Dave Cunningham takes on the Vietnam Swans at the Hanoi Invitational 2009.
Great news which augurs well for the future of Gaelic Football in Vietnam . Last week, Dave Cunningham organised his first Gaelic Football training session at his school, Hanoi Academy. Dave is a well respected coach in both Gaelic Football and Association Football circles in Hanoi and has brought a level of organisation to both scenes which is having a huge impact.
It is an old cliché that the future of a sport lies in its youth and to put a sport on a solid footing, it must be played in schools and to expand, there must be inter-schools competition. We hope to launch an inter-schools competition between VAS Hanoi and Hanoi Academy sometime in late April or early May before the end of the academic year. The objective this semester is to set the process in motion as the boys concerned (Year 9) have important examinations to complete this academic year and build on it next year when there is less academic pressure on them.
The ACB have offered us the services of a visiting coach from Ireland who has been seconded to the ACB for six months. He should be able to spend a week in Hanoi and will help out with the schools Gaelic Football. The Viet Celts will be giving Dave every support in his endeavours.