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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

Goodes enjoying retirement

AFL 2016 Rd 10 - Sydney v North Melbourne

Adam Goodes and Lance Franklin embrace following a Marn Grook at the SCG match.

Sydney Swans great Adam Goodes is enjoying his time in retirement as he continues working with young indigenous talent playing AFL in New South Wales.

The dual Brownlow Medal winner called time on his decorated career at the end of the 2015 season after two premierships spanning 372 games for the Swans.

Goodes has taken up a number of ambassadorial roles away from football since his retirement spending a lot of his time working with the GO Foundation, a charity he founded with best friend Michael O’Loughlin.

After the grind of 18 seasons at the elite level it has been a nice change of pace for the champion Swan who is currently riding around Tasmania for charity.

“It is nice, I get to a couple of games of footy a year and it is nice to not have to focus on that and have it a part of my life as hectic as...


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Goodes enjoying retirement

AFL 2016 Rd 10 - Sydney v North Melbourne

Adam Goodes and Lance Franklin embrace following a Marn Grook at the SCG match.

Sydney Swans great Adam Goodes is enjoying his time in retirement as he continues working with young indigenous talent playing AFL in New South Wales.

The dual Brownlow Medal winner called time on his decorated career at the end of the 2015 season after two premierships spanning 372 games for the Swans.

Goodes has taken up a number of ambassadorial roles away from football since his retirement spending a lot of his time working with the GO Foundation, a charity he founded with best friend Michael O’Loughlin.

After the grind of 18 seasons at the elite level it has been a nice change of pace for the champion Swan who is currently riding around Tasmania for charity.

“It is nice, I get to a couple of games of footy a year and it is nice to not have to focus on that and have it a part of my life as hectic as...


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Goodes enjoying retirement

AFL 2016 Rd 10 - Sydney v North Melbourne

Adam Goodes and Lance Franklin embrace following a Marn Grook at the SCG match.

Sydney Swans great Adam Goodes is enjoying his time in retirement as he continues working with young indigenous talent playing AFL in New South Wales.

The dual Brownlow Medal winner called time on his decorated career at the end of the 2015 season after two premierships spanning 372 games for the Swans.

Goodes has taken up a number of ambassadorial roles away from football since his retirement spending a lot of his time working with the GO Foundation, a charity he founded with best friend Michael O’Loughlin.

After the grind of 18 seasons at the elite level it has been a nice change of pace for the champion Swan who is currently riding around Tasmania for charity.

“It is nice, I get to a couple of games of footy a year and it is nice to not have to focus on that and have it a part of my life as hectic as...


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Season Review: #26 Luke Parker

Season review: Parker 2017 player review with Luke Parker.

In summation...

The elite ball winner topped off a sensational 2017 season by winning his second Bob Skilton Medal as the Club Champion.

Joined a new look leadership group at the start of this season as one of three vice-captains named to support Josh Kennedy in the captaincy role.

It was his important leadership skills particularly on the field that assisted in the sides turn around in form from a 0-6 start to the season.

Once again was a bull through the midfield with his contested possession, clearances and tackling a highlight.

His ability to take a strong mark overhead continues to make him a threat when moving forward which was proven in Round 21 against Fremantle when he booted three goals.

At just 25 years of age the best of Luke Parker may still be to come as he prepares for a big 2018.

What the...


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Fresh faces report for duty

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Dean Cox settled in on Monday ahead of his first pre-season as assistant coach with the Sydney Swans.

Two fresh faces settled in at the SCG on Monday to embark on the next chapter of their footballing careers.

New assistant coaches Dean Cox and Steve Johnson looked right at home as they checked into their new surrounds and offices at the SCG, just in time to plant their feet ahead of the 2017-18 pre-season campaign.

After some meet and greets with staff and several players who have been working through their off-season programs, the duo got straight to work with an extensive meeting with their fellow coaches and the medical department to begin planning for what's hopefully a bumper 2018.

That will be the schedule over the next few days with Cox and Johnson given an opportunity to provide their two cents on the future direction of the Sydney Swans.

Cox, 290-game ruckman, premiership...


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Season Review: #23 Lance Franklin

Season Review: Franklin 2017 player review with the Coleman Medalist Lance Franklin.

In summation...

It was certainly a year to remember for Lance Franklin as the superstar forward continued to place his name among the best in modern history.

Franklin was crowned with his fourth Coleman Medal after booting 73 goals from 24 games during his 13th season in the league.

It was not all smooth sailing for Franklin who had a couple of quieter patches during the season but it was his performance against Carlton in Round 23 that sealed him the medal.

A ten-goal masterclass had the SCG pumping as the athletic forward could do no wrong slotting goals from every position on the field.

He once again played a key role in leading up the field to provide a target across half forward and kicking goals not just from inside 50 but beyond as well.

Buddy was named at centre half forward in the All...


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Season Review: #23 Lance Franklin

Season Review: Franklin 2017 player review with the Coleman Medalist Lance Franklin.

In summation...

It was certainly a year to remember for Lance Franklin as the superstar forward continued to place his name among the best in modern history.

Franklin was crowned with his fourth Coleman Medal after booting 73 goals from 24 games during his 13th season in the league.

It was not all smooth sailing for Franklin who had a couple of quieter patches during the season but it was his performance against Carlton in Round 23 that sealed him the medal.

A ten-goal masterclass had the SCG pumping as the athletic forward could do no wrong slotting goals from every position on the field.

He once again played a key role in leading up the field to provide a target across half forward and kicking goals not just from inside 50 but beyond as well.

Buddy was named at centre half forward in the All...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: Season Review: #23 Lance Franklin

Season Review: #23 Lance Franklin

Season Review: Franklin 2017 player review with the Coleman Medalist Lance Franklin.

In summation...

It was certainly a year to remember for Lance Franklin as the superstar forward continued to place his name among the best in modern history.

Franklin was crowned with his fourth Coleman Medal after booting 73 goals from 24 games during his 13th season in the league.

It was not all smooth sailing for Franklin who had a couple of quieter patches during the season but it was his performance against Carlton in Round 23 that sealed him the medal.

A ten-goal masterclass had the SCG pumping as the athletic forward could do no wrong slotting goals from every position on the field.

He once again played a key role in leading up the field to provide a target across half forward and kicking goals not just from inside 50 but beyond as well.

Buddy was named at centre half forward in the All...


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Read more: Season Review: #23 Lance Franklin

Pride Game nominated

AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

The 2017 Pride Game hosted by the Sydney Swans has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian LGBTI Awards.

We’re proud to announce the Sydney Swans have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian LGBTI Awards for the 2017 Pride Game.

The Swans have been nominated in the Community Initiative/Charity category which recognises organisations that have changed, or continue to change, the lives of LGBTI people.

In July, the Swans hosted St Kilda in the first Pride Game in Sydney for premiership points.

The match, which attracted a crowd of 35,773 people to the SCG, was a colourful celebration underpinned by the key theme Everyone Is Welcome.

The Pride Game was a genuine coming together of every part of the Sydney Swans community and the week leading up to the match was marked with the launch of Sydney’s Diversity Action Plan (DAP).

The first of its kind in the AFL, the DAP is...


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Season Review: #23 Lance Franklin

Season Review: Franklin 2017 player review with the Coleman Medalist Lance Franklin.

In summation...

It was certainly a year to remember for Lance Franklin as the superstar forward continued to place his name among the best in modern history.

Franklin was crowned with his fourth Coleman Medal after booting 73 goals from 24 games during his 13th season in the league.

It was not all smooth sailing for Franklin who had a couple of quieter patches during the season but it was his performance against Carlton in Round 23 that sealed him the medal.

A ten-goal masterclass had the SCG pumping as the athletic forward could do no wrong slotting goals from every position on the field.

He once again played a key role in leading up the field to provide a target across half forward and kicking goals not just from inside 50 but beyond as well.

Buddy was named at centre half forward in the All...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: Season Review: #23 Lance Franklin

Pride Game nominated

AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

The 2017 Pride Game hosted by the Sydney Swans has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian LGBTI Awards.

We’re proud to announce the Sydney Swans have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian LGBTI Awards for the 2017 Pride Game.

The Swans have been nominated in the Community Initiative/Charity category which recognises organisations that have changed, or continue to change, the lives of LGBTI people.

In July, the Swans hosted St Kilda in the first Pride Game in Sydney for premiership points.

The match, which attracted a crowd of 35,773 people to the SCG, was a colourful celebration underpinned by the key theme Everyone Is Welcome.

The Pride Game was a genuine coming together of every part of the Sydney Swans community and the week leading up to the match was marked with the launch of Sydney’s Diversity Action Plan (DAP).

The first of its kind in the AFL, the DAP is...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: Pride Game nominated

Pride Game nominated

AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

The 2017 Pride Game hosted by the Sydney Swans has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian LGBTI Awards.

We’re proud to announce the Sydney Swans have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian LGBTI Awards for the 2017 Pride Game.

The Swans have been nominated in the Community Initiative/Charity category which recognises organisations that have changed, or continue to change, the lives of LGBTI people.

In July, the Swans hosted St Kilda in the first Pride Game in Sydney for premiership points.

The match, which attracted a crowd of 35,773 people to the SCG, was a colourful celebration underpinned by the key theme Everyone Is Welcome.

The Pride Game was a genuine coming together of every part of the Sydney Swans community and the week leading up to the match was marked with the launch of Sydney’s Diversity Action Plan (DAP).

The first of its kind in the AFL, the DAP is...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: Pride Game nominated

Milestone men in 2018

2018 Fixture Highlights Take a look at the highlights on the 2018 fixture.

There will be plenty to celebrate throughout season 2018 with a number of players set to reach significant milestones.

Following the release of the fixture for the home and away season several players are in line to have their name on the banner.

Veteran defender Heath Grundy looks likely to reach his 250th game milestone in front of an adoring SCG crowd when the Swans take on West Coast in Round 13.

Former co-captain Kieren Jack would have to play almost every game of the season in order to reach his 250th match in the red and white.

A number of young Swans stars will reach their 50 game milestones while trio Dan Hannebery, Nick Smith and Kurt Tippett are all withing reach of their 200th.

See below a full list of potential milestones for the 2018 season.

250 games
Heath Grundy (currently 237 games) – Round...


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Milestone men in 2018

2018 Fixture Highlights Take a look at the highlights on the 2018 fixture.

There will be plenty to celebrate throughout season 2018 with a number of players set to reach significant milestones.

Following the release of the fixture for the home and away season several players are in line to have their name on the banner.

Veteran defender Heath Grundy looks likely to reach his 250th game milestone in front of an adoring SCG crowd when the Swans take on West Coast in Round 13.

Former co-captain Kieren Jack would have to play almost every game of the season in order to reach his 250th match in the red and white.

A number of young Swans stars will reach their 50 game milestones while trio Dan Hannebery, Nick Smith and Kurt Tippett are all withing reach of their 200th.

See below a full list of potential milestones for the 2018 season.

250 games
Heath Grundy (currently 237 games) – Round...


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Season Review: #24 Dane Rampe

AFL 2017 Round 17 - GWS Giants v Sydney

Dane Rampe was a huge loss in the early stages of the season, but fought back to play an important role in the surge towards finals.

In summation...

Back in June, reporter Sarah Olle of Fox Sports online wrote of the correlation between Dane Rampe's return following his seven-week stint with a broken arm and the sudden spike in the performance of the Sydney Swans' backline.

She labelled Rampe the 'absorption king' with his ability to help setup behind the footy, quell opposition attacks and smother his, often much bigger, opponents.

We can't help but agree with this assessment.

Rampe was a huge loss in the early stages of the season and was one of the key reasons behind the resurgence, the 27-year-old averaging nearly 17 disposals at his defensive post as well as six marks and four rebounds.

Working in tandem with his fellow leaders in Heath Grundy and Nick Smith, the first-year...


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Read more: Season Review: #24 Dane Rampe

Milestone men in 2018

2018 Fixture Highlights Take a look at the highlights on the 2018 fixture.

There will be plenty to celebrate throughout season 2018 with a number of players set to reach significant milestones.

Following the release of the fixture for the home and away season several players are in line to have their name on the banner.

Veteran defender Heath Grundy looks likely to reach his 250th game milestone in front of an adoring SCG crowd when the Swans take on West Coast in Round 13.

Former co-captain Kieren Jack would have to play almost every game of the season in order to reach his 250th match in the red and white.

A number of young Swans stars will reach their 50 game milestones while trio Dan Hannebery, Nick Smith and Kurt Tippett are all withing reach of their 200th.

See below a full list of potential milestones for the 2018 season.

250 games
Heath Grundy (currently 237 games) – Round...


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Read more: Milestone men in 2018

Season Review: #24 Dane Rampe

AFL 2017 Round 17 - GWS Giants v Sydney

Dane Rampe was a huge loss in the early stages of the season, but fought back to play an important role in the surge towards finals.

In summation...

Back in June, reporter Sarah Olle of Fox Sports online wrote of the correlation between Dane Rampe's return following his seven-week stint with a broken arm and the sudden spike in the performance of the Sydney Swans' backline.

She labelled Rampe the 'absorption king' with his ability to help setup behind the footy, quell opposition attacks and smother his, often much bigger, opponents.

We can't help but agree with this assessment.

Rampe was a huge loss in the early stages of the season and was one of the key reasons behind the resurgence, the 27-year-old averaging nearly 17 disposals at his defensive post as well as six marks and four rebounds.

Working in tandem with his fellow leaders in Heath Grundy and Nick Smith, the first-year...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: Season Review: #24 Dane Rampe

Season Review: #24 Dane Rampe

AFL 2017 Round 17 - GWS Giants v Sydney

Dane Rampe was a huge loss in the early stages of the season, but fought back to play an important role in the surge towards finals.

In summation...

Back in June, reporter Sarah Olle of Fox Sports online wrote of the correlation between Dane Rampe's return following his seven-week stint with a broken arm and the sudden spike in the performance of the Sydney Swans' backline.

She labelled Rampe the 'absorption king' with his ability to help setup behind the footy, quell opposition attacks and smother his, often much bigger, opponents.

We can't help but agree with this assessment.

Rampe was a huge loss in the early stages of the season and was one of the key reasons behind the resurgence, the 27-year-old averaging nearly 17 disposals at his defensive post as well as six marks and four rebounds.

Working in tandem with his fellow leaders in Heath Grundy and Nick Smith, the first-year...


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Read more: Season Review: #24 Dane Rampe

Vote for Mark and Jarryd!

We found them! Take a look as Mark Smith and Jarryd Haines go for a tour through the Swans facilities and meet some familiar faces along the way.

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Mark Smith and Jarryd Haines receive a guernsey from Sam Reid and Gary Rohan at the SCG.

Two special Sydney Swans supporters touched our hearts earlier this year, and now their friendship is being recognised on the world stage.

When their radio went dead during the Swans clash with Carlton in Round 23 at the SCG,  12-year-old Jarryd Haines rose to the challenge and provided a running commentary for his blind friend, 13-year-old Mark Smith.

Mark lost his sight following brain cancer, but still loves going to games so he can hear the roar of the crowd.

Through Jarryd’s commentary he was kept abreast of each play, including Lance Franklin’s 10-goal haul. 

Not knowing who the boys were, a journalist in the crowd posted on Twitter about what...


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Victorian and interstate memberships available now!

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Luke Parker and Josh Kennedy celebrate a goal during the 2017 season.

Gather your footy family and join us in the stands for 2018.

The full range of membership packages for both home and away matches are officially on sale at membership.sydneyswans.com.au.

58,838 members were part of our footy family in 2017. It was a year full of memorable moments, including some unbelievable goals, a heart-stopping mark on the siren and finals football against all odds. The stands were packed with the friends and families that come together every year to cheer the team to victory, including a record-breaking crowd of 46,323 to finish the year at home.

Following the 2018 fixture announcement earlier this week, there is plenty to look forward to in the year ahead.
With 11 matches confirmed at the SCG, 8 games in Victoria and interstate trips to the new Perth Stadium and the GABBA, make sure you get in...


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