The Sydney Swans can confirm that Jordan Dawson advised the club this afternoon of his desire to return home to South Australia.

The 24-year old has played 64 matches for the club since his debut in 2017.

Dawson took his game to new a level in 2021, finishing third in the Club Champion Award behind Luke Parker and Jake Lloyd.

Sydney Swans General Manager- Football, Charlie Gardiner said the club was disappointed but acknowledged Jordan’s decision.  

“Jordan has indicated to the club his desire to return to South Australia to be closer to family,” he said.

“Jordan has been weighing up this decision for some time and despite there being an attractive long-term deal on offer with the Swans, he has arrived at the decision that he would like to return home. 

“The news is obviously disappointing for the club. Jordan is a young, hugely talented player who is coming off a breakout season in 2021, which only adds to the disappointment.

“Given we have only learned the news this afternoon, we will take some time to work through the Club’s options leading into the trade period,” Gardiner said.