Having heard about a mythical group that had once played a 3-team tournament and now watched footy in Ha Noi, I climbed 4 flights of stairs at Pepperoni’s to find a dark room and a bewildered staff member saying “not here any more”. So ended my first training session. They didn’t get any easier in the humidity at Dead Cat Stadium, but there were always plenty of liquid replenishment stations nearby.

Magic Moments:
– First Thailand Tigers match at My Dinh Stadium (2004).
– First OS match in KL (2005).
– First Asian Champs in BKK (2007) with my shoulder used for mark of the tournament.
– Semi-finals at Singapore Asian Champs- we didn’t kick a goal against Wombats or against Dragons in the previous match, but we got there!
– Discussing ANZAC Matches with Phil Johns after Kanchanaburi and realising we wouldn’t be invited back for at least a decade, so why not do our own thing.
– Wanting to be seen as more than just a bunch of ex-pats kicking the footy and drinking beer, then spending 2 years searching for a worthy charity to support in the form of Swim Vietnam.
– Inaugural Central Vietnam Games in 2015.
– Playing with people from bucketloads of countries.

Inducted – 2013
Positions – Wherever someone short and slow is required. Coach of Al Fresco’s All Stars
Awards/Honours – Rick Trewavas “Spirt of the Swans” Medal, Cannonball Run 2013