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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

Watch the footy in style in 2018!

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Corporate Hospitality packages are now available for season 2018.

Join us for the Sydney Swans home matches at this SCG this season and enjoy the footy from the comfort of our corporate areas.

We have options for you to entertain key clients, family and friends in our range of outdoor corporate boxes, private suites and our official match day function the Chairman’s Club.

We will host three Friday night home matches at the SCG in 2018 along with a blockbuster Thursday night clash against Geelong.

Once again, the Marn Grook at the SCG match will kick off the AFL’s Indigenous Round on a Friday night in Round 11.

AFL powerhouse Collingwood will be back at the SCG in August and of course the cross town Derby will be fiercely contested on a Saturday night in Round 3.

For more information on a package that might suit your needs for season 2018 leave your details below and one of our...


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Grant boost for Royals

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Junior players (back, left to right) Michael Wright, Xavier Wright, James Cassin, (front, left to right) Christian Wright and Jayden Abraham.

Chapman Valley Junior Football Club has received a $1000 grant to help offset costs of fielding a second under-8s side this year.

The club was one of 10 to receive funds through the Volkswagen Grassroots Grant, launched in 2015 in partnership with Sydney Swans and Volkswagen.

Chapman Valley Junior Football Club treasurer and registrations co-ordinator Michelle Cassin said the money would help supply new equipment.

“We are a growing junior football club and due to an influx of numbers, we were able to have two under-8s sides this year,” she said.

“When I received notification we were one of the 10 winners nationwide, I was so excited.

“Having the additional team this year meant we had to buy a new set of jumpers, balls, portable goal posts,...


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Grant boost for Royals

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Junior players (back, left to right) Michael Wright, Xavier Wright, James Cassin, (front, left to right) Christian Wright and Jayden Abraham.

Chapman Valley Junior Football Club has received a $1000 grant to help offset costs of fielding a second under-8s side this year.

The club was one of 10 to receive funds through the Volkswagen Grassroots Grant, launched in 2015 in partnership with Sydney Swans and Volkswagen.

Chapman Valley Junior Football Club treasurer and registrations co-ordinator Michelle Cassin said the money would help supply new equipment.

“We are a growing junior football club and due to an influx of numbers, we were able to have two under-8s sides this year,” she said.

“When I received notification we were one of the 10 winners nationwide, I was so excited.

“Having the additional team this year meant we had to buy a new set of jumpers, balls, portable goal posts,...


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Australia says YES!

Swans support marriage equality The Sydney Swans support marriage equality as part of the club's commitment to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

The Sydney Swans welcome today’s result in the Australian Marriage Law Survey.

The Sydney Swans welcome today’s result in the Australian Marriage Law Survey, with 61.6 per cent of Australians saying yes to marriage equality.

More than 12 million people had their say in the voluntary poll, which is almost 80 per cent of eligible Australian voters.

Statistician David Kalisch announced the result of the poll at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Canberra this morning, to the sound of cheers and applause from those who had gathered at ‘Yes’ rallies around the country.

The Sydney Swans have long been community leaders in celebrating diversity and creating a supportive environment in which people feel connected.

We believe everyone has the...


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Australia says YES!

Swans support marriage equality The Sydney Swans support marriage equality as part of the club's commitment to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

AFL 2017 Round 18 - Sydney v St Kilda

The Sydney Swans welcome today’s result in the Australian Marriage Law Survey.

The Sydney Swans welcome today’s result in the Australian Marriage Law Survey, with 61.6 per cent of Australians saying yes to marriage equality.

More than 12 million people had their say in the voluntary poll, which is almost 80 per cent of eligible Australian voters.

Statistician David Kalisch announced the result of the poll at the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Canberra this morning, to the sound of cheers and applause from those who had gathered at ‘Yes’ rallies around the country.

The Sydney Swans have long been community leaders in celebrating diversity and creating a supportive environment in which people feel connected.

We believe everyone has the...


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Season Review: #35 Sam Naismith

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Sam Naismith goes head-to-head with Melbourne's Max Gawn in Round 15.

In summation...

Sam Naismith's season was again interrupted by injury but the big man got himself fit to play a significant role in the Sydney Swans' resurgence from 0-6 to finals calculations.

The ruckman played 15 games, the bulk after Round 12, after suffering from hip and knee issues in sporadic periods this season.

While he doesn't rack up high disposal numbers, it's his tap work that's most valued by the coaching staff, with the 25-year-old from Gunnendah averaging 28 hitouts a game in 2017.

Up against Callum Sinclair and Kurt Tippett in a ongoing battle for the number one ruck spot, Naismith continues to develop his game and, with another pre-season under his belt and his body right, will look for bigger and better things next season.

What the numbers say...

Games: 15
Kicks: 52
H’balls: 81
Disposals:...


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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.

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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 died during the Swans' Round 23 clash against Carlton 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 each of Lance Franklin’s 10 goals. 

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


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Dent's new challenge

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Lachlan Dent in action for the QBE Sydney Swans Academy.

Lachlan Dent has played only 10 games of football but has shown such promise he’s been invited to take part in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy’s elite benchmark program.

Lachlan, 17, has played basketball for Australia at Under 16 and Under 17 level, and only played his first game of football during a school gala day in his hometown of Wollongong a few months ago.

A couple of his mates then asked him to fill in for their team, the Northern Districts Tigers in the Illawarra competition, as several players were injured and they were struggling for numbers.

“So I rocked up and we were playing the team that was coming last. I played okay and kicked a couple of goals. It was heaps of fun, so I was pretty keen to keep coming back,’’ he says.

He played mostly in the midfield, loved the freedom of being able to roam around the footy...


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Locked and loaded

Beatson previews the draft Head of Recruitment and List Strategy Kinnear Beatson provides us with an update on the where the coaches, recruiters and playing list sits ahead of the 2017 National Draft.

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Kinnear Beatson will again be at the helm of the Sydney Swans' strategy when clubs come together for the November 24 National Draft at Olympic Park.

If the 2017 AFL National Draft was tomorrow, Sydney’s recruitment and list strategy manager Kinnear Beatson believes the Swans would be well-equipped to land their next rising star.

The competition's youngest and brightest will gather at Olympic Park next week, where the stars of tomorrow will eagerly await their name being called to discover where they will begin their AFL journey.

Beatson and fellow Swans recruiters Michael Agresta and Ross Monaghan have been meeting with coaching staff this week, as they continue sifting through hours...


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Season Review: #39 Heath Grundy

Season Review: Grundy Veteran Heath Grundy reviews the 2017 season.

In summation...

Another strong season on the last line of defence saw Heath Grundy considered among the best backmen in the competition.

Unlucky to miss out again on All Australian selection, Grundy was a pillar in the league's best defence and helped lead the way for the younger players in the senior squad as a member of the Club's leadership group.

He averaged 17 disposals across his 24 games - one of six who played all 24 matches in season 2017 - as well as five marks and four rebound 50s.

He continually did the team things and was ranked first for 'one per centers' (104) at the football club (smothers, shepherds etc) and fourth for marks and contest marks.

He successfully negated the best forwards in the game and turned up the dial in big games, especially finals to share the Paul Roos Award for Best Player in...


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Draft prospects… 7 days to go

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Noah Balta in action for Vic Metro during the U18 Championships at Etihad Stadium.

We take a closer look at some of the potential first round draftees ahead of the National Draft to be held in Sydney on November 24.

The Club will enter the National Draft with live selections at pick 14, 33 and 51.

The following are four of the potential draft prospects predicted by experts to be selected in the first round.

Noah Balta – Calder Cannons / Vic Metro
Height: 194cm
Weight: 92kg
Position: Key defender

A graduate of NAB AFL Academy who is a super athletic tall defender with elite natural leap and line-breaking speed. Is still developing his game sense but can also play forward and was used in the ruck at stages across the year where his leap shone (he also finished in the top 10 in the standing and running vertical jump tests at the Combine). Played three games for Vic Metro in the NAB AFL...


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Season Review: #28 Nic Newman

In summation...

At the start of the 2017 season Nic Newman had not played a game of AFL football and by the end of it he had cemented his spot in the senior side with 20 games to his name.

Newman has worked hard since being rookie listed by the Swans in 2015 to work his way onto the senior list before a debut game in Round 2 against the Western Bulldogs.

Showcased his ability throughout the season at being able to not only win his own football but then use the ball with precision esepcially by foot. 

Set up plenty of attacks through the middle of the ground and pushed forward when required during the season evident by his seven goals during the year.

Newman's standout performance came against North Melbourne in Round 8 when he finished the match with 35 disposals and 11 marks.

At 24-years-old and with a strong first season of senior football under his belt the 2018 season has plenty...


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Season Review: #28 Nic Newman

In summation...

At the start of the 2017 season Nic Newman had not played a game of AFL football and by the end of it he had cemented his spot in the senior side with 20 games to his name.

Newman has worked hard since being rookie listed by the Swans in 2015 to work his way onto the senior list before a debut game in Round 2 against the Western Bulldogs.

Showcased his ability throughout the season at being able to not only win his own football but then use the ball with precision esepcially by foot. 

Set up plenty of attacks through the middle of the ground and pushed forward when required during the season evident by his seven goals during the year.

Newman's standout performance came against North Melbourne in Round 8 when he finished the match with 35 disposals and 11 marks.

At 24-years-old and with a strong first season of senior football under his belt the 2018 season has plenty...


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Cox excited by Swans mids

Cox gets down to business Dean Cox speaks with SwansTV as he starts his new role at the Sydney Swans as an assistant coach.

Premiership ruckman Dean Cox is excited about the prospect of working with some of the best midfielders in the competition when the Swans players recommence training over the next fortnight.

The Sydney Swans new look coaching staff began this week with Cox joining Steve Johnson, Rhyce Shaw and Brett Kirk as the assistant coaches alongside John Longmire this season.

Cox has spent the last 18 years at the West Coast Eagles firstly as a player and then assistant coach and will now work with Brett Kirk in charge of the Swans midfield.

Already boasting names such as Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Dan Hannebery the newly appointed assistant coach has already spoken with excitement about continuing to develop some younger players to move through that area of the...


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Cox excited by Swans mids

Cox gets down to business Dean Cox speaks with SwansTV as he starts his new role at the Sydney Swans as an assistant coach.

Premiership ruckman Dean Cox is excited about the prospect of working with some of the best midfielders in the competition when the Swans players recommence training over the next fortnight.

The Sydney Swans new look coaching staff began this week with Cox joining Steve Johnson, Rhyce Shaw and Brett Kirk as the assistant coaches alongside John Longmire this season.

Cox has spent the last 18 years at the West Coast Eagles firstly as a player and then assistant coach and will now work with Brett Kirk in charge of the Swans midfield.

Already boasting names such as Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Dan Hannebery the newly appointed assistant coach has already spoken with excitement about continuing to develop some younger players to move through that area of the...


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Cox excited by Swans mids

Cox gets down to business Dean Cox speaks with SwansTV as he starts his new role at the Sydney Swans as an assistant coach.

Premiership ruckman Dean Cox is excited about the prospect of working with some of the best midfielders in the competition when the Swans players recommence training over the next fortnight.

The Sydney Swans new look coaching staff began this week with Cox joining Steve Johnson, Rhyce Shaw and Brett Kirk as the assistant coaches alongside John Longmire this season.

Cox has spent the last 18 years at the West Coast Eagles firstly as a player and then assistant coach and will now work with Brett Kirk in charge of the Swans midfield.

Already boasting names such as Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Dan Hannebery the newly appointed assistant coach has already spoken with excitement about continuing to develop some younger players to move through that area of the...


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Cox excited by Swans mids

Cox gets down to business Dean Cox speaks with SwansTV as he starts his new role at the Sydney Swans as an assistant coach.

Premiership ruckman Dean Cox is excited about the prospect of working with some of the best midfielders in the competition when the Swans players recommence training over the next fortnight.

The Sydney Swans new look coaching staff began this week with Cox joining Steve Johnson, Rhyce Shaw and Brett Kirk as the assistant coaches alongside John Longmire this season.

Cox has spent the last 18 years at the West Coast Eagles firstly as a player and then assistant coach and will now work with Brett Kirk in charge of the Swans midfield.

Already boasting names such as Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Dan Hannebery the newly appointed assistant coach has already spoken with excitement about continuing to develop some younger players to move through that area of the...


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Benchmark to test Academy teens

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Academy participants take to the sandhills in Cronulla for training.

Senior players in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy will be pushed to their limits during the five-week benchmark-training program which runs till mid-December.

Academy head coach, Jared Crouch, will use knowledge gained during more than a dozen pre-seasons with the Sydney Swans to test the bodies and minds of the players, aged from 16 to 19.

Around 120 Academy players will run time trials, take on the infamous sandhills at Cronulla and work on their football skills during twice-weekly sessions.

Players will take part in mid-week sessions locally on the north coast of NSW, in Sydney, and at Wollongong, but will all come together each Sunday in Sydney to train near the Swans home base in Moore Park.

Boys will be assessed on a range of criteria including skill level, running ability, professionalism and competitiveness,...


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Benchmark to test Academy teens

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Academy participants take to the sandhills in Cronulla for training.

Senior players in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy will be pushed to their limits during the five-week benchmark-training program which runs till mid-December.

Academy head coach, Jared Crouch, will use knowledge gained during more than a dozen pre-seasons with the Sydney Swans to test the bodies and minds of the players, aged from 16 to 19.

Around 120 Academy players will run time trials, take on the infamous sandhills at Cronulla and work on their football skills during twice-weekly sessions.

Players will take part in mid-week sessions locally on the north coast of NSW, in Sydney, and at Wollongong, but will all come together each Sunday in Sydney to train near the Swans home base in Moore Park.

Boys will be assessed on a range of criteria including skill level, running ability, professionalism and competitiveness,...


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Johnson: 'I'm glad he's on my team'

Stevie J's new colours Hear from Steve Johnson as he begins his coaching career at the Swans.

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Steve Johnson is looking forward to working with a forward line spearheaded by Lance Franklin.

Assistant coach Steve Johnson says he’s thankful he’ll now be spending his time working with, as opposed to working against, the best full-forward in the competition.

Johnson, who clocked on for the first time at the Sydney Swans this week alongside fellow assistant Dean Cox, is already hard at work preparing for the playing group’s November 20 return – particularly the forwards who he’s been charged with overseeing in season 2018.

A classy and explosive forward himself during his time with Geelong and GWS, the 34-year comes with plenty of expertise. Johnson shared his excitement in guiding a “young and talented” outfit, spearheaded by none other than Lance Franklin.

“I’m just really looking...


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