The Sydney Swans AFLW team will again be led by the experienced Chloe Molloy and Lucy McEvoy, after it was announced the pair would remain co-captains for the 2024 AFLW Season.

Speaking on this week’s episode of More than Footy, presented by Bing Lee, McEvoy admits she was humbled to be given the opportunity to continue leading the team.

“It’s a really nice honour to have again to be recognised by the club,” said McEvoy.

“To be able to keep the captaincy for another year and have the trust from them just gives Molloy and I the confidence to go out and do what we've been doing with the support of the broader playing group as well.”

“I've really enjoyed working alongside Chloe. I've learnt so much from her in the way she goes about it and what I can take from her into my leadership as well has been really beneficial for myself.”


The walls of Sydney Swans HQ are a buzz this week with AFLW pre-season officially kicking off on Monday, but as head coach Scott Gowans explains, the hard work had in fact begun months ago.

“It’s not difficult to keep motivation up when you lose the way we did, that Adelaide game was really disappointing, so everyone has come back with a mindset that we want to get better.

“We made the decision we wouldn’t be able to just do that with a 12-week preseason, we needed a bit extra. Pre preseason was less about intensity and more about bringing the new girls up to speed on where we left off so that we can hit day one of pre-season and go forward.”

And go forth they did, with a handful of players achieving personal bests in the 1.5km time trial. Laura Gardiner topped the charts, followed by Irish duo Paris McCarthy and Tanya Kennedy with Brooke Lochland and Ella Heads rounding out the top five.

The Sydney Swans will open the AFLW season against Collingwood in a Friday night blockbuster at North Sydney Oval on August 30.

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