Tag: Academy

A 5-post collection

NEAFL Report: Swans fall short by the narrowest of margins

The Sydney Swans NEAFL team has continued its winless start to the season, with an agonising one-point loss to the Aspley Hornets on Saturday afternoon at the SCG. A team streaked with Academy top-ups and young debutants, fell just short in a gripping final term, full of momentum and lead swings. Five QBE Sydney Swans Academy players made their NEAFL debut in the curtain-raiser to ... Continue Reading »

Son of a gun commits to Swans

Star junior Nick Blakey, has chosen the Sydney Sydney as his preferred destination at the end of this year, with the Swans winning out over North Melbourne and the Brisbane Lions. Blakey, Sydney Swans academy prospect and son of former Lions and Roos’ star John Blakey, could have joined the Roos or Lions as a father-son in this years’ AFL Draft. The Swans won the ... 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 »

Reserve player ratings: Swans vs Suns NEAFL Preliminary Final, September 2nd 2017

The Swans NEAFL team on Saturday put the Suns' reserve team to the sword, with an emphatic 68-point victory that threatened to well and truly blow out. A superb first-half was the difference between the two teams, with the Swans extending the lead to an even 100-points before the final break. With the game well and truly won, the Swans put the cue in the ... 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 »