The Sydney Swans will celebrate its proud history during Heritage Week which will take place the week of the Round 12 match against the Melbourne Demons at the MCG.

As with all Victorian fixtures, the team will wear the famous red-V heritage guernsey, worn by South Melbourne dating back to 1932 and made famous by Bloods Legends including Bob Skilton, Peter Bedford, Bob Pratt, Ron Clegg and J.Herbie Matthews.

The Sydney Swans of today were born out of a meeting held at South Melbourne Temperance Hall on June 19, 1874. South Melbourne won league premierships in 1909, 1918 and wore the famous red-V to success in 1933.

Heritage Week will be celebrated with various events and activities, with the headline event, the Hall of Fame Dinner, returning to Melbourne after more than a decade. There will also be an open training session at the MCG ahead of the match against the Demons and a pre-game member event.

Heritage Week Events

Hall of Fame Dinner

Be there as four new inductees are welcomed into the Swans Hall of Fame while a further eight members are elevated to 'Champions' status. Among the Champions will be four Brownlow medallists and two 2005 premiership heroes. This promises to be a memorable night and a truly great celebration of the Bloods. 

Date: Thursday June 2 

Time: 6:30pm - late 

Venue: Grand Hyatt, Melbourne  


$295 Non-member rate  

$280 Member Rate  

Tickets include a 3-course meal, beer, wine, and soft drink 

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Heritage Week celebrates the rich history of the club and its South Melbourne days.

Open Training Session

The Sydney Swans will hold an open training session at the MCG on Friday June 3, ahead of the match against Melbourne on Saturday.

The event will be hosted by Sydney Swans Ambassador Byron Cooke, Byron will chat with some of our coaches and key football department staff. There will also be some signing opportunities along the fence.  

Registrations are not required, this is a free event, come along in your red and white!  

Date Friday June 3  

Time: Gates open 3:30pm, training commences on field at 4:00pm with interviews, Q&A’s and photo opportunities on field from 4:30pm.  

Venue MCG: attendees should enter via Gate 1

Wet Weather: Event will proceed in wet weather  

Member pre-game function

Get together with fellow members before the game against Melbourne at the MCG.  Peter ‘Grubby’ Stubbs will be your MC and will chat with one of our coaches to get an insight into the game. 

The Member's function is free to attend but registration is required. Click here to register your attendance.

Please note attendees will require a ticket/membership to access the MCG to attend the match. 

Date: Saturday June 4  

Room opens and function commences: 6:00pm  

Venue: Yarra Park Room MCG  

Entry details will be confirmed once guests have registered.

Cash bar and snacks will be available in the room.  

Swans fans are encouraged to get involved in the Heritage Week events.