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Beginnings: The Sydney Swans are an Australian rules football club that play in the Australian Football League. The club is reigning from Sydney, New South Wales. The club, founded in 1874, was known as the South Melbourne Football Club until it relocated to Sydney in 1982 to become the Sydney Swans. Sydney is the only AFL club based in New South Wales, and was also the first club in the competition to be based outside of Victoria.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: Telstra Stadium - 72,393 in round 21 2003
  • * Most Games: 60 by John Rantall 1963-72 & 1976-9
  • * Largest Finals Crowd: 104,239 for 1970 1st semi final at the MCG
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
1 Sydney 22 17 5 0 2221 1469 151.2 68

Indicative Draft Order

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The 2017 National Draft will once again be held in Sydney.

The Sydney Swans will currently enter the AFL National Draft with their first pick being selection 14 after the completion of their season on the weekend.

After finishing higher on the ladder at the end of the home and away season the Swans finish in fifth position and get the lower draft pick than the West Coast Eagles.

PORT Adelaide's stunning extra-time after-the-siren loss to West Coast in their elimination final last Saturday has proven a draft bonus for the Brisbane Lions.

The Lions, who hold pick one at the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, now also get pick 12 - a selection received from the Power - after Port's demise in the first week of the finals.

With pick 18 also in hand, the Lions will have three selections in the top 20, as our indicative draft order shows.

The Giants have essentially been stripped of their first-round...


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Indicative Draft Order

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The 2017 National Draft will once again be held in Sydney.

The Sydney Swans will currently enter the AFL National Draft with their first pick being selection 14 after the completion of their season on the weekend.

After finishing higher on the ladder at the end of the home and away season the Swans finish in fifth position and get the lower draft pick than the West Coast Eagles.

PORT Adelaide's stunning extra-time after-the-siren loss to West Coast in their elimination final last Saturday has proven a draft bonus for the Brisbane Lions.

The Lions, who hold pick one at the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, now also get pick 12 - a selection received from the Power - after Port's demise in the first week of the finals.

With pick 18 also in hand, the Lions will have three selections in the top 20, as our indicative draft order shows.

The Giants have essentially been stripped of their first-round...


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Swans say thanks!

Thank you for season 2017! Senior Sydney Swans players thank fans for their loyal support throughout the 2017 season.

The Sydney Swans Football Club would like to thank our loyal and passionate fans for their ongoing support during a record-breaking 2017 season.

It was a history making season both on and off the field with record membership, record crowds and becoming the first side to make the finals from a 0-6 start.

Vice-captain Luke Parker took the opportunity to thank fans for their amazing support.

“They have been sensational all year,” Parker said.

“To have a record-breaking crowd in finals, for them to stick by us through the start of the season and show their passion and love for this club is incredible.

“We can’t thank Swans fans enough for the atmosphere, the enthusiasm and support they bring for us and it is amazing to be part of.”

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Parker proud

Season review: Parker 2017 player review with Luke Parker.

AFL 2017 Rd 12 - Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs

Luke Parker is proud of what his side achieved in 2017 despite a disappointing end to the season.

When the final siren sounded on the Sydney Swans' first win of 2017, star midfielder Luke Parker hoped it would be the start of something special.

And it was.

On that sunny Round 7 afternoon at the SCG, Sydney defeated Brisbane by 54 points, a result warmly welcomed and today fondly remembered by Parker following six long weeks at the office.

Sitting 0-6, the Club was desperately trying to rebound from its worst start to a season for 24 years.

Some still held out hope coach John Longmire and his charges could turn their fortunes around. Besides, they'd played off in a Grand Final less than six months earlier and they still possessed quality personnel to challenge.

While many believed the season was gone, Parker knew brighter...


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Parker proud

Season review: Parker 2017 player review with Luke Parker.

AFL 2017 Rd 12 - Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs

Luke Parker is proud of what his side achieved in 2017 despite a disappointing end to the season.

When the final siren sounded on the Sydney Swans' first win of 2017, star midfielder Luke Parker hoped it would be the start of something special.

And it was.

On that sunny Round 7 afternoon at the SCG, Sydney defeated Brisbane by 54 points, a result warmly welcomed and today fondly remembered by Parker following six long weeks at the office.

Sitting 0-6, the Club was desperately trying to rebound from its worst start to a season for 24 years.

Some still held out hope coach John Longmire and his charges could turn their fortunes around. Besides, they'd played off in a Grand Final less than six months earlier and they still possessed quality personnel to challenge.

While many believed the season was gone, Parker knew brighter...


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Cooking with Courtney

Throughout the 2017 season we are going to bring you a number of recipes from Sydney Swans chef Courtney Roulston. 

We will bring you a different recipe each week from Courtney involving a lot of what the players eat on a weekly basis.

BROCCOLINI & SOFT EGG SALAD WITH CHILLI CARAMEL DRESSING

SERVES 4 

8 free range eggs, room temperature

2 tablespoons Asian fried shallots to garnish

¼ bunch coriander, leaves picked to garnish

1 lime to garnish

Chilli Caramel:

200g palm sugar

100ml water

2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

2 long red chillies, sliced

1 tablespoon tamarind puree

2 tablespoons fish sauce

To make the chilli-caramel, Place the palm sugar and water into a medium sized saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then add in the garlic, chilli, tamarind and fish sauce. Bring up to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 6-8 minutes, or until the...


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Cooking with Courtney

Throughout the 2017 season we are going to bring you a number of recipes from Sydney Swans chef Courtney Roulston. 

We will bring you a different recipe each week from Courtney involving a lot of what the players eat on a weekly basis.

BROCCOLINI & SOFT EGG SALAD WITH CHILLI CARAMEL DRESSING

SERVES 4 

8 free range eggs, room temperature

2 tablespoons Asian fried shallots to garnish

¼ bunch coriander, leaves picked to garnish

1 lime to garnish

Chilli Caramel:

200g palm sugar

100ml water

2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

2 long red chillies, sliced

1 tablespoon tamarind puree

2 tablespoons fish sauce

To make the chilli-caramel, Place the palm sugar and water into a medium sized saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then add in the garlic, chilli, tamarind and fish sauce. Bring up to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 6-8 minutes, or until the...


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Cooking with Courtney

Throughout the 2017 season we are going to bring you a number of recipes from Sydney Swans chef Courtney Roulston. 

We will bring you a different recipe each week from Courtney involving a lot of what the players eat on a weekly basis.

BROCCOLINI & SOFT EGG SALAD WITH CHILLI CARAMEL DRESSING

SERVES 4 

8 free range eggs, room temperature

2 tablespoons Asian fried shallots to garnish

¼ bunch coriander, leaves picked to garnish

1 lime to garnish

Chilli Caramel:

200g palm sugar

100ml water

2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

2 long red chillies, sliced

1 tablespoon tamarind puree

2 tablespoons fish sauce

To make the chilli-caramel, Place the palm sugar and water into a medium sized saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then add in the garlic, chilli, tamarind and fish sauce. Bring up to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 6-8 minutes, or until the...


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Who is going to the Brownlow?

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Josh and Anna Kennedy arrive at the Brownlow Medal evening at Crown in 2015.

The Sydney Swans will have five players attending the 2017 Brownlow Medal presentation on Monday night at Crown Palladium.

Captain Josh Kennedy, Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker, Lance Franklin and Jake Lloyd have all been invited to the AFL’s night of nights.

Kennedy, Franklin and Parker are all expected to be among the leading vote getters for the Swans.

Parker finished the 2016 count as runner up on 26 votes behind Geelong champion Patrick Dangerfield who won with 35 votes.

The Brownlow Medal is the leading individual award in the competition, which has been awarded since 1924.

Voting for the Brownlow Medal is conducted by field umpires, immediately after each home-and-away match, with three votes awarded for the player they believed to have been the best on the ground, two votes for the second best player and...


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Who is going to the Brownlow?

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Josh and Anna Kennedy arrive at the Brownlow Medal evening at Crown in 2015.

The Sydney Swans will have five players attending the 2017 Brownlow Medal presentation on Monday night at Crown Palladium.

Captain Josh Kennedy, Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker, Lance Franklin and Jake Lloyd have all been invited to the AFL’s night of nights.

Kennedy, Franklin and Parker are all expected to be among the leading vote getters for the Swans.

Parker finished the 2016 count as runner up on 26 votes behind Geelong champion Patrick Dangerfield who won with 35 votes.

The Brownlow Medal is the leading individual award in the competition, which has been awarded since 1924.

Voting for the Brownlow Medal is conducted by field umpires, immediately after each home-and-away match, with three votes awarded for the player they believed to have been the best on the ground, two votes for the second best player and...


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Swans most supported in AFL

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Gary Rohan high fives fans after a Swans win at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Sydney Swans remain the most widely supported AFL football club in the land.

 

According to Roy Morgan Research, an Australian leader in market research, support for the Sydney Swans topped 1,204,000 in 2017.

 

The impressive tally nearly doubles that of traditional Victorian powerhouse Essendon, which sits second on the ladder with 671,000 supporters.

 

West Coast ranks third with 669,000 while Collingwood rounds out the top four with 663,000 supporters nation-wide.

 

The poll, based on the preferences of Australians aged 14 years and over, found the Sydney Swans enjoyed a 9.5 per cent increase in support between the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

 

More than 100,000 new supporters took a liking to the red and white on the back of last year’s Grand Final appearance.

 

Sydney Swans Chief Executive and Managing...


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NEAFL season review

Round 1
Rhyce Shaw’s men had a tough start to season 2017, playing a much-improved Brisbane at South Pine. After a tight opening half, the home side proved too strong and edged away to a 26-point win over last year’s grand finalist. Skipper Brandon Jack battled away (23 disposals) while James Rose and Jordan Dawson booted three goals each.

Brisbane 17.9 (111) def Sydney 12. 13 (85)
GOALS – Brisbane:
J. Schache 4, J. Freeman 3, C. Cox 2, M. Hammelmann 2, S. Copland 2, B. Grewar, O. McInerney, H. McCluggage, J. Berry. Sydney: J. Rose 3, J. Dawson 3, C. Sinclair 2, D. Cameron 2, W. Gowers, J. Foote.
BEST – Brisbane:
A. Smith, O. McInerney, C. Beams, J. Berry, M. Hinge, J. Schache. Sydney: B. Jack, J. Maibaum, J. Dawson, J. Rose, S. Edwards, C. O’Riordan.

Round 2
The NEAFL Swans bounced back in a best possible fashion against the Sharks, producing a huge second half (12 goals to one) to kick...


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Season 2017 in pictures

There were plenty of highs and lows in Season 2017. We have picked out some memorable moments from this season with the best pics from AFL photos.

Victory!

It was a tough first 6 weeks but there was plenty of 'cheer' in the rooms after our Round 7 win against the Lions to kick start our season. It was was the first victory for youngsters Ollie Florent, Will Hayward and Lewis Melican who were given the token Gatorade shower.

AFL 2017 Round 07 - Sydney v Brisbane

AFL 2017 Round 07 - Sydney v Brisbane

Sydney Derbies
The rivalry continues to build with cross town rival GWS and 2017 saw one-win-apiece with the Giants getting the better of the Swans in their Round 5 clash at the SCG but the Swans turning the tables in Round 17 with a crucial win at Spotless Stadium, Buddy bending it as only he can, booting an incredible set shot from the boundary to seal it in the final quarter.rivalry

AFL 2017 Round 05 - Sydney v GWS Giants

AFL 2017 Round 17 - GWS Giants v Sydney

Marn Grook
Marn Grook at the SCG was once again a special game on the...


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List changes

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Brandon Jack played 28 games for the Swans since being recruited in the 2013 rookie draft.

The Sydney Swans have made several list changes following the conclusion of the Club’s season for 2017.

Players Brandon Jack, Tyrone Leonardis and Michael Talia have all been delisted, while defender Shaun Edwards has announced his retirement after 24 AFL games.

Jack joined the Swans through the 2013 Rookie Draft and was elevated to the senior list the following year. The 23-year-old has played 28 AFL games and this year captained the Swans NEAFL side to the Grand Final.

Leonardis was recruited to Sydney with pick #51 in the 2015 AFL Draft. The 20-year-old did not make his AFL debut, but was a solid contributor in Sydney’s NEAFL team.

Talia joined the Swans during the 2015 trade period and made his Club debut in Round 1 the following year, before being sidelined by a serious foot injury. The...


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Playfair departs

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Henry Playfair working alongside Lance Franklin during a quarter time break.

Sydney assistant coach Henry Playfair will depart the Swans after 10 years of service to broaden his experience elsewhere.

Playfair, a veteran of 68 AFL games including 16 with the Swans, was appointed as a development coach at the completion of the 2010 season and coached Sydney’s NEAFL team for season 2011. From 2012-2015 he took charge of Sydney’s forward line, including in the 2012 premiership, and for the past two seasons he has coached the team’s defenders.

Playfair says he’s thankful for his time at the Swans.

“Sydney has been my home for the past decade and I’ve made some wonderful friends and learned so much along the journey,” Playfair said.

“I would like to thank the club, particularly John Longmire, for the opportunities I’ve had along the way. This move is about my development as a coach and...


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From the Outer: A rollercoaster 2017

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Sam Reid and Isaac Heeney celebrate a goal against the Cats on Friday night at the MCG.

Well, I didn’t see that coming! Dedicated readers (thanks Mum and Dad) of my From the Outer pieces will recall that a few weeks back I boldly proclaimed we WILL win it all. Perhaps I have jinxed us? I, like many others, thought we were a safer bet to beat Geelong than backing Winx the place. Football is a strange game.

I am a pessimist at heart. I don’t get ahead of myself. Yet, as season 2017 saw us get off the canvas more times than Rocky Balboa, I convinced myself that we could even take on North Korea with a water pistol.

Pre-game I was swapping text messages with my mate Brad (not a Swan supporter), that we should assign Kieren Jack to Dusty in the Grand Final. The son of Rugby League royalty, Kieren has tackling in his DNA and wouldn’t cop the Dusty fend. At 10.30pm those text messages were...


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Key talls required players

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Kurt Tippet remains a required player by the Sydney Swans.

Out-of-favour talls Kurt Tippett and Aliir Aliir remain required players at Sydney and are highly unlikely to be traded, Swans football manager Tom Harley says.

Tippett played just nine senior games in an injury-disrupted 2017 and after an ankle scare in round 23 was overlooked for the Swans' two finals.

With key forwards in high demand and short supply ahead of October's trade period, Tippett has been touted as a possible target for clubs such as Richmond and Collingwood despite being contracted at Sydney until the end of 2020.

Aliir is contracted for next season but has also been the subject of trade speculation, with the former East Fremantle player linked most strongly to Fremantle.

But Harley was extremely confident Tippett and Aliir would be at Sydney next season when he spoke with SEN radio on Monday...


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Heeney disappointed in end to 2017

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Isaac Heeney looks to gather the football during the heat of Friday night's battle against Geelong.

Sydney Swans midfielder Isaac Heeney admits his side is disappointed by their poor performance in Friday night’s semi-final loss to Geelong.

The Swans season ended at the hands of the Cats going down by 59-points at the MCG in their biggest loss for the year.

Heeney said his side simply failed to play a full four quarters of football when it mattered most.

“It doesn’t feel like it is over because we were wanting to go on but that is how cruel the game is,” Heeney said.

“I am not sure how it happened but we got embarrassed.”

Geelong superstar got his team going in the first half courtesy of four goals in a shock move forward.

Heeney said it was the confidence built early in the game from the Cats that helped set them up for the win.

“I thought after the 0-6 we figured that out but they...


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Swans set for break

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The Sydney Swans players will go on a six week break following the completion of their season.

Sydney Swans players will undergo a number of extensive review meetings ahead of going on their end of season break later this week.

The entire playing list will head off on their break on Thursday after their season finished with a loss to Geelong on Friday night.

Over the next two days players will attend meetings with coaches, medical and high performance staff to reflect on their 2017 season.

The first to fourth-year players will return for preseason training on November 20 with the remainder of the playing list to return on December 4.

Among those returning in November will be young guns Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills and Zak Jones.

Jarrad McVeigh recently announced he would play on again in 2018 and will be the oldest player on the training track as he enters his 16th season.

Following...


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Broadcast Guide: Semi-final

Red & White News - Semi Final, 2017 Loretta Johns has the latest news from around the Club in the lead up to our Semi Final against Geelong.

The Sydney Swans cut throat semi-final against Geelong at the MCG will be broadcast LIVE and FREE on the Seven Network across the country.

Those in Sydney, Perth and Brisbane will be able to watch the match on 7mate with viewers in Melbourne and Adelaide to watch on Channel 7.

See below a full breakdown of TV broadcasts for our semi-final:

Metro Television
Sydney: 7mate at 7.30pm (live), FOX Footy at 7.00pm (live)
Melbourne: Channel 7 at 7.30pm (live), FOX Footy at 7.00pm (live)
Adelaide: Channel 7 at 7.00pm (live), FOX Footy at 6.30pm (live)
Perth: 7mate at 5.30pm (live), FOX Footy at 5.00pm (live)
Brisbane: 7mate at 7.30pm (live), FOX Footy at 7.00pm (live)

See below a full breakdown of the radio broadcasts for our semi-final:

Metro Radio
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