It’s here! The 2018 AFL Grand Final will be contested between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles from 11:30am on Saturday September 29. Read on for all about the Vietnam Swans event in Saigon.
If you’re not in Saigon, you can still catch the AFL Grand Final at:
- Hanoi: Jaspas Hanoi (ticketed event, available on the door)
- Hue: Hue Sports Bar
- Da Nang: Dirty Fingers Da Nang
- Hoi An: 3 Dragons Hoi An
- An Bang Beach (near Hoi An): Salt Pub
- Quy Nhon: Quy Nhon Sports Bar
Wherever you are, the Vietnam Swans wish both teams the best of luck and hope you have a great day too!
Saigon AFL Grand Final Event at Jaspas Thao Dien
This year it will be Jaspa’s new flagship restaurant in Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City that will host the biggest ever Vietnam Swans AFL Grand Final Event. From 10am, we’ve got:
- SCREENS: Jumbo LED screen plus multiple screens throughout the venue;
- FOOD AND FREE FLOW: Brunch/lunch and free-flow catering by the leading western hospitality group in Vietnam (Al Frescos);
- VIP AREA: Carvery, seafood buffet, champagne and top shelf drink options for those who enjoy the finer things in life!
- KIDS ENTERTAINMENT: Family friendly entertainment options including a massive playground, face painting and more.
All the latest information is available at the Facebook event.
The 2018 AFL Grand Final is presented by Expat Tax Services, an Australian Chartered Accounting firm based in Ho Chi Minh City that specialises in providing tax advice and tax preparation services for Aussie expats located all around the world. Expat Tax Services have been servicing Australian expats for over 11 years. With clients located in every timezone around the world, Shane and the team at Expat Tax Services understand the tax issues faced by expats firsthand, because they’re not just expatriate tax specialists . . . they’re expats themselves!
If you need some assistance with your Australian taxes, or need some tax advice, reach out to Shane and the team at Expat Tax Services today.
A Special Guest: Merrick Watts
We are very lucky to have Merrick Watts hosting the Vietnam Swans AFL Grand Final Party in Saigon!
Merrick is well known as radio showman and media personality back in Australia, and he’s fresh off his successful Man of the Hour tour that hit the Melbourne International Comedy Festival earlier in 2018.
Merrick’s got great credentials in media and comedy, but probably far more important, he is a die-hard football fan and ‘footy bogan’. And with the addition of his much loved Pies to the Grand Final, a whole new dimension has been added to the afternoon!
Merrick will also be presenting a special comedy event on the Thursday night (September 27). Join Merrick Watts, Cher Love, Uy Le, Devin Gray and Ben Betterby at Jaspa’s Thao Dien for an evening of laughs presented by Saigon International Comedy. Tickets are 200k and include one Tiger Draft.
Auction Items and Raffles
We’ve secured some amazing items for the auctions:
- Signed playing jumper from GWS Giants
- Signed playing jumper from Sydney Swans
- Signed playing jumper from Alex Jesaulenko
- LATE ADDITION: A playing jumper from Collingwood for the 2010 Premiership, signed by three players
- LATE ADDITION: Football boots from Eric Hipwood, 21 year-old leading goalkicker from the Brisbane Lions and future star of the game.
Games and raffles are also a big tradition at our events: Pick the margins, first goalkickers in each quarter, best players will add to the excitement of the day.
We’d like to thank a long list of very generous supporters who’ve made prizes available to the Vietnam Swans at this year’s event in Saigon:
- Pullman Hotel
- Caravelle Hotel Saigon
- Le Meridian
- Beachside Boutique Hotel Hoi An
- Saigon Motorcycles
- Cheesecake Ngon
- Meatworks Butchery
- Sky 9 Rooftop Bar and Western BBQ
- Eddies New York Diner
- Baba’s Kitchen
- Poke Fresh
We’d also like to thank STONE Accounting and Business Advisory. Not only have they made a significant prize available for the raffle, they’ve also stepped up as Diamond Sponsor of the Saigon event. Rod and the team are experts for business advisory issues such as BAS returns, payroll, ASIC lodgements, company setups, tax returns and vehicle / equipment finance advice, on top of any individual guidance on tax, superannuation and more.
We’re Rolling On!
After the event winds down at 4pm, we’ll be continuing on to DTwo-Sportspub, just down the road.
Tickets are almost all gone!
VIP tickets sold out weeks ago. With an event capacity of over 200 people, this will be the best AFL Grand Final event the city has ever seen. Whether it’s your first or 100th AFL Grand Final this is an event not to be missed!
The last way to get tickets is by direct message to Rodney Stone. He has a handful left, but they absolutely will not last for door sales.