The 2019 AFL Grand Final will happen on Saturday September 28. 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 2019 AFL GRAND FINAL EVENT AT JASPAS THAO DIEN
This season is close! With eight teams remaining (Geelong, Collingwood, West Coast, Essendon, GWS, Western Bulldogs, Brisbane and Richmond), who will make it to the grand final??
We’re heading back to Jaspa’s flagship restaurant in Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City for 2019. We’ll be hosting an even bigger event than last year! 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, and more.
All the latest information is available at the Facebook event (coming soon).
A SPECIAL GUEST: PETER SCHWAB
AFL great Peter Schwab will be joining us!
Peter had a distinguished playing career in the AFL/VFL, with a 12 season career with Hawthorn. Not only did Peter win three flags, but he also missed the 1989 Grand Final after a suspension for striking an Essendon player.
Peter has gone on to hold coaching roles with Richmond and Hawthorn, and even managed the AFL Umpiring Department for 2 years!
We are very lucky to have Peter hosting the Vietnam Swans AFL Grand Final Party in Saigon!
There is a bundle of merch that will be auctioned on Grand Final day! Keep your eyes on this page: there are also rumours of a Hawthorn jumper to be added to the list.
PREMIERSHIP CONTENDER – RICHMOND TIGERS
This playing jumper is on its way to Vietnam. The Tigers are in impressive form, sweeping aside the highly fancied Brisbane Lions. Could this be the year of the Tigers? And could this become the next AFL dynasty?
PREMIERSHIP CONTENDER – GWS GIANTS
The Giants have reached a Preliminary final and, with one of the most talented lists in the league, will hope to contest their first ever Grand Final. This 2019 playing jumper has been signed by the full team.
Thanks to Western Sydney University who donated this to the Swans on their yearly student trip to Vietnam earlier in the year.
The Lions have had a massive 2019, jumping from 15th to 2nd on the ladder. Despite a disappointing September, the Lions young list have huge potential and this squad is poised to return Brisbane to it’s early 2000’s.
This signed playing jumper could be the perfect item to own to celebrate the Lions’ return to success! Thanks to Rod Stone for securing this for us!
SPECIAL – MELBOURNE DEMONS & MARK OF THE CENTURY
Shaun Smith took “Mark of the Century” back in Round 22 1995 at the Gabba. He’s has also been good enough to sign a retro jumper for the Vietnam Swans!
This is a 1995 era Melbourne playing jumper. It will be framed with a hand painting of the Mark of the Century. Last year’s ‘signed and painted’ Carlton was a show stopper and this will be too for a lucky Demons fan.
Thanks to Kevin Wilkinson for chasing this up for us in Melbourne.
SPECIAL – DUKE UNIVERSITY / ZION WILLIAMSON
This one is a special addition: A team signed Duke basketball singlet and match-day program from the historic night they took on state rivals the North Carolina Tar Heels. Among those to have signed the singlet are 2019 top NBA draft picks Zion Williamson (pick 1), R.J. Barrett (pick 3) and Cam Reddish.
The game was attended by some serious heavy hitters including Barrack Obama and Swans Men’s team Coach Rod White, who is the proud uncle of Duke’s captain Jack White. This is certainly an incredible piece of memorabilia and we’d like to thank Rod White for donating it!
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 have a long list of very generous supporters, including our donors from 2018 (who will surely be back again!):
- Pullman Hotel
- Caravelle Hotel Saigon
- Le Meridian
- Beachside Boutique Hotel Hoi An
- STONE Accounting and Business Advisory.
- Saigon Motorcycles
- Cheesecake Ngon
- Meatworks Butchery
- Sky 9 Rooftop Bar and Western BBQ
- Eddies New York Diner
- Baba’s Kitchen
- Poke Fresh
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!
Tickets are available now from:
- The National President of the Swans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Any Swans Player
- Venues in Saigon
- Online via Ticketbox (general admission only).