The Vietnam Swans are headed to Thailand this weekend for the 8th Annual Indochina Cup. on this trip however, a number of Vietnamese students from RMIT University’s campus will also make the trip to play for the Indochina All Stars Team. Below is an article from RMIT’s weekly newsletter.
A number of RMIT students are taking part in the Indochina Cup (ICC) – an annual Australian Rules Football (AFL) tournament played between Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. This year’s ICC is to be held in Thailand on the 16th of August 2014 in Bangkok.
The Vietnam Swans are the defending champion of the ICC and will be looking to win the Cup for the 5th time.
RMIT will be well represented at this tournament with a number of current and former students, as well as staff, attending as part of the Vietnam Swans playing group. Commerce student Vung Kim To has been a member of the Vietnam Swans for the past 18 months, but this will be his first international tournament,
“I never thought I would get the chance to play sport in another country. It’s really exciting to travel to Thailand with my Swans’ teammates and hope that I can help them win’” said Vung.
The Vietnam Swans invite everyone to join them for training every Saturday at 2pm on the RMIT sports grounds in SGS. No experience is necessary as the focus is on fun and making new friends. For further information go to www.facebook.com/thevietnamswans
Photo: Clockwise from top left: Tim Burdeu (Senior Manager Sports & Rec), Duy Troung (RMIT Student), Nguyen Le (RMIT Student), Vuong Kim To (RMIT Student), Tuan Nhan (RMIT Student), Joshua Lee (Vietnam Swans President), Glenn Coffey (RMIT Student).
Footnote: the Swans article in the RMIT S&R newsletter was the equal most opened article by staff, and 3rd most opened article by students.