"Covid lockdowns forced creative and innovative thinking.
Scuba Diving + Cricket are my 2 passions. So we established a Vietnamese Company to specifically focus upon the sporting needs for individuals + companies throughout Vietnam: Vietnam Sports Development + Management - VSDM
Without tourists, the diving industry came to a standstill. Slowly it's picking back up, but mainly through Resident Expats and Vietnamese students.
Cricket however is only reliant on resident expats and Vietnamese, so how to give back to the community and offer them something different? Most players practice on football fields which are unsuitable for small numbers. Using 5 a-side pitches were ok apart from the potential for accidents with the ball passing through the nets (designed for footballs) and hitting innocent bystanders. So, we took over this neglected and under-used astroturf pitch, hidden away in the Maritime Academy in D2, and went to work. Small mesh netting now surrounds the sides and covers the roof, allowing cricketers to play their full range of shots. We started a Saigon Women's + Men's Sixes League, generously sponsored by Bombay Sapphire. The ECCS, SACC, Long Thanh CC + ICCS all use the field for their weekly practice and training; it's open to all clubs, existing and new.
We're now diversifying into other sports including VietKick (AFL), Netball, Hockey, Lawn Bowls and Football (soccer). We even have regular Dog Obedience training classes!
The field is becoming popular with the local International schools during the day for curricular sports.
We hope to see you here soon"
for all things Diving + Cricket in Vietnam
232 Nguyen Van Huong.
(Entrance to the Maritime College # 2)
Next to Evita
If arriving by moto, please take a ticket and pay 5,000vnd on exit