According to the 2016 Census, aside from English, Vietnamese was the fourth most common language spoken at home in Australia (1.2 per cent of the total population). The first major wave of Vietnamese migration to Australia started in the mid-1970s, with the arrival of large numbers of refugees following the end of the Vietnam War. Australian and Vietnamese links continue to grow via personal ties forged through tourism, business, education and volunteering.
The 2016 census recorded 294,798 people of Vietnamese ancestry, with 219,355 people born in Vietnam.
Have you ever wanted to pull on your national jumper and represent your country?
Playing Footy 9s gives you an opportunity to do just that! It’s a fun and exciting new sport, with both full contact (tackling) and non-contact (no tackling) options to choose from.
If you are of Vietnamese descent and keen to represent Vietnam, please join the Team Vietnam Facebook group.