Tag: Contracts

A 40-post collection

Hayward inks extension, a Swan until 2020

Sydney Swans' rising star forward Will Hayward has put pen to paper, signing a 1-year contract extension on Monday. The 19-year-old has turned a three year deal into four, and is set to remain with the club until at least the end of 2020. Hayward was secured by the Swans in the AFL's National Draft in 2016 with pick 21, their second-round selection. He was ... Continue Reading »

Swans coaching shake-up bears no similarities to Fremantle's

The Sydney Swans kicked off their 2018 AFL Premiership campaign in gusto, lead brilliantly from the front by superstar Lance Franklin. Eight goals for the game, five in the first half, set the Swans well on their way to a 29-point victory, battling a dogged Eagles outfit that did their best to win their first match at their brand new home ground. Isaac Heeney, Luke ... Continue Reading »

Nine years may be just the beginning for Franklin

31-year-old Sydney Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin is showing no signs of slowing down, entering the 5th year of his mammoth 9 year, $10 million contract with the Swans. Integral to the Swans chances of AFL Premiership success, the 4-time Coleman medalist laid to rest any fears over minor ankle and knee procedures in the off-season with a strong JLT campaign. "I had both knees ... Continue Reading »

Kurt Tippett's retirement settlement puts the Swans back into the Free Agency market at season's end

Kurt Tippett's sudden retirement on Monday afternoon shocked many, but came as no surprise to coach John Longmire. Tippett ended his 178-game career on Monday, after deciding he would be unable to return to his best after a recent ankle reconstruction. The ruckman battled through recurring ankle injuries in 2017, since suffering the first against the Bulldogs in Round 2. Despite having three years left ... Continue Reading »

Swans big man Kurt Tippett retires from AFL

After a career spanning 178 games for two clubs, Kurt Tippett announced his immediate retirement from football on Monday morning. Citing doubts over his body's ability to return from injury, he battled persistent ankle, hip and hamstring issues in the past two seasons. Despite the setbacks over the past few seasons, he was working to strengthen his ankle following post-season reconstructive surgery. Tippett remained optimistic ... Continue Reading »

Alex Johnson on the outer, joined by Sam Fisher

Today the Sydney Swans announced two more list changes to their side ahead of the 2018 season. Premiership player Alex Johnson has been informed that he will not be offered a senior contract for 2018, but could still be drafted by the Sydney Swans in the Rookie Draft. The Swans recruited the defender with pick 57 in the 2010 AFL Draft, making his debut in ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans late flurry shores up picks for 2018

The Sydney Swans have finally entered the 2018 trade merry-go-round, trading rising Category B Rookie Sam Murray to Collingwood, with future picks exchanged. https://twitter.com/aflratings/status/920809239378927623 Will full knowledge that landing Nick Blakey in 2018 may well be mission impossible without improved 2018 picks, the Swans agreed terms with Collingwood last night. The Swans have parted ways with Sam Murray, their 2017 ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans coaching shuffle still beating strong

West Coast champion Dean Cox has some big shoes to fill when he takes over the ruck coaching duties at the Sydney Swans this week. Stephen Taubert, a larger than life figure, with a distinguished playing career, returned to the Sydney Swans in 1999 to take up a part-time specialist ruck coaching role. After 18 years in the role, working with some of the competition's ... Continue Reading »

Eagle Dean Cox the latest to swap feathers?

The Sydney Swans are undergoing somewhat of a coaching shake up this off-season, and with news Dean Cox is in town, it could get even bigger. The Swans have already farewelled stalwarts Stuart Dew (Gold Coast Suns), Josh Francou (Adelaide) and Henry Playfair (St Kilda), welcoming Steve Johnson, Tadhg Kennelly and recently retired defender Jeremy Laidler into the coaching mix. While Laidler and Kennelly will ... Continue Reading »

Stuart Dew climbs the AFL coaching mountain

The Suns have today unveiled their latest Senior Coach appointment as former Sydney Swans Senior Assistant, Stuart Dew. Dew, a two-time premiership player with Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, and premiership assistant coach with the Sydney Swans in 2012, takes the reigns of the struggling Queensland club. Having started off as a Development Coach in 2010, Dew worked his way up the ranks, taking up an ... Continue Reading »

Stevie J and Tadhg Kennelly join Sydney Swans coaching ranks

Retired premiership players Steve Johnson and Tadhg Kennelly are joining the Sydney Swans coaching ranks, joining Jeremy Laidler. The rumour mill has been in overdrive for almost two months with the Swans' capture of Steve Johnson, reported here 6 weeks ago. Johnson, a triple premiership player, three time All Australian and 2007 Normsmith medalist, will be taking the reigns as the new forwards coach. Bringing ... Continue Reading »

Journeyman Laidler signs off

Sydney Swans defender Jeremy Laidler has called an end to his 10-year AFL career, having played 87-games for three clubs. Drafted by Geelong in the 2008 Rookie Draft with pick 32, Laidler played two games for the Cats before he was traded to the Blues in 2010. He made his way to the Swans as a delisted free agent in 2013 after playing 24 games ... Continue Reading »

Delistings: The proverbial axe falls

While the majority of Sydney Swans were nursing Mad Monday hangovers, a tentative few waited by the phone for the inevitable call signalling the end of their Bloods career. Those unfortunate three were today revealed to be Tyrone Leonardis, Michael Talia, and NEAFL captain Brandon Jack. These names should surprise nobody. Leonardis failed to make his AFL debut, after being drafted with pick 51 in ... Continue Reading »

Sydney Swans insist Aliir Aliir and Kurt Tippett are going no where

Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley insists that Kurt Tippett and Aliir Aliir are staying put with the Swans. Kurt Tippett played nine games in an injury-interrupted 2017, dogged by ankle issues throughout the year, eventually missing the finals with Callum Sinclair and Sam Naismith preferred over him. Tippett's extension has been incorrectly reported for months now, with the big man extending his stay ... Continue Reading »

Veteran Jarrad McVeigh signs on for another season

Former captain Jarrad McVeigh has extended his career with the Swans into a 16th year by signing a 1-year contract extension. Speculation was rife through July and August as to his future, with many media commentators and journalists claiming that he was as good as gone, while we here at the blog commented that his future was uncertain. Fortunately, the 32-year-old has put pen to ... Continue Reading »