The QBE Sydney Swans Academy Top End girls sides have recorded historic victories over the Giants on Sunday afternoon at Homebush.
The U17 and U19 teams were in action for the first time and took on cross-town rivals, the GWS Giants and both teams shone in what was a memorable day for the club.
The U17s defeated the Giants 74-38 and the U19s recorded a 20-point victory, details below.
Goals: Doyle 4, Jarrett 3, Smith, Tracey, King
Best: Doyle, Sargent-Wilson, Heads, Hendrie, Jarrett, Morris, Beesley
Goals: Brown 2, Gibbons 2, Perdis 2, Blattman, Brennan, Gentle, Johnston, Pounsett
Best: Turner Funk, Johnston, Mason, Woolf, Saggers, Kennedy, Blades, Hawkins
There was plenty for Swans fans to smile about with an abundance of exciting, young talent on display which caught the eyes of fans at the ground and those watching the live stream:
Girls in Swans guernseys winning footy matches makes me really happy. https://t.co/d3YzUvBmFt— Gemma ?? (@glbastiani) February 21, 2021
Man, our women’s squad is gonna be lights out when we get an AFLW side.— Tyler Gantert(LAL?????? (22-9) SYD ??) (@GantertTyler) February 21, 2021
In 2021, 326 female athletes will participate in the QBE Sydney Swans Academy. Of those, 224 will participate in the Youth Girls program (U12 to U15 age groups) and 92 in the new Top End program (U16 to U19 age groups).
These talented players coming through the QBE Academy program will be the genesis of the future Sydney Swans AFLW side. Sydney Swans CEO Tom Harley has said that a Swans AFLW team remains a priority for the club, but it’s difficult to put a timeline on entry into the competition. You can read more about the club's future AFL plans here.
You can watch replays of the two games by visiting the following links: