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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.

  • * 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

Tippett escapes serious damage

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Tippett limps off - Rd 2, 2017 Kurt Tippett in the hands of trainers after landing awkwardly in the marking contest


Kurt Tippett did not play the remainder of the game after hurting his ankle in the first quarter.

Sydney forward Kurt Tippett has escaped bone damage to his left ankle, but will have scans to assess the extent of the injury he suffered against the Western Bulldogs on Friday night.

Swans coach John Longmire told reporters after his team's 23-point loss that Tippett had suffered ligament damage after landing awkwardly as he clutched a strong mark midway through the first quarter.

The key forward was unable to take his kick and left the ground without returning.

The Swans were concerned Tippett had broken his fibula in the incident, but their fears were soon allayed.

"There's no break there so that's a good sign, so they're just looking at the ligament damage now,"...

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Talking points: Round 2, 2017

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Callum Twomey  March 31, 2017 11:30 PM

Match highlights - Rd 2, 2017 Watch all the highlights from our Round 2 loss to the Western Bulldogs on Friday night.

AFL 2017 Round 02 - Western Bulldogs v Sydney

Sam Reid booted six goals against the Dogs on Friday night.

  1. A rematch, of sorts
    For only the second time in their history, the Dogs were able to unfurl a premiership flag, which they did ahead of Friday night's encounter with the Swans who they beat by 22 points in last year's Grand Final. This was the Grand Final rematch, but both sides were very different to the teams that took the field on the first Saturday of October last year. The premiers had seven new faces – headlined by returning captain Bob Murphy – and the Swans picked eight players who didn't feature in last year's decider, including Sam Reid and Aliir Aliir. With Tom Papley, Isaac Heeney and Gary Rohan out injured, the Swans were missing three of their top...

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Swans lose a thriller

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The Western Bulldogs have won a wildly fluctuating Grand Final rematch with Sydney, overcoming a slow start and a late Lance Franklin-inspired Swans comeback to prevail by 23 points at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

The Swans looked as if they were still smarting from their shock round one loss to Port Adelaide when they burst from the blocks to kick the opening four goals, jumping to a 23-point lead midway through the first quarter.

But the Dogs soon settled and looked to have control of the match when they led by 28 points late in the third term.

The Dogs would eventually record a 16.14 (110) to 13.9 (87) victory, but Franklin and the Swans gave them an almighty scare in the meantime.

Franklin kicked a goal in the shadows of three-quarter time that brought the Swans within 22 points, and then rammed on the first three majors of the final term, the last two majestic curling shots...

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HCF health and fitness challenge

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HCF health and fitness challenge Four Sydney Swans players, including captain Josh Kennedy, have battled it out against four everyday Australians as part of a health and fitness challenge from not-for-profit health fund, HCF.

Four Sydney Swans players, including captain Josh Kennedy, have battled it out against four everyday Australians as part of a health and fitness challenge from not-for-profit health fund, HCF.

The HCF Swans Jobs Challenges saw seven days of health data from Swans players Kennedy, Kieren Jack, Dan Hannebery and Luke Parker compared against data from four everyday Aussies. The results were analysed for speed, heart rate, distance travelled, recovery and nutrition by the Sydney Swans professional support team.

The four Aussies performed surprisingly well against full-time athletes, with both parties showing a similar resting heart rate of 49-52bpm, well below...

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On This Day: Hall's Swans debut

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Fifteen years ago, on Sunday March 31, 2002, Barry Hall made his debut for the Sydney Swans.

It was a Round 1 Sunday afternoon clash at the SCG against defending premiers Brisbane as the former St Kilda strongman, traded over summer to the Harbour City, pulled on the red and white #1 jumper for the first time.

The Swans, having been knocked out in the first week of the 2001 finals, went into the new season with a new-look key forward set-up.

Lining up alongside the boom recruit was the legendary Tony Lockett, who had made a comeback at age 36, after two years in retirement.

And while the Lockett experiment amounted to just three games as injury got the better of the game’s all-time leading goal-kicker, it was the beginning of a wonderful union for Hall and the Swans.

Hall, the former Murray Bushrangers product born in the small town of Broadford in central Victoria and originally...

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NEAFL: Swans await Lions roar

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NEAFL Preview: Rd 1, 2017 NEAFL coach Rhyce Shaw talks to SwansTV ahead of Saturday's game against Brisbane.

The Sydney Swans will kick off their NEAFL season against the Brisbane Lions at Blacktown International Sportspark on Saturday.

Originally scheduled to be played in Queensland the match was relocated to Blacktown due to the extreme weather conditions in the North of Australia.

The Swans are set to field a strong side with 16 AFL listed players lining up in the match include Aliir Aliir, Callum Sinclair, Dean Towers and James Rose.

Coach Rhyce Shaw said his side was looking forward to getting back onto the field for their first competitive game in 2017.

“We have a had a pretty good pre-season so now it is going to be interesting to see how we perform," Shaw said.

"We have got some good senior players playing with us among a pretty young crop so I am looking forward to it and...

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Hayward signs on

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Will Hayward has signed a new contract extension with the Sydney Swans.

Up-and-coming Sydney Swans forward Will Hayward has put pen to paper, signing a one-year contract extension with the Club.

It’s been a memorable week for Sydney’s No. 9 who will make his AFL debut against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium tonight, just four months after being drafted by the Swans.

The South Australian, who was recruited with pick 21 in last year’s AFL National Draft, impressed in his first pre-season by playing two JLT Community Series matches.  

Sydney’s Head of Football Tom Harley says he’s rapt Hayward has committed to the Swans so early in his career.

“We’re very happy that Will has decided to extend his first contract with the Club by a further year,” Harley said.

“Will’s made an immediate impression with his willingness to learn and also his thirst for the contest.

“It’s exciting for us to...

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Broadcast Guide: Round 2

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The Sydney Swans will take on the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

The Sydney Swans blockbuster clash against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Friday night will be broadcast LIVE across the Seven Network.

For those in Sydney you can catch the action live and free on 7mate from 7.30pm.

See below a full breakdown of TV broadcasts for our Round 2 match:

Metro Television
Sydney: 7mate at 7.30pm (live), FOX Footy 504 at 7.30pm (live)

Melbourne: Channel 7 at 7.30pm (live), FOX Footy 504 at 7.30pm (live)
Adelaide: Channel 7 at 7.00pm (live), FOX Footy 504 at 7.00pm (live)
Perth: 7mate at 4.30pm (live), FOX Footy 504 at 4.30pm (live)
Brisbane: 7mate at 6.30pm (live), FOX Footy 504 at 6.30pm (live)

See below a full breakdown of the radio broadcasts for our Round 2 match:

Metro Radio
Sydney: Triple M, Talking Lifestyle, ABC News
Melbourne: SEN, 3AW, Triple M, ABC Radio,...

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NEAFL: Round 1 fixture change

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Rhyce Shaw will once again coach the Sydney Swans NEAFL side in 2017.

The North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) wishes to advise the Round 1 fixture between the Brisbane Lions and Sydney Swans has been rescheduled due to an extreme wet weather event in South-East Queensland.

The match was originally scheduled for South Pine Sports Complex, but has now been relocated to Blacktown International Sportspark at 1.30pm on Saturday, April 1.

The Southport v Sydney University match at Fankhauser Reserve will go ahead as planned, subject to a ground inspection on Friday, March 31.


Saturday, April 1, 2017 (all times local)

Canberra Demons v Redland Bombers at Allinsure Park, 12pm
Southport Sharks v Sydney University at Fankhauser Reserve, 12pm (live streamed on NEAFL TV)
GWS GIANTS v Gold Coast at Spotless Stadium, 12.55pm (live streamed on NEAFL TV)
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Three debutants to face Dogs

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Team Selection - Rd 2, 2017 Sydney Swans coach John Longmire names his final side for the clash against the Western Bulldogs, thanks to Centrum.


Nic Newman will make his debut against the Western Bulldogs on Friday night.

The Sydney Swans have named three fresh faces for Friday night's blockbuster clash against the Western Bulldogs.

Coach John Longmire believes previous experience will count for plenty when Nic Newman, Robbie Fox and Will Hayward make their debuts against the Bulldogs.

The trio have been selected to replace Dane Rampe (arm), Dan Robinson (shoulder) and Dean Towers (omitted) for the Round 2 blockbuster clash at Docklands Stadium.

Newman and Fox were drafted as mature-age players, hardened recruits thanks to time spent with the VFL before finding themselves on the Sydney Swans’ list.

Newman spent two seasons with the Frankston Dolphins, winning the Fothergill-Round...

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Match day information: Round 2, 2017

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Lance Franklin tries to shake the tackle from Tory Dickson of the Western Bulldogs.

The Sydney Swans will be looking to get back on the winners list when they tackle the Western Bulldogs on Friday night at Etihad Stadium.

Find all the information you need to know ahead of the match below.

Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans
Friday March 31, 2017
Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm EDT

Opening Times                                               
Public gates: 5.45pm

Bounce: 7.50pm

A Sydney Swans Merchandise Marquee stocked with all the latest Swans gear will be located on the Bourke Street Pedestrian Footbridge in between Etihad Stadium and Southern Cross Station from 5.30pm until quarter time. Show your true colours and deck yourself out in red and white for the big match!

Membership Redemption Items
Sydney Swans 2017 member redemption items will be available to collect from Gate 5 from...

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Cooking with Courtney: Avocado, coconut & cacao mousse

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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.

First up we get the low down on a yummy desert that is easy to make!

Recipe By Courtney Roulston


4 large ripe soft Avocados, peeled & seeded

150ml Coconut Cream *(refrigerated overnight)

½ raw cup cacao powder

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

½ teaspoon sea salt flakes

½ cup maple Syrup


½ cup slivered almonds, toasted

½ cup Shredded coconut, toasted

1 cup fresh raspberries

1 cup blueberries

Place the avocado flesh, coconut cream, vanilla, salt and maple syrup into the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender occasionally to ensure there are no...

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Swans in the media - March 30, 2017

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We bring you the latest news with some red and white flavour from the newspapers across the country in the latest Swans in the Media.

Reid: My best is yet to come
Neil Cordy
Daily Telegraph, March 30

THE 2017 season is Sam Reid’s eighth in red and white but in a remarkably blunt assessment of his time at the Swans, the swingman says he is yet to produce a year he is happy with.

Reid was one of the Swans’ few clear winners in last week’s shock loss to Port Adelaide. He hopes he can reproduce that sort of performance on a more regular basis, starting with Friday night’s grand final rematch against the Western Bulldogs — his 100th AFL game.

“I don’t think I’ve had a strong or consistent year since I’ve been here,” Reid said.

“I’ve got plenty more to give. The goal is to stay out there this year and play consistent footy.”

Injury-hit Swans turn to Reid for inspiration
James Buckley
SMH, March...

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Reid clocks up the ton

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Reid press conference - Rd 2, 2017 Sam Reid speaks with the media ahead of training on Wednesday morning.


Sam Reid celebrates his 100th game milestone against Western Bulldogs on Friday night.

Sydney forward Sam Reid looks to have overcome the family curse and is set to play his 100th AFL game, but says he is still striving for consistency.

Reid, who didn't play a single senior game last season because of injuries, should bring up his ton against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Friday - while elder sibling Ben, also had a long wait to get to his century with Collingwood.

He kicked three goals in his comeback game last Saturday and was one of the Swans' best players, but said it was a bittersweet feeling as the side lost at home to Port Adelaide.

Sam's older sibling Ben also had a torturous wait before making his 100th appearance for Collingwood.

He was on 95 games after...

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Gallery: Round 2, here we go!

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The Sydney Swans took to the SCG for the final time before flying to Melbourne ahead of Friday night's clash against the Western Bulldogs.

With injured duo Dane Rampe and Dan Robinson looked on from the sidelines, the rest of the playing group looked in a relaxed but determined state of mind during Wednesday's two-hour session.

At least two spots will be up for grabs in the final side which will take on the reigning premier at Docklands, meaning there was plenty to prove for a number of players.

Could we see another debutant feature? More? Time will tell.

Sydney Swans Media bring you the best photos from the session below.

How good would it be if these two were 'ins' this weekend? Unfortunately that's not the case, but it won't be too long before we see them back where they belong.

Will Hayward was all smiles before training. Could he know something we don't?

James Rose looks on as...

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Group Offer: 10 for $250

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Take advantage of our great ticket offer for Round 3 today!

Grab your mates and bring a group to our Round 3 match against Collingwood at the SCG on Friday, April 7.

To help you get your friends and family over the line, we’ve put together a great offer exclusively available through the Sydney Swans.

Pay only $250 for 10 x adult reserved seat tickets – giving you a total saving of $300!

To book a place in the stands for your group, please call Anthony on (02) 9339 9190 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, email the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll get back to you.

We look forward to seeing you and your group at the footy!

Offer expires 5pm Friday April 7 unless sold out prior.

* A service & handling fee of $6.60 may apply. Limit of 50 tickets per customer. Offer valid on Concourse Category 2 seats through the Sydney Swans Football Club. Not valid in conjunction with...

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In the Blood: A passion born in South Melbourne

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John Derum at the SCG watching the Swans alongside his sons Oliver (centre) and Clancy (right).

It’s all Mum’s fault!  Mum was a dedicated South Melbourne supporter because her brother Hugh played for South. Hugh (H.J.) McLaughlin played 96 games for South between 1929 and 1934 including the 1933 Premiership and although he later played a few seasons at Footscray, his son Hugh (H.E.) went to South under the father/son rule and played 128 games and in retirement was a runner and selector.

You can see their names on the tiles near Paul Kelly’s statue and on the dressing room lockers of number 8 and number 25.

So it was to Albert Park that I went with Mum to see my biggest cousin play in the thirds, then the seconds and at last in the firsts.

This was the 1950s – hard years for the Swans. The only success we could depend on was Brownlow medals. Herbie Mathews, Ron Clegg, Fred Goldsmith...

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Reid a happy Swan

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Sam Reid will celebrate his 100th match on Friday night against the Western Bulldogs.

Soon to be out of contract Sydney forward Sam Reid says he has no real interest in joining brother Ben at Collingwood or any other Melbourne-based club at the end of the year.

Reid's five-year deal with the Swans expires at the end of this season, and the key forward is yet to officially commit to the club beyond 2017.

The 25-year-old is a key part of John Longmire's side and kicked three goals in round one loss to Port Adelaide, his first senior game since the 2015 finals, after failing to make an appearance last year because of hamstring, calf and Achilles injuries.

But he told SEN radio on Wednesday that moving home to Victoria wasn't in his future plans.

"Not really," he said.

"I do love it up here (in Sydney), I love the footy club, I love the lifestyle and there's not really any reason for me...

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Hot Topics: Turning the tables

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Dane Rampe will miss at least the next five weeks with a broken arm.

Turning the tables

Well, AFL fans haven’t had to wait long before the Sydney Swans and Western Bulldogs meet for the first time since last year’s Grand Final.

We all know what happened on that heartbreaking day so no need to revisit the result.

The clash at Etihad Stadium is building as the game of Round 2 – the Swans looking to bounce back after a disappointing loss to Port Adelaide while the Dogs will be eyeing back-to-back wins after defeating Collingwood.

Both sides look a little different but the feeling will be same.

Can the Swans get one back on the reining premiers early in 2017 or will it be ‘Ground-dog Day’?

Rampe’s rotten luck

Before Monday’s training mishap Dane Rampe had missed only one game since making his debut in 2013.

He’s been one of the most resilient players in the game and was in line to...

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Robinson undergoes surgery

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HCF Injury Update - March 28, 2017 Head of Football Tom Harley provides the latest injury update thanks to HCF Health Insurance.


Dan Robinson has been sidelined after breaking his collarbone against Port Adelaide.

Sydney Swans youngster Dan Robinson has undergone surgery to repair a broken collarbone suffered against Port Adelaide on Saturday.

Robinson is expected to miss at least five weeks as he recovers from the surgery to the same bone he broke during the 2015 season.

Head of Football Tom Harley said the rehabilitation program for the 22-year-old would be determined over the next few days.

“Dan spent a lot of time out of the side last year with a shoulder injury and he broke his collarbone a couple of years ago in the same spot,” Harley told the HCF injury update.

“It’s probably too early to put a prognosis on that but we expect him to miss anywhere between five and eight...

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