Tag: Pre-season

A 8-post collection

Josh Francou moves to Adelaide as Assistant Coach

The long winded rumour for former Sydney Swans coach Josh Francou has finally been confirmed today, moving to Adelaide Crows as an assistant under Don Pyke. With reports yesterday suggesting the deal was close to done, Francou has long been touted to leave the Sydney Swans in their post-season shake up. The Swans have already announced Rhyce Shaw and Steve Johnson as new coaches, while ... 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 »

Swans narrowly escape high JLT Series expectations, young players shine

The Swans were narrowly beaten by the Roos on a cool, blustery afternoon on the Coffs Harbour. After opening the scoring and leading for most of the game, the Roos worked their way back into the contest, much like round 22 last season. The Swans started most of their recruits and rookie players from last season, with Florent starting strongly and kicking 2 of the ... Continue Reading »

Rohan, Johnson placed on long term injury list

Luckless Swans defender Alex Johnson has been placed on the long term injury list alongside explosive forward, Gary Rohan. While both players have never been ones to shy from the Swans medical ward, the missing players will be a significant hit for the Swans faithful. With fans hopeful of a miraculous, fairytale return to football for the 2016 clubman of the year, being placed on ... Continue Reading »

Franklin, Parker to play in the pre-season

With Franklins' recovery from shoulder surgery well on track, the Swans confirmed today that he, along with Luke Parker, would take part in the AFL pre-season competition. The enigmatic forward won't play in the Swans first JLT clash against North Melbourne on Sunday, but is expected to take part in the remaining games, having undergone surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder joint last ... Continue Reading »

Young Swans have their chance to impress in Coffs Harbour

The Swans have released their 29 player squad for their their upcoming JLT community match against North Melbourne, to be played in Coffs Harbour on Saturday. New Swans captain Josh Kennedy has been named to lead his club for the first time, and will be joined by experienced teammates such as Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery, Nick Smith, Kurt Tippett and Sam Reid, lining up for ... Continue Reading »

Swans set for another record breaking season in 2017

A fantastic year on and off the field for the club, will get even better in 2017 with the announcement of their 2017 membership total to date. The Swans tweeted the total of 26,976 on December 1st, almost more than 8,000 at the same time in 2015. https://twitter.com/sydneyswans/status/804134155030138880 The Swans are on track to smoke their 2016 record ... Continue Reading »

2016 in review part 1: pre-season performance and expectations

This is the first article in a series of 5 where I'll be discussing the Swans' season. The first article, this one, will discuss the pre-season and season expectations. The following articles will discuss the first half of the season, second half of the season, the finals and finally the player's performances. For many Swans supporters, 2016 was an optimistic season, looking forward to improved ... Continue Reading »