The Sydney Swans have welcomed ruckman Peter Ladhams to the club on the final day of the Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period.

In a deal struck with Port Adelaide, Ladhams will join the Swans in exchange for a future third round selection in the NAB AFL Draft, while the two clubs will swap 2021 first round draft selections. 

Executive General Manager – Football Charlie Gardiner said he was pleased to welcome Ladhams and boost the club’s ruck stocks.

“Peter is a player who has shown great versatility to play ruck and up forward. He is 202cm but very mobile and I know Dean Cox is really forward to working with him,” Gardiner said.

“He is only 23 years of age and we see him as long term ruckman for the Club, complementing Tom Hickey who we brought to the Club during last year’s trade period.”

“Overall, while we have seen two talented players in Jordan Dawson and George Hewett depart during this trade period, we have been able to add a young, emerging ruckman as well as an additional first round draft selection for 2022, that provides us great flexibility to improve our list further,” he said.

Ladhams was recruited to Port Adelaide via the 2017 rookie draft and has played 32 career matches since debuting in 2019.

He played 17 matches with Port in 2021, including the qualifying and preliminary finals.

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