For more than 140 years the Swans have worn the Red and White, and on many occasions, have defied the odds to become one of the few continuously operating football clubs of any code in the world.
Over the journey, the bravest of men have inspired those around them and captured the imagination of two cities, while those off the field have worked tirelessly to ensure the Swans would stay alive.
These people form the basis of our football club.
On July 18, 2009, 100 years after the 1909 South Melbourne victory over Carlton in which the Swans won our first premiership, we celebrated our history and those who made it happen. The date marked our inaugural Hall of Fame event: It's In The Blood.
The first-ever inductees into our Hall of Fame included 20 Swans greats and three Bloods Legends.
On 30 April, 2011, the second Swans Hall of Fame dinner was held. Another 27 former champion players and coaches were inducted, while Peter Bedford was elevated to Bloods Legend status, just as Bob Pratt, Bob Skilton and Paul Kelly had been in 2009.
In 2012, for the first time ever, the Sydney Swans Guernsey Presentation Dinner included several Hall of Fame Inductions. This tradition continues today.
“The history of our Club must be understood by our current crop of players and the best way for them to lead our Club into the future is for them to know where the Club has come from and learn more about the players who paved the way for them today” – Sydney Swans coach John Longmire.