In a great show of support from the Vietnam Swans’ namesake, former Sydney Swan player and current club director Brad Seymour has been confirmed as the special guest at this years McMillan Dinner, to be held at the new Pullman Hotel Vung Tau following the 2016 Anzac Friendship Match.
Seymour joined the Swans in 1994, and played 133 games over a 10-year career plagued by injuries, with his participation in the 1996 finals series and subsequent grand final loss to the Kangaroos as career highlights.
Seymour will appear on the couch for a Q&A session, in a massive night which also includes the Middleton Address, guest speakers including Ambassador Hugh Borrowman and Vung Tau legend Glenn Nolan, the launch of the Swan’s new local player and life membership initiatives and music from Swans legend Michael Johnston.
This year’s dinner will once again aim to raise awareness and funds for our Charity partners and through a massive raffle and auctions of Swans memorabilia.
We are very pleased to hold this event at the brand new Pullman Hotel with a fabulous all-inclusive dinner with seafood and carving stations prepared by their Australian Executive Chef, with 4 hours free flow beer and soft drinks.
Tickets and 2016 Swans Memberships are now available! Visit the Vietnam Swans online shop to purchase non-members and children’s tickets to the 2016 McMillan Dinner.
Tickets and memberships will be on sale at a national membership drive from 5pm this Friday night at our Official Venues of the Vietnam Swans – The Republic (Hanoi) and Champion Bar (Saigon).
Otherwise contact if you would like to reserve tickets and memberships for collection in Vung Tau (Friday 22 April at Tommy’s Bar).
2016 Program (as of 14 April)
Friday 22nd April
Friday night footy (4.50pm Hawks vs Crows) and informal welcome dinner at Tommy’s 3 Bar (order from menu)
Saturday 23rd April
Lam Son Stadium (Lord Mayor’s Oval, Greyhound Track)
11.00am Auskick clinic (all kids welcome)
12.00am Lagler Legends vs Al Fresco’s All-stars Game (4 x 15min Quarters)
1.30pm Presentation of Commbank Cup
1.45pm Pre match formalities inc national anthems and Ode
2.15pm 7th Annual ANZAC Friendship Match: Vietnam Swans Vs Jakarta Bintangs (4 x 20min Quarters)
4.00pm Presentation of the Friendship trophy at the ground
McMillan Dinner, Pullman Hotel Vung Tau
6.30pm Doors open, McMillan Dinner, Pullman Hotel Vung Tau
6.50pm – Welcome, acknowledgements and housekeeping (MC)
– Remarks by HE Mr Hugh Borrowman, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam
– Vietnam Veterans Day – Mr Glenn Nolan
– Swim Vietnam and Vung Tau Orphanage
7.30pm – Dinner
8.00pm – Swans Coach/Captain
– Jakarta Bintangs President Paul Halliday
– Swans President Grant Keys (Induct new Hall of Fame/Life Members)
– Middleton Address – TBC
– Launch of Swans Local Development Strategy – Tim Burdeu
– “On the Couch” Q&A with special guest Brad Seymour (Former Sydney Swans player, current Club Director)
– Fundraising Auctions and raffle draw for Swim Vietnam and Vung Tau Orphanage’
9.30pm – Formalities end, free flow continues until 10.30.
Sunday 24 April
9.30am – 2:30pm Coaches course with Wally Gallio, High Performance Manager, AFLNT – Upstairs Tommy’s Bar
– Players recovery, Downstairs Tommy’s Bar (3 AFL games shown live on big screen)
– Optional Battlefield Tours, Long Tan
Monday 25 April
4.00am Buses Depart Tommy’s Bar
5.15am ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Long Tan Cross
5.45am Busses Depart Long Tan for Tommy’s Bar
6.45am Gunfire Breakfast at Tommy’s Bar
10.30am Essendon vs Collingwood on the big screen
More details visit our 2016 ANZAC Friendship Match page