Over many years it has been a privilege to visit the Danang University of Sport as part of our study tour to Vietnam. It is a great opportunity for the students to undertake some cultural exchange with the Vietnamese students.
To facilitate this cultural exchange the Vietnamese students play WSU students in a game of Futsal, and then in return WSU students introduce AFL. The sessions involve introducing the basics of handpassing, marking and kicking the AFL ball which is often received with some very curious looks form the Vietnamese students. It is amazing how quick some of the skills are picked up even though the ball and game is totally foreign to them.
We are very grateful to AFL NSW/ACT who have provided us with some AFL footies to run this session and facilitate this cultural exchange through sport. At the end of the session each of the Vietnamese students received a footy and some of the footies were also left at the Danang University of Sport for their sporting programs. Who knows, maybe some future AFL stars in the making.