The Sydney Swans are yet to make their first appearance in the AFLW but the red and white faithful are already strongly showing their support for the Swans women's team with the club leading the AFLW membership tally at the end of the sixth season of the competition.

The Swans, who will join the next season of the competition, lead the tally with 4388 members, followed by this year's grand finalists - Adelaide Crows (4,219) and St Kilda are third with 4,055 members. Become a Foundation Member here.

Kate Mahony, Sydney Swans Executive General Manager- AFLW said it was fantastic to continue to see the excitement from the Sydney Swans family around the incoming AFLW side.

"Sitting at the top of the AFLW membership tally shows the level of support our Sydney Swans members have for this team and reflects the appetite from our fans to us enter the competition," Mahony said.

"It’s such an exciting time for the club bringing the Swans AFLW team to life and we can’t wait to get to the first bounce. 

"Thank you to all the Sydney Swans AFLW members for their support so far, it gives us great energy as we continue to build an exciting list and head towards our first season."

The support for elite women’s football has reached new heights, with AFLW club membership numbers almost doubling over the last year to surpass 48,000 for the first time.
A total of 48,712 football fans across the country became a member of their favourite AFLW club this season, breaking the previous record of 25,782 set in the 2021 NAB AFLW Season. The new figure equates to an 89 per cent increase year on year.  

Ruby Sargent-Wilson receives her AFLW guernsey in front of her Summer Series teammates

Off the field the Sydney Swans are starting their list build as the countdown to entry into the AFLW begins.

Former QBE Sydney Swans Academy athlete, Ruby Seargant-Wilson became the first to join the Swans in early March and a further seven players: Montana Beruldsen, Maddy Collier, Molly Eastman, Sarah Ford, Alice Mitchell, Lauren Szigeti and Aimee Whelan have been signed in recent weeks. You can get to know more about these players here.

With the list build is continuing, make sure you are following the dedicated social media pages - Instagram and Twitter - for all things Swans AFLW ahead of the next AFLW season.