Jude Bolton was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2017.

Jude Bolton

325 games
196 goals
Premierships 2005, 2012


Drafted at selection number 8 in the 1998 National Draft, Jude Bolton made his AFL debut in round 12, 1999, and received an AFL Rising Star nomination the following year. He quickly became a fixture in the senior team, but his career really blossomed under the guidance of senior coach Paul Roos, He was third in the Club Champion award in 2003 and recipient of the Most Improved Player award the same year. Over the course of a magnificent career which spanned 325 games in fifteen seasons, he became not only one of the greatest players ever to wear the red and white, but the consummate team man with infectious enthusiasm and a genuine love of the football club and everyone in it – as evidenced by the fact that he is a three time winner of the Swans Best Clubman award, in 2005, 2006 and 2013. Renowned for his uncompromising fairness, courage, toughness and fanatical attack on the ball, he averaged just under five tackles and nine contested possessions per game. Jude was an integral member of the 2005 Premiership team, and one of only four members of that history-making side also to play in the 2012 Grand Final victory. Which he did despite having sustained a serious knee injury a month prior to the finals. Jude announced his retirement in August 2013 and played his last game for the red and white in the Preliminary Final against Fremantle. He will forever be revered as a champion of this football club, both on and off the field.