AFL Asian Champs 2016, HCMC, Vietnam

Welcome signage

Welcome signage

How good were the AFL Asian Champs in Saigon on 15 October? One of the finest sporting events ever organized on Vietnamese soil. Well done all round to the Vietnam Swans for putting together a smashing competition.

The banners flying at fort Macau

The banners flying at Fort Macau

How good is the how goodin’ propensity of our Vietnam Swans brethren to how good their way through life without a care in the world? This factor created a great vib in Saigon. Coupled with top quality logistics, both led to a memorable two days

Jim Kiernan admires the terrible beauty of the ruck in a Macau game

Jim Kiernan on the edge of the ruck in a Macau game

A fairish number of VC went to Saigon to support the Swans as they hosted the AFL Asian Champs for the first time. We also travelled down to reciprocate the Swans entering an U12 team in our GAA Asian Youth  Championships in Hanoi on 19 November.

John Shoulders gets involved

John Shoulders gets involved

John Shoulders and Jim Kiernan located some grandmothers from Macau in their family trees to qualify under the granny rule to play for Macau Lightning. The elegant Lonan O’Briain lined out for Vietnam Swans B. The VC Ladies had five players taking part in an historic first AFL Asian Champs women’s game .

VC Ladies amongst the two teams in the historic AFL Women's game

VC Ladies amongst the two teams in the historic AFL Women’s game

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