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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

GO Foundation launches #GOFurther

#GOFurther - Adam Goodes Challenge yourself, GO one step further - Adam Goodes.

Education is key to increasing health and employment standards amongst young Indigenous Australians, according to a new study released today by the GO Foundation.

Established in 2009 by Sydney Swans Legends Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin, the GO Foundation uses education as a mechanism to create a brighter future for Indigenous Australians.

The ‘Promotion of Further Education to Indigenous Communities’ report has been released ahead of GO’s #GOFurther scholarship appeal.

Released in conjunction with KPMG Arrilla, the report seeks to understand the connection between the completion of tertiary study by Indigenous students and subsequent improvement in outcomes.

The Report looks at barriers encountered by Indigenous students in pursuing further education, the benefits derived by Indigenous students who...


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Read more: GO Foundation launches #GOFurther

GO Foundation launches #GOFurther

#GOFurther - Adam Goodes Challenge yourself, GO one step further - Adam Goodes.

Education is key to increasing health and employment standards amongst young Indigenous Australians, according to a new study released today by the GO Foundation.

Established in 2009 by Sydney Swans Legends Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin, the GO Foundation uses education as a mechanism to create a brighter future for Indigenous Australians.

The ‘Promotion of Further Education to Indigenous Communities’ report has been released ahead of GO’s #GOFurther scholarship appeal.

Released in conjunction with KPMG Arrilla, the report seeks to understand the connection between the completion of tertiary study by Indigenous students and subsequent improvement in outcomes.

The Report looks at barriers encountered by Indigenous students in pursuing further education, the benefits derived by Indigenous students who...


Read full article on AFL Sydney AFLComAu


Read more: GO Foundation launches #GOFurther

GO Foundation launches #GOFurther

#GOFurther - Adam Goodes Challenge yourself, GO one step further - Adam Goodes.

Education is key to increasing health and employment standards amongst young Indigenous Australians, according to a new study released today by the GO Foundation.

Established in 2009 by Sydney Swans Legends Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin, the GO Foundation uses education as a mechanism to create a brighter future for Indigenous Australians.

The ‘Promotion of Further Education to Indigenous Communities’ report has been released ahead of GO’s #GOFurther scholarship appeal.

Released in conjunction with KPMG Arrilla, the report seeks to understand the connection between the completion of tertiary study by Indigenous students and subsequent improvement in outcomes.

The Report looks at barriers encountered by Indigenous students in pursuing further education, the benefits derived by Indigenous students who...


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Read more: GO Foundation launches #GOFurther

Swans finalise 2018 list

Beatson reviews draft period Kinnear Beatson gives us the latest following the conclusion of the rookie draft.

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Matthew Ling during his first day at training for the Sydney Swans.

The Sydney Swans have finalised their list for the 2018 season following the completion of the rookie draft on Monday evening.

In total the club made seven changes to its list through the trade, draft and free agency period.

Sam Murray was the only player traded out of the Club with no players coming in during the trade or free agency period.

In the only deal the club completed during the trade period Murray was sent to Collingwood in exchange for future draft selections.

Jeremy Laidler and Shaun Edwards both retired from AFL football with Laidler taking up a new role as Development Coach at the Club.

Over the last four days the finishing touches were put on the list for the season ahead with seven new...


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Read more: Swans finalise 2018 list

Swans finalise 2018 list

Beatson reviews draft period Kinnear Beatson gives us the latest following the conclusion of the rookie draft.

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Matthew Ling during his first day at training for the Sydney Swans.

The Sydney Swans have finalised their list for the 2018 season following the completion of the rookie draft on Monday evening.

In total the club made seven changes to its list through the trade, draft and free agency period.

Sam Murray was the only player traded out of the Club with no players coming in during the trade or free agency period.

In the only deal the club completed during the trade period Murray was sent to Collingwood in exchange for future draft selections.

Jeremy Laidler and Shaun Edwards both retired from AFL football with Laidler taking up a new role as Development Coach at the Club.

Over the last four days the finishing touches were put on the list for the season ahead with seven new...


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Read more: Swans finalise 2018 list

Swans finalise 2018 list

Beatson reviews draft period Kinnear Beatson gives us the latest following the conclusion of the rookie draft.

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Matthew Ling during his first day at training for the Sydney Swans.

The Sydney Swans have finalised their list for the 2018 season following the completion of the rookie draft on Monday evening.

In total the club made seven changes to its list through the trade, draft and free agency period.

Sam Murray was the only player traded out of the Club with no players coming in during the trade or free agency period.

In the only deal the club completed during the trade period Murray was sent to Collingwood in exchange for future draft selections.

Jeremy Laidler and Shaun Edwards both retired from AFL football with Laidler taking up a new role as Development Coach at the Club.

Over the last four days the finishing touches were put on the list for the season ahead with seven new...


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Read more: Swans finalise 2018 list

Gallery: Wet-weather footy at Weigall

Our  first-to-fourth year players hit the track on Monday, taking full advantage of practising some wet-weather footy after the heavens opened for their morning session.

Our new draftees were put through their paces with some fitness work with James Rose getting some extra kilometres into his legs, doing a variation of the yo-yo test in the wet conditions.

Check out some the best images taken from the session below.

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New faces (from left) Tom McCartin, Matt Ling and Jake Brown pushed their limits around Weigall Oval.

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Jack Maibaum tries to evade James Rose in a drill as the rain comes down.

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Robbie Fox strides forward.

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Pick 33 in the National Draft, Tom McCartin, takes in his new surroundings.

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Sydney Swans Academy product Jake Brown.

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Another Sydney Swans Academy product, James Bell, looks on.

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Coaches Steve Johnson, Jeremy Laidler and John Longmire plan the next session.

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James Rose...


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Read more: Gallery: Wet-weather footy at Weigall

Gallery: Wet-weather footy at Weigall

Our  first-to-fourth year players hit the track on Monday, taking full advantage of practising some wet-weather footy after the heavens opened for their morning session.

Our new draftees were put through their paces with some fitness work with James Rose getting some extra kilometres into his legs, doing a variation of the yo-yo test in the wet conditions.

Check out some the best images taken from the session below.

Gallery 1.JPG
New faces (from left) Tom McCartin, Matt Ling and Jake Brown pushed their limits around Weigall Oval.

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Jack Maibaum tries to evade James Rose in a drill as the rain comes down.

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Robbie Fox strides forward.

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Pick 33 in the National Draft, Tom McCartin, takes in his new surroundings.

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Sydney Swans Academy product Jake Brown.

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Another Sydney Swans Academy product, James Bell, looks on.

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Coaches Steve Johnson, Jeremy Laidler and John Longmire plan the next session.

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James Rose...


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Read more: Gallery: Wet-weather footy at Weigall

Gallery: Wet-weather footy at Weigall

Our  first-to-fourth year players hit the track on Monday, taking full advantage of practising some wet-weather footy after the heavens opened for their morning session.

Our new draftees were put through their paces with some fitness work with James Rose getting some extra kilometres into his legs, doing a variation of the yo-yo test in the wet conditions.

Check out some the best images taken from the session below.

Gallery 1.JPG
New faces (from left) Tom McCartin, Matt Ling and Jake Brown pushed their limits around Weigall Oval.

Gallery 2.JPG
Jack Maibaum tries to evade James Rose in a drill as the rain comes down.

Gallery 3.JPG
Robbie Fox strides forward.

Gallery 6.JPG
Pick 33 in the National Draft, Tom McCartin, takes in his new surroundings.

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Sydney Swans Academy product Jake Brown.

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Another Sydney Swans Academy product, James Bell, looks on.

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Coaches Steve Johnson, Jeremy Laidler and John Longmire plan the next session.

Gallery 10.JPG
James Rose...


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Read more: Gallery: Wet-weather footy at Weigall

Playing senior footy 'the carrot' for AJ'

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Callum Mills, Alex Johnson and Isaac Heeney slug it out at pre-season training on Monday. (Photo: Herald Sun)

Playing senior football again is “the carrot” dangling in front of Alex Johnson’s face ahead of his first pre-season for several years.

Back on the Sydney Swans’ list following Monday’s Rookie Draft, Johnson is approaching his eighth season of AFL football with renewed vigour and a make-or-break mentality.

The 25-year-old has been stuck on 45 games after five knee reconstructions and countless extra operations piled up after his initial anterior cruciate ligament injury back in the summer of 2013.

Running freely now and having ticked off every session in this campaign thus far, Johnson is confident of building a strong fitness base for when the competitive stuff comes around again.

“I sat down with the physios and medicos, and a big focus for me was to get away and have some...


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Read more: Playing senior footy 'the carrot' for AJ'

Playing senior footy 'the carrot' for AJ'

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Callum Mills, Alex Johnson and Isaac Heeney slug it out at pre-season training on Monday. (Photo: Herald Sun)

Playing senior football again is “the carrot” dangling in front of Alex Johnson’s face ahead of his first pre-season for several years.

Back on the Sydney Swans’ list following Monday’s Rookie Draft, Johnson is approaching his eighth season of AFL football with renewed vigour and a make-or-break mentality.

The 25-year-old has been stuck on 45 games after five knee reconstructions and countless extra operations piled up after his initial anterior cruciate ligament injury back in the summer of 2013.

Running freely now and having ticked off every session in this campaign thus far, Johnson is confident of building a strong fitness base for when the competitive stuff comes around again.

“I sat down with the physios and medicos, and a big focus for me was to get away and have some...


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Read more: Playing senior footy 'the carrot' for AJ'

Playing senior footy 'the carrot' for AJ'

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Callum Mills, Alex Johnson and Isaac Heeney slug it out at pre-season training on Monday. (Photo: Herald Sun)

Playing senior football again is “the carrot” dangling in front of Alex Johnson’s face ahead of his first pre-season for several years.

Back on the Sydney Swans’ list following Monday’s Rookie Draft, Johnson is approaching his eighth season of AFL football with renewed vigour and a make-or-break mentality.

The 25-year-old has been stuck on 45 games after five knee reconstructions and countless extra operations piled up after his initial anterior cruciate ligament injury back in the summer of 2013.

Running freely now and having ticked off every session in this campaign thus far, Johnson is confident of building a strong fitness base for when the competitive stuff comes around again.

“I sat down with the physios and medicos, and a big focus for me was to get away and have some...


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Read more: Playing senior footy 'the carrot' for AJ'

Familiar face among five new rookies

Beatson reviews draft period Kinnear Beatson gives us the latest following the conclusion of the rookie draft.

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QBE Sydney Swans Academy product James Bell in action for the Sydney Swans NEAFL side.

The Sydney Swans have finalised their list for the 2018 season, bringing in two new players and re-drafting Alex Johnson in Monday’s Rookie Draft.

With the Club’s first pick, No. 14 overall, they selected Sandringham Dragons midfielder Angus Styles.

The 18-year-old wingman/half-back-flanker works hard, has a big tank and is a good decision maker.

Joining Styles at Sydney is Dragons teammate Joel Amartey, who was recruited with pick 28.

The developing ruckman/forward, who stands 196cm and weighs 85kg, can take a strong mark and influence games around the ground and on the scoreboard.

The Swans used their final selection, pick 36, to re-draft 2012 premiership player, Alex Johnson.

Johnson, who...


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Read more: Familiar face among five new rookies

Familiar face among five new rookies

Beatson reviews draft period Kinnear Beatson gives us the latest following the conclusion of the rookie draft.

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QBE Sydney Swans Academy product James Bell in action for the Sydney Swans NEAFL side.

The Sydney Swans have finalised their list for the 2018 season, bringing in two new players and re-drafting Alex Johnson in Monday’s Rookie Draft.

With the Club’s first pick, No. 14 overall, they selected Sandringham Dragons midfielder Angus Styles.

The 18-year-old wingman/half-back-flanker works hard, has a big tank and is a good decision maker.

Joining Styles at Sydney is Dragons teammate Joel Amartey, who was recruited with pick 28.

The developing ruckman/forward, who stands 196cm and weighs 85kg, can take a strong mark and influence games around the ground and on the scoreboard.

The Swans used their final selection, pick 36, to re-draft 2012 premiership player, Alex Johnson.

Johnson, who...


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Read more: Familiar face among five new rookies

AJ's story continues

Beatson reviews draft period Kinnear Beatson gives us the latest following the conclusion of the rookie draft.

AFL 2017 Portraits - Sydney Swans

Alex Johnson will play on for an eighth season after being rookie-listed on Monday.

Premiership player Alex Johnson will play on for a eighth season after being re-drafted by the Sydney Swans.

The luckless defender, who's endured five knee reconstructions during his time with the football club, was one of five players added to the Club's list following the conclusion of the 2017 Rookie Draft.

Johnson joins Sandringham Dragons pair Joel Armatey and Angus Styles and QBE Sydney Swans Academy graduates James Bell and Jake Brown, with the latter two chosen as pre-selected Category B rookies ahead of Monday's draft.

Johnson, 25, has managed 45 games since arriving at the Sydney Swans via the 2010 National Draft in a career plagued by numerous setbacks on his knee.

He played his...


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Read more: AJ's story continues

AJ's story continues

Beatson reviews draft period Kinnear Beatson gives us the latest following the conclusion of the rookie draft.

AFL 2017 Portraits - Sydney Swans

Alex Johnson will play on for an eighth season after being rookie-listed on Monday.

Premiership player Alex Johnson will play on for a eighth season after being re-drafted by the Sydney Swans.

The luckless defender, who's endured five knee reconstructions during his time with the football club, was one of five players added to the Club's list following the conclusion of the 2017 Rookie Draft.

Johnson joins Sandringham Dragons pair Joel Armatey and Angus Styles and QBE Sydney Swans Academy graduates James Bell and Jake Brown, with the latter two chosen as pre-selected Category B rookies ahead of Monday's draft.

Johnson, 25, has managed 45 games since arriving at the Sydney Swans via the 2010 National Draft in a career plagued by numerous setbacks on his knee.

He played his...


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Read more: AJ's story continues

Swans set for rookie draft

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Recruiting and List Strategy Manager Kinnear Beatson during the National Draft at the Sydney Showgrounds.

The Sydney Swans will take three live selections into Monday’s Rookie Draft as the club completes its list ahead of the 2018 season.

The Rookie Draft will begin at 5pm with the Club set to add three further players to the three fresh faces selected at the National Draft on Friday night.

Matt Ling, Tom McCartin and Ryley Stoddart officially joined the Club at training on Monday morning after being taken in the National Draft.

Alex Johnson and Sam Fisher were both delisted at the end of the season but have continued to train with the club in the hope of gaining a spot back on the rookie list.

Sydneyswans.com.au will bring you the latest on each of our rookie draft selections later this afternoon.

Rookie Draft order 

Round one

  1. Brisbane Lions
    2. Gold Coast
    3. Carlton
    4. North...

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Academy duo make the grade

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Jake Brown in action for the QBE Academy in this year's Div 2 National Championships.

The Sydney Swans are pleased to announce Jake Brown and James Bell have been pre-selected as Category B rookies ahead of today's AFL Rookie Draft.

Both players are members of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy program and will now get the chance to follow in the footsteps of fellow Academy graduates, including Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills and Sam Naismith.

Brown, a 19-year-old from Coffs Harbour on the north coast of New South Wales, is a hard-running midfielder/halfback who uses the ball well by both hand and foot.

The versatile player was an inaugural member of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy and was part of the undefeated Swans team that took out the Under-18 Academy Series this year.

In 2016 Brown was overlooked in the AFL Draft, however he remained determined to play at the elite level and has earned his...


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Club greats gear up for Classic contest

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Rhyce Shaw, Jude Bolton and Tadhg Kennelly will contest the All Stars Match at the AFL9s Classic on Saturday.

A host of club greats will team up again for this weekend's AFL9s Classic.

Jude Bolton, Rhyce Shaw and Tadhg Kennelly will bring some red and white flavour to Queens Park for the national event, kicking off Friday, November 24, through to Sunday, November 26.

It's the second annual event of its kind and brings together players from community football clubs and AFL9s teams across Australia to compete against each other.

In 2016’s inaugural tournament, over 80 teams competed in the Classic, with the major prize winners taking home $10,000 for their efforts.

This year, the Centennial Parklands reserve will play host to over 120 teams and more than 1000 people across the weekend who will compete in the AFL’s social version of the game in a round-robin tournament.

The first day...


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Pick 14: Matthew Ling

Matthew Ling's highlight reel Check out our first pick at the 2017 National Draft, Matthew Ling, in action.

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Matthew Ling in action for the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup.

The Sydney Swans have selected Matthew Ling with pick 14 in the 2017 National Draft.

Matthew Ling

Club: Geelong Falcons
Height: 183cm
Weight: 75kg
Position: Midfielder

Profile

Matthew Ling is a medium defender or midfielder with line-breaking speed and good vision. He has shown an ability to distribute the ball well by both hand and foot. Ling represented Vic Country in the NAB AFL U18 Championships, using the ball very efficiently across the four matches. He is a left footer who uses the ball when it comes his way on the outside of the pack. Is widely recognised as a smart footballer who makes good decisions with the ball in hand. Has elite agility and knows how to use it to his advantage against his opponents.

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