Stephen Treloar

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Treloar's draft talk - Swans gain competitive advantage through crafty drafting

After what seemed like a relatively quiet trade period, eyes quickly moved to the draft to see how the Swans would continue their strong record in youth development and recruitment. Their main focus was on high-profile Academy product, Nick Blakey. After earlier in the year turning down North Melbourne and Brisbane for the Swans, he finally landed at the club after a matched-bid by the ... Continue Reading »

Match preview: Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants, Second Elimination Final, 2018

Well, we made it. Just. After looking like we might drop out of the eight altogether, the Swans pulled out a good bit of form, winning three from their last four matches - all against top 4 opponents. Our only loss was at the hands of the Hawks, without arguably our two best players in Lance Franklin and Luke Parker. As good as ruled in ... Continue Reading »

Swans Academy 2017 - Who to keep an eye on

Hey all, it's been a year of change for the northern academies this year, which I'll explain further below. But it looks like there are a few great prospects for the Swans to pounce on at the draft. Changes to Div 2 Championships Prior to this year, the U18 Championships were split into two divisions, with Vic Metro, Vic Country, South Australia and Western Australia ... Continue Reading »

"LEAVE KURTLY ALONE!!!" A defence of Kurt Tippett

As a Swans fan, one thing which strikes me when I read the comments on the Sydney Swans Facebook page is the negativity which surrounds Kurt Tippett. This article is intended to serve as the devil's advocate. Note that I don't necessarily 100% agree with what is written below, but the argument can easily be made. Alright, here goes: The Story so far It was ... Continue Reading »