The Sydney Swans entered the AFLW competition in 2022 and a foundation was set. Chapter one is now complete and what an amazing first chapter it was, one filled with plenty of firsts.
From the first time coming together as a team on June 13, 2022 to a welcome onto the SCG for the first time and the men’s team forming a guard of honour.
Fast forward to Round 1 and the scenes at North Sydney Oval in August for the the club’s first game. A crowd of over 8000 people were there to support the team and it will forever be a moment in this club's history.
Another highlight was the recognition of our young players throughout the season with Rising Star nominations to Montana Ham, Sofia Hurley and Cynthia Hamilton. The trio also topped the Club Champion podium. There's some exciting talent in this group and Swans fans should look forward to the years ahead.
To all our members and fans who have supported the club since season one, we can’t thank you enough. To have 7751 members, the most amount of AFLW members in our first season, and holding that record before the team had even played a game was an incredible stat. The red and white had fantastic support at our games in Sydney and in Melbourne and Adelaide. The team can feel the support at the games and through social media and appreciate it greatly.
And while the team didn’t get the results on the scoreboard in it's opening season, Head Coach Scott Gowans said: "Keep the faith, enjoy the journey, stay curious and be passionate and committed to constant sustainable improvement."
And as the team kicked off it's 2023 campaign, a season opening clash with it's cross-town rivals the GWS Giants, the thousands in attendance at North Sydney Oval on September 3, 2023 saw the ecstatic scenes spill out onto the middle of the field as the red and white sang the team song for the first time. A truly memorable day for the Sydney Swans.
2023 Memberships are on sale with plenty of options during of our AFLW season. There’s a membership to suit every footy fan in 2023 with supporter membership starting from $60 for adults. Be part of something bigger, and better – join today.