Sydney Swans

Sydney SwansOriginally founded as South Melbourne in 1874, the club relocated in 1982 to become the Sydney Swans – the first non-Victorian team to take part in the VFL. The team endured a 72-year premiership drought that ended in 2005, and won the flag again in 2012.

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Sydney made history in 2017, recovering from an 0-6 start to qualify for the finals – becoming the first ever team in the competition to do so. The Swans entered September as one of the premiership favourites – despite finishing in sixth – although they were eliminated in the semi finals after a miserable performance against Geelong.

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Senior coach: John Longmire
Captain: Josh Kennedy
2017 finish: 6th (5th after finals)
2017 best and fairest: Luke Parker
2017 leading goalkicker: Lance Franklin (73)
Premierships: 1909, 1918, 1933, 2005, 2012

2017 Team List
James Rose, Alex Johnson, Jarrad McVeigh, Dan Hannebery, Isaac Heeney, Jordan Foote, Harry Cunningham, Kurt Tippett, Will Hayward, Zak Jones, Jeremy Laidler, Josh Kennedy, Oliver Florent, Callum Mills, Kieren Jack, Gary Rohan, Darcy Cameron, Callum Sinclair, Shaun Edwards, Sam Reid, Jack Maibaum, Dean Towers, Lance Franklin, Dane Rampe, Ben Ronke, Luke Parker, Daniel Robinson, Nic Newman, George Hewett, Tyrone Leonardis, Harry Marsh, Michael Talia, Brandon Jack, Jordan Dawson, Sam Naismith, Aliir Aliir, Colin O’Riordan, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith, Tom Papley, Robbie Fox, Lewis Melican, Jake Lloyd, Nic Newman, Harrison Marsh, Colin O’Riordan, Tom Papley, Lewis Melican, Sam Fisher, Sam Murray, Toby Pink

Gary Rohan Sydney Swans AFL 2017

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Last updated: 9 November, 2017

Sydney Swans Articles

2018 AFL crystal ball: Familiar faces in the big dance

2018 AFL crystal ball: Familiar faces in the big dance

by , 6 Nov 2017

With the trade period done and only drafts and delisted free agency period to be completed, we can now make our first look at ladder predictions for next year.

Have the Swans lost their ‘Bloods’ culture?

Have the Swans lost their ‘Bloods’ culture?

by , 18 Oct 2017

It’s not that long ago that other clubs wanted to be like the Sydney Swans and supporters from other clubs looked on in admiration, wondering just what it was like to follow such a team.

Dew some good luck: Suns sign Swan Stuart in coach poach

Dew some good luck: Suns sign Swan Stuart in coach poach

by , 5 Oct 2017

The Gold Coast Suns have selected Sydney’s Stuart Dew as the man to hopefully take them from irrelevant rabble to top of the table.

Playing the kids is the Sydney Swans’ path to a premiership

Playing the kids is the Sydney Swans’ path to a premiership

by , 5 Oct 2017

Starting the season 0-6, the Sydney Swans became the first team in history to begin at that mark and still make the finals, going 14-2 – with their two losses coming against Hawthorn and both only by a goal.

A look back at the last fifteen grand finals

A look back at the last fifteen grand finals

by , 28 Sep 2017

The last fifteen grand finals have had some exciting moments, some great Norm Smith Medallists, and great finals moments.

Unlocking the enigma that is Gary Rohan

Unlocking the enigma that is Gary Rohan

by , 23 Sep 2017

Few players have polarised Sydney Swans fans more than Gary Rohan.

The Sydney Swans are built to win flags – so why don’t they?

The Sydney Swans are built to win flags – so why don’t they?

by , 21 Sep 2017

A season that promised so much for Sydney has ultimately delivered so little. Despite that, they still have one of the most talented and well-balanced playing lists in the league.

Dumbfounding Franklin hyperbole just an old man yelling at cloud

Dumbfounding Franklin hyperbole just an old man yelling at cloud

by , 21 Sep 2017

Life as a Sydney Swans supporter is full of ups and downs. Nothing is more certain – not even taxes – than Victorian media bias against the Harbourside club.

Another failed finals series for John Longmire

Another failed finals series for John Longmire

by , 19 Sep 2017

Once again, John Longmire has led the Sydney Swans to finals failure. As ever, he will escape any meaningful scrutiny.

Stunned Swans skipper looking for answers

Stunned Swans skipper looking for answers

by , 16 Sep 2017

Shell-shocked Sydney skipper Josh Kennedy was left searching for answers after the Geelong onslaught that brought the Swans’ AFL season to a close.


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