Four years later, August 2007, the Hanoi Swans went national as the Vietnam Swans and debuted at the Asian Championships in Bangkok.
Highlights of our year include the ANZAC Friendship Match in Vung Tau, the Asian Championships, the Indochina Cup, the Swing to Swim Charity Golf Day (raised money used to reduce the number of child drownings in Vietnam), friendly matches, AFL Grand Final Parties, Christmas Parties etc, etc.
Objectives of the Vietnam Swans
To play regular competitive, international matches to:
Create the reason for the Club to exist
Appeal to players who like competition, travel and being part of a Club
Improve the general level of fitness of members
To develop and maintain a Club culture that is social, family friendly and welcomes a far broader group than just hard-core footballers
To give back to the local community; eg supporting swimming initiatives that reduce the number of drownings in Vietnam
To create special and significant functions / events that provide attendees with a richer experience than otherwise would be possible
To use Aussie Rules – Australia’s Signature Sport – as a vehicle to promote Australian causes/interests where appropriate
To use our Club as a vehicle to promote our sponsors to ensure they receive fair value for their sponsorship