1. We’re home!
It’s been more than 18 months since we played in front of a packed SCG – our last game with a full crowd was that magical Round 23 match in 2019 that marked the retirement of greats Jarrad McVeigh, Kieren Jack, Nick Smith and Heath Grundy, as well as Buddy’s 300th. We can’t wait to welcome fans back to our home so mark this date in your diary: Saturday, March 27 at 1:45pm – it’s when we take on the Adelaide Crows and when you’ll hear “SYYYYYYDDDDDDDNNNNNNEEEEEYYY” ringing out across Moore Park. Stay tuned for ticket on-sale dates soon.
2. Another #kinnwin
OK, so maybe that hashtag isn’t trending just yet, but we think it should. Our Head of Recruiting and List Strategy Kinnear Beatson gave Swans fans plenty of reasons to be excited at the last AFL Draft when the team secured Logan McDonald, Braeden Campbell and Errol Gulden. The three draftees all featured in Sunday’s pre-season game against GWS and all three have pushed their case for an early-season debut. McDonald gave the team a tall target up forward, Campbell gathered 18 touches and laid two tackles playing off half-back, and Gulden kicked Sydney’s opening goal for the game and frequently found himself in the thick of the action up forward.
3. Young guns gaining confidence
The draftees weren’t the only ones who looked the part in Sunday’s match, with 2020 debutants Chad Warner and Sam Wicks putting on a solid display alongside the likes of James Rowbottom, Tom McCartin, Nick Blakey and Oli Florent. Injuries to senior players in 2020 meant plenty of Sydney’s young brigade got games under their belt, and they’re going to be better for the experience.
4. An excuse to freshen up your wardrobe
We’re a sporting club so we spend a LOT of time in gym gear, but in 2020 it’s fair to say we weren’t the only ones who lived in it. But now we’re living in shiny new gym gear, thanks to our new apparel partnership with Nike. Our new logo and new playing kit are both good reasons to update your wardrobe with some new Sydney Swans Nike gear. Go on – you know you want to.
5. Your weekend sorted
Last year was challenging on so many fronts for so many reasons. And if you’re like us, you not only missed carrying on at the footy when Luke Parker does Luke Parker things, but you missed doing it with your mates. Fear not – footy is back at the SCG and you can come along with ALL of your mates. Right now we’re planning for at least 75 per cent capacity at the SCG – which is 36,000 fans!! – and we’re hoping that by the time Round 2 comes around we’ll be back to capacity. So what’s on for the weekend? Footy with your friends at the SCG.