Michael and Marg Joyce are overwhelmed at being appointed to the prestigious post of joint 2020 Sydney Swans number one ticket-holder.

Michael fell in love with the Swans when his mum Anne began taking him to see South Melbourne play at Lake Oval as a four-year-old.

An admirer of Bloods Legend Bob Skilton, Michael was an early member of the South Melbourne Bloods coterie group, is a member of the Melbourne-based Blood Brothers and is an avid supporter of the Sydney Swans Foundation.

Michael says his passion for the Swans is immeasurable.

“Mum took me to Lake Oval in South Melbourne from the age of four and I don’t think my passion for the club has changed since,” Michael said.

“There’s not a day I don’t think about the people at this club. The club and the people at the club only enhance my life, I have so many great memories, I have so many magnificent friendships and I have a sense of belonging to a great club. I have a lot to thank this club for and this has to be a highlight of our life.”

Michael and Marg have replaced 2019 number one ticket-holder Cynthia Banham. 

Peter Weinert assumed the role until 2008 before the club began appointing a new number one ticket-holder every year from 2009.

Michael thanked a long list of people when elevated to the prestigious position at the 2019 Club Champion Dinner.

“I seriously need to thank those who saw fit to make the appointment,” Michael said.

“Thank you to everyone connected to this club because you’re all a part of our life. The 1.3 million people we don’t know are friends we haven’t met yet, so we look forward to meeting a lot of people over the next 12 months. We’re proud and privileged and honoured and very thankful to the club for making such an appointment, so thank you very much.”

Sydney Swans No. 1 ticket holders  
Peter Weinert until 2008
Mal and Louise Binnie 2009
Trevor and Ailsa Bidstrup 2010
John and Loretta Cloney 2011
Philippa Power 2012
Paul McMahon 2013
Peter and Maree Thomas 2014
Duncan McPherson 2015
Adam Spencer 2016
Pat McLindin 2017
Deborah Hutton 2018
Cynthia Banham 2019
Michael and Marg Joyce 2020