The Sydney Swans will celebrate its proud history during Swans Heritage Week, leading into Sunday’s round 17 clash with the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium.

To celebrate the Club’s rich history, 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.

Swans Heritage Week will be marked every season at a game played in Melbourne and will feature the Swans heritage guernsey.

Throughout the week, Sydney Swans channels will celebrate key elements of the Club’s history including key moments, supporters and players.

Sydney Swans CEO Tom Harley said Swans Heritage Week was an important acknowledgment of the Swans storied history.

“The great Club we have today has been shaped by nearly 150 years of proud history, dating back to Temperance Hall in 1874,” he said.

“While we have a clear focus on the future, we have enormous respect for our heritage and what has come before us.

“Sunday’s game in Geelong was a timely reminder of the amazing support we enjoy from all our Victorian supporters, many whose passion for the Club dates back to the South Melbourne days at Lake Oval,” Harley said.

The Swans heritage guernsey is available via the SwansShop, and will be also be available at Sunday’s match against the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium.