Friday, November 17, 2006

Soccer for the Streets

The Australian school where I work, Acet (Australian Centre for Education and Taining) have entered a football team for a mlocal charity competition organised by 15 May School, a local Vietnamese childrens charity here in Saigon.

Soccer for the Streets is a 5-a-side competition taking place next Saturday that has some big name sponsorships involved, including Adidas, Coca-Cola and Maersk. Our team is a mish-mash of staff and teachers and thus it's quite a multicultural team including Vietnamese, Englishmen, a Yank, a Canadian, one South African (duh) and a Scotsmen. We've been practising sporadically on Sundays (whenever we get an available field to practise on) and gasping and puffing through the two hour practises, with an occasional smoke break between halves for some. Yours truly will be gracing the forward right side with sublimal skill and a touch of class with the heavy weight and responsibility required to don the legendary No 9 jersey ala Alan Shearer (what a man he is). Hah.

We've been drawn with Maersk, some other corporate team and the Saigon Raiders in the group stage, which is a bit of a laugh because we just managed to scrape a team together and money for kits. We are...wait for it..."The Past Perfects" (only a teacher will appreciate the pun).

If you're in town next weekend, come around and support the charity and have a laugh with us (or at us) and watch some uber-unfit dudes stumble around and hack up a lung.
Come one, it's for a good cause...

November 25th - Tao Dan Sports Stadium, District 1, HCMC. Free entry, games begin at 09:30.

13 comments:

Susan said...

is it on saturday or sunday? saturday is the 25th. what time do the games begin?

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Susan said...

geez. sorry about that. i'm having some technical difficulties with the good ole mac.

loesil said...

sien jou daar...ek kom sommer vir die naweek, so dit maak nie saak of dit Saterdag of Sondag is nie!

Emmie said...

hey, wat soek ou George da in jou valley?

James said...

Da maak jy uiteindelik weer 'n comeback op die footy veld. Eks seka jy love et om weer te jam. Sterkte met die long terug sluk.

henno said...

Sorry, let me fix that - it should be Saturday the 25th!

Emmie - wie's George, of mis ek iets?

Thanks James, die bergie se longe sal oppie sidelines sit en vir hom hanne klap.

mullet said...

Haha, nice one. I hope you burgs kick some corporate ass. You looking to sign another striker? Haha! I will keep my eye on sky xtra, maybe they will show the tournament there. I'm sure you will have more fun jamming there than i am here. Its starting to get kak cold again, jamming tomorrow afternoon for a county team. Not the best but i need to keep my game up.

henno said...

Aye mate, hope that county gig went well. If we had the finances, I'm sure I could organise a summer window transfer, maybe on a Bosman free? And you can leave your long johns and woolies at home, I just got the sunburn of my life from yesterday's practise, eish.

Jon Hoff said...

Hey henno - looks like we'll be meeting up! I'm captain of the Raiders team at soccer for the streets......:)

henno said...

Ho ho, it's on Jon! See you on the field of battle (just don't rub it in if you set up a cricket score against us)!