SAFL is back in a big way in 2023! 2022’s season ended on a high with a fever pitched Grand Final and post match presentations putting a fitting exclamation mark on the season. Anyone who thought that is as good as it gets will think again come Saturday…

Footy is Back at RMIT

The Southern contingent of the Vietnam Swans return to their old stomping ground for the upcoming season, the magnificent plateau that is RMIT University in District 7! For the recent arrivals RMIT has hosted many of the Swans finest moments including our first ever ICC win and the best ever AFL Asian Championships in 2016.

Libba was especially pumped to learn of footy returning to it’s spiritual home in the South. Rumour has it Bevo was less impressed when he noticed his star midfielder searching for flights to Vietnam ahead of the Bulldogs only AFL warm up game this weekend. Some of Libba’s finest Saigon work can be viewed here … 

At least until the summer break, RMIT’s whispering fields will serve as the Colosseum for four groups of SAFL warriors: The title-defending Ben Thanh Bears, the Thu Thiem Tigers, The Vung Tau Vipers and the Cho Lon Crocs will once again take the stage in 2023 to battle it our over nine rounds to see who rules the coveted Ho Chi Minh City roost.

Our home deck isn’t the only change happening this year, there are some unbelievably good playing tops currently at the printers, and there may also be some fresh blood leading these groups of men and women as each team tries to pull the Mighty Bears down from their back-to-back pedestal. Stay tuned for full 2023 membership info.

Everything you need to know…

SAFL Round 1

04th March, 2023

Bears/Vipers vs Crocs/Tigers

10:45am – RMIT University, District 7 HCMC

Round 1 of the SAFL sees the Bears and Vipers join forces to take on the Crocs and Tigers in what should be a cracking opener and will no doubt set the scene for an action-packed season ahead.

Be sure to tune in to our social channels and website for SAFL game reports, ladder positions and leaderboards!

To those that don’t already know, the SAFL (Saigon Australian Football League) is a mixed men’s/women’s Australian Rules football league taking place in Ho Chi Minh City, all ages and skill levels are more than welcome (spectators also welcome!), please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested and would like some more information!