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 22, 2013

is a star player and Vice Captain for Melbourne Football Club. In 2007, Jones came third for the – behind Joel Selwood and Scott Pendlebury. Last year, he won Melbourne’s Best and Fairest and finished in the Brownlow’s Top 20 with 14 votes. He is also the son of a Vietnam Veteran.

This year, Nathan has signed a Melbourne jumper for the Vietnam Swans which will be auctioned at our 2013 AFL Grand Final Party in Saigon next weekend.*

This year, Nathan also stars in Melbourne’s entry for Virgin Australia’s Short Film Festival which showcases AFL Clubs going the “Extra Mile”.

“Sam Arnold is fighting cancer. Incredibly, that’s not his concern. The single father, who cannot work, simply wants to give his six-year-old son, Sydney, a birthday present.That’s when Nathan Jones and Jack Watts answer the call, giving Sam his wish and Sydney a birthday he’ll never forget.”

In the final scene, Sydney runs out onto the field with the Melbourne footballers before a big match. Sydney keeps repeating, “It’s awesome”.

Be sure to “Like” the video. So far, Melbourne is in second place (behind St Kilda but in front of Freo).

* Special thanks to Nathan Jones from the Vietnam Swans. Special thanks to Garry Bail-Smith for organising the jumper. Garry shall attend an Auskick training session on 12 October in Saigon before he starts cycling and running to Hanoi to raise money for KOTO with his .

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The iconic Sherrin is kicked / handballed in front of iconic places around Asia

Posted by Vietnam Swans on September 20, 2013

Click to play this teaser for footy in Asia as the iconic Sherrin is kicked and handballed in front of iconic places around Asia.

All member clubs of AFL Asia are putting together a very short video of the iconic Sherrin being handballed from one country in Asia to the next – in front of an iconic location.

Here, the Swannies in Hanoi have been hard at it in front of the iconic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

the 15 second teaser.

It’s raw. It’s uncut. And it’s still to go through post production to make it incredibly silky and slick. Imagine it’s unparallelled beauty once that has happened.

The entries from each country will be stitched together to form a single video which will then be played prior to the AFL Grand Final parties around Asia on 28 September.

How mega awesome will that be?

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