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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

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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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.

20171102_jarrydmark_p.jpg

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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Read more: Vote for Mark and Jarryd!

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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Read more: Victorian and interstate memberships available now!

Victorian and interstate memberships available now!

20171102_parkerjosh_hero.jpg

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...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: Victorian and interstate memberships available now!

The class of 2017

Season review: Florent 2017 player review with first year player Oliver Florent.

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Oliver Florent and Will Hayward celebrate a goal during the 2017 season.

Pick 11: Oliver Florent 
The quick small forward was handed a round one debut and showed glimpses of what is sure to be long career playing across half forward. Florent needs a big summer in the gym but works hard when his team doesn't have the ball, which is a major tick. Sure to build on his nine games this year.

Pick 21: Will Hayward 
The speedster was the surprise packet of the season and kicked 22 goals from 17 games playing as a small forward. Hayward's enthusiasm and goal sense gave Sydney fans plenty to like this year, and another pre-season campaign should see him develop even more.

Pick 45: Jack Maibaum 
The key defender didn't manage to crack the senior team with the experienced Heath Grundy, Dane Rampe and Lewis...


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Fixture analysis

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

AFL.com.au reporter Michael Whiting gives us his review of the Sydney Swans fixture for the 2018 season.

PROS: Plenty of prime-time action, with five Friday night games and two Thursday nights. The Swans host Adelaide, Geelong, Carlton and West Coast in these prized timeslots and play blockbusters against Hawthorn and premier Richmond under the bright lights in Melbourne. They also get the honour of playing the first game at Perth Stadium in the opening round against West Coast.

CONS: The cost of the prime timeslots is the Swans have eight six-day breaks, including successive short turnarounds to play Gold Coast and Essendon in round 18 and 19. They also have a tough start to the season, with five of their first six opponents playing finals last season.

PLAY TWICE: West Coast, Greater Western Sydney,...


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Swans welcome 2018 fixture

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

An Easter Sunday encounter, Marn Grook at the SCG and primetime football are just some of the highlights of the Sydney Swans’ 2018 fixture.

The Swans will open their 2018 premiership campaign against the West Coast Eagles at the newly-built Perth Stadium before hosting Port Adelaide at the SCG on Easter Sunday in Round 2.

Further SCG games against cross-town rivals GWS Giants, Adelaide Crows, North Melbourne, Fremantle, Carlton for the annual Marn Grook at the SCG match, West Coast, Geelong Cats, the Stuart Dew-coached Gold Coast Suns, Collingwood and Hawthorn, will round out a blockbuster home draw for members.

For the second straight year, Sydney will play eight games in Victoria when they take on the Western Bulldogs in Round 4, Geelong in Round 6, Hawthorn in Round 8, 2017 premiers Richmond in Round 15,...


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Fixture analysis

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

AFL.com.au reporter Michael Whiting gives us his review of the Sydney Swans fixture for the 2018 season.

PROS: Plenty of prime-time action, with five Friday night games and two Thursday nights. The Swans host Adelaide, Geelong, Carlton and West Coast in these prized timeslots and play blockbusters against Hawthorn and premier Richmond under the bright lights in Melbourne. They also get the honour of playing the first game at Perth Stadium in the opening round against West Coast.

CONS: The cost of the prime timeslots is the Swans have eight six-day breaks, including successive short turnarounds to play Gold Coast and Essendon in round 18 and 19. They also have a tough start to the season, with five of their first six opponents playing finals last season.

PLAY TWICE: West Coast, Greater Western Sydney,...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: Fixture analysis

Swans welcome 2018 fixture

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

An Easter Sunday encounter, Marn Grook at the SCG and primetime football are just some of the highlights of the Sydney Swans’ 2018 fixture.

The Swans will open their 2018 premiership campaign against the West Coast Eagles at the newly-built Perth Stadium before hosting Port Adelaide at the SCG on Easter Sunday in Round 2.

Further SCG games against cross-town rivals GWS Giants, Adelaide Crows, North Melbourne, Fremantle, Carlton for the annual Marn Grook at the SCG match, West Coast, Geelong Cats, the Stuart Dew-coached Gold Coast Suns, Collingwood and Hawthorn, will round out a blockbuster home draw for members.

For the second straight year, Sydney will play eight games in Victoria when they take on the Western Bulldogs in Round 4, Geelong in Round 6, Hawthorn in Round 8, 2017 premiers Richmond in Round 15,...


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Read more: Swans welcome 2018 fixture

2018 Fixture: The must-see games!

While we hold every game the Sydney Swans play in high regard, there are a number in any given season that stand out above the rest for different reasons.

Whether it's a game at a new stadium, familiar stadium, against a traditional rival or new foe, or a game with a significant undertone, there's plenty to get excited about and look forward to.

We've plucked several out from the full fixture which are sure to get the juices flowing ahead of the new season which, from time of this article publishes, is "only" 144 days away!

Round 1 v West Coast | Sunday, March 25 | 4.20pm AWST | Perth Stadium

All eyes will be on Western Australia's new pride and joy, Perth Stadium, when the West Coast Eagles and Sydney Swans renew hostilities in the twilight hours of the opening round.

The stadium, situated east of the city centre, just over the Swan River in the suburb of Burswood, is the new home...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: 2018 Fixture: The must-see games!

Swans welcome 2018 fixture

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

An Easter Sunday encounter, Marn Grook at the SCG and primetime football are just some of the highlights of the Sydney Swans’ 2018 fixture.

The Swans will open their 2018 premiership campaign against the West Coast Eagles at the newly-built Perth Stadium before hosting Port Adelaide at the SCG on Easter Sunday in Round 2.

Further SCG games against cross-town rivals GWS Giants, Adelaide Crows, North Melbourne, Fremantle, Carlton for the annual Marn Grook at the SCG match, West Coast, Geelong Cats, the Stuart Dew-coached Gold Coast Suns, Collingwood and Hawthorn, will round out a blockbuster home draw for members.

For the second straight year, Sydney will play eight games in Victoria when they take on the Western Bulldogs in Round 4, Geelong in Round 6, Hawthorn in Round 8, 2017 premiers Richmond in Round 15,...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: Swans welcome 2018 fixture

2018 Fixture: The must-see games!

While we hold every game the Sydney Swans play in high regard, there are a number in any given season that stand out above the rest for different reasons.

Whether it's a game at a new stadium, familiar stadium, against a traditional rival or new foe, or a game with a significant undertone, there's plenty to get excited about and look forward to.

We've plucked several out from the full fixture which are sure to get the juices flowing ahead of the new season which, from time of this article publishes, is "only" 144 days away!

Round 1 v West Coast | Sunday, March 25 | 4.20pm AWST | Perth Stadium

All eyes will be on Western Australia's new pride and joy, Perth Stadium, when the West Coast Eagles and Sydney Swans renew hostilities in the twilight hours of the opening round.

The stadium, situated east of the city centre, just over the Swan River in the suburb of Burswood, is the new home...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: 2018 Fixture: The must-see games!

2018 Fixture: The must-see games!

While we hold every game the Sydney Swans play in high regard, there are a number in any given season that stand out above the rest for different reasons.

Whether it's a game at a new stadium, familiar stadium, against a traditional rival or new foe, or a game with a significant undertone, there's plenty to get excited about and look forward to.

We've plucked several out from the full fixture which are sure to get the juices flowing ahead of the new season which, from time of this article publishes, is "only" 144 days away!

Round 1 v West Coast | Sunday, March 25 | 4.20pm AWST | Perth Stadium

All eyes will be on Western Australia's new pride and joy, Perth Stadium, when the West Coast Eagles and Sydney Swans renew hostilities in the twilight hours of the opening round.

The stadium, situated east of the city centre, just over the Swan River in the suburb of Burswood, is the new home...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: 2018 Fixture: The must-see games!

Swans make further list changes

The Sydney Swans have made a further two changes to their playing list for season 2018.

Premiership player Alex Johnson has been told he will not be offered a place on the Club’s primary list next season, however the Swans will strongly consider redrafting Johnson as a rookie subsequent to a medical and conditioning assessment prior to the rookie draft.

The Swans recruited Johnson with pick 57 in the 2010 AFL Draft. It didn’t take the defender long to get a call up to the senior team, making his debut in Round 3 the following year.

Johnson quickly emerged as a reliable rebounding defender, playing 45 games in two years including the Club’s 2012 premiership, before injury struck.

After five successive knee reconstructions and 1736 days on the sidelines, the 25-year-old made a remarkable return to football in Sydney’s NEAFL side this season, however he was unable to break into the...


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Swans make further list changes

The Sydney Swans have made a further two changes to their playing list for season 2018.

Premiership player Alex Johnson has been told he will not be offered a place on the Club’s primary list next season, however the Swans will strongly consider redrafting Johnson as a rookie subsequent to a medical and conditioning assessment prior to the rookie draft.

The Swans recruited Johnson with pick 57 in the 2010 AFL Draft. It didn’t take the defender long to get a call up to the senior team, making his debut in Round 3 the following year.

Johnson quickly emerged as a reliable rebounding defender, playing 45 games in two years including the Club’s 2012 premiership, before injury struck.

After five successive knee reconstructions and 1736 days on the sidelines, the 25-year-old made a remarkable return to football in Sydney’s NEAFL side this season, however he was unable to break into the...


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Swans set for blockbuster 2018

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

The Sydney Swans will once again take to the big stage next season with 12 night matches headlining the Club's fixture released ahead of the 2018 home and away season.

After kicking off the season against West Coast at the new Perth Stadium on Sunday, March 25, the Swans will host their first home match at the SCG against Port Adelaide on Sunday, April 1.

The first Sydney Derby of the year will be hosted at the SCG will take Round 3 as one of two prime-time Saturday night blockbusters.

The Swans will play two Thursday night matches, five Friday night matches and five Saturday night matches.

Once again Swans fans in Victoria will be big winners with eight matches slotted in, to be played across Etihad Stadium (five matches), the MCG (two matches) and Kardinia Park (one match)

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Swans set for blockbuster 2018

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

The Sydney Swans will once again take to the big stage next season with 12 night matches headlining the Club's fixture released ahead of the 2018 home and away season.

After kicking off the season against West Coast at the new Perth Stadium on Sunday, March 25, the Swans will host their first home match at the SCG against Port Adelaide on Sunday, April 1.

The first Sydney Derby of the year will be hosted at the SCG will take Round 3 as one of two prime-time Saturday night blockbusters.

The Swans will play two Thursday night matches, five Friday night matches and five Saturday night matches.

Once again Swans fans in Victoria will be big winners with eight matches slotted in, to be played across Etihad Stadium (five matches), the MCG (two matches) and Kardinia Park (one match)

CLICK HERE to see the full 2018...


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Fixture analysis

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

AFL.com.au reporter Michael Whiting gives us his review of the Sydney Swans fixture for the 2018 season.

PROS: Plenty of prime-time action, with five Friday night games and two Thursday nights. The Swans host Adelaide, Geelong, Carlton and West Coast in these prized timeslots and play blockbusters against Hawthorn and premier Richmond under the bright lights in Melbourne. They also get the honour of playing the first game at Perth Stadium in the opening round against West Coast.

CONS: The cost of the prime timeslots is the Swans have eight six-day breaks, including successive short turnarounds to play Gold Coast and Essendon in round 18 and 19. They also have a tough start to the season, with five of their first six opponents playing finals last season.

PLAY TWICE: West Coast, Greater Western Sydney,...


Read full article...


Read more: Fixture analysis

Swans set for blockbuster 2018

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

The Sydney Swans will once again take to the big stage next season with 12 night matches headlining the Club's fixture released ahead of the 2018 home and away season.

After kicking off the season against West Coast at the new Perth Stadium on Sunday, March 25, the Swans will host their first home match at the SCG against Port Adelaide on Sunday, April 1.

The first Sydney Derby of the year will be hosted at the SCG will take Round 3 as one of two prime-time Saturday night blockbusters.

The Swans will play two Thursday night matches, five Friday night matches and five Saturday night matches.

Once again Swans fans in Victoria will be big winners with eight matches slotted in, to be played across Etihad Stadium (five matches), the MCG (two matches) and Kardinia Park (one match)

CLICK HERE to see the full 2018...


Read full article...


4253669 swans-set-for-blockbuster-2018

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

The Sydney Swans will once again take to the big stage next season with 12 night matches headlining the Club's fixture released ahead of the 2018 home and away season.

After kicking off the season against West Coast at the new Perth Stadium on Sunday, March 25, the Swans will host their first home match at the SCG against Port Adelaide on Sunday, April 1.

The first Sydney Derby of the year will be hosted at the SCG will take Round 3 as one of two prime-time Saturday night blockbusters.

The Swans will play two Thursday night matches, five Friday night matches and five Saturday night matches.

Once again Swans fans in Victoria will be big winners with eight matches slotted in, to be played across Etihad Stadium (five matches), the MCG (two matches) and Kardinia Park (one match)

CLICK HERE to see the full 2018...


Read full article...


4253665 swans-set-for-blockbuster-2018

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

The Sydney Swans will once again take to the big stage next season with 12 night matches headlining the Club's fixture released ahead of the 2018 home and away season.

After kicking off the season against West Coast at the new Perth Stadium on Sunday, March 25, the Swans will host their first home match at the SCG against Port Adelaide on Sunday, April 1.

The first Sydney Derby of the year will be hosted at the SCG will take Round 3 as one of two prime-time Saturday night blockbusters.

The Swans will play two Thursday night matches, five Friday night matches and five Saturday night matches.

Once again Swans fans in Victoria will be big winners with eight matches slotted in, to be played across Etihad Stadium (five matches), the MCG (two matches) and Kardinia Park (one match)

CLICK HERE to see the full 2018...


Read full article...


Read more: Swans set for blockbuster 2018

Season Review: #22 Dean Towers

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AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

Dean Towers produced his most promising career yet in 2017, flashes of brilliance coming to the fore at key times.

In summation...

Dean Towers enjoyed arguably his best season of his five-year career in 2017.

The utility produced his pace and flare on a consistent basis across his 19 senior appearances, averaging a smidge under 15 disposals per game and finishing the year with eight goals as a high half-forward and link-up player.

His value within the senior side was exhibited when the 27-year-old bobbed up at crucial times to kick crucial goals, take a strong grab or help spark the side.

Look for Towers to build on that confidence and put together a bigger and better 2018.

What the numbers say...

Games: 19
Goals: 8
Kicks:161
H’balls: 118
Disposals: 279
Clearances: 22
Marks: 64
Tackles: 66
Inside 50s: 59
AFL Fantasy: 1,076 (63.3 average)
Supercoach: 1,103 (64.9 average)

Best...


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AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

Dean Towers produced his most promising career yet in 2017, flashes of brilliance coming to the fore at key times.

In summation...

Dean Towers enjoyed arguably his best season of his five-year career in 2017.

The utility produced his pace and flare on a consistent basis across his 19 senior appearances, averaging a smidge under 15 disposals per game and finishing the year with eight goals as a high half-forward and link-up player.

His value within the senior side was exhibited when the 27-year-old bobbed up at crucial times to kick crucial goals, take a strong grab or help spark the side.

Look for Towers to build on that confidence and put together a bigger and better 2018.

What the numbers say...

Games: 19
Goals: 8
Kicks:161
H’balls: 118
Disposals: 279
Clearances: 22
Marks: 64
Tackles: 66
Inside 50s: 59
AFL Fantasy: 1,076 (63.3 average)
Supercoach: 1,103 (64.9 average)

Best...


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