Emerging Swans Tom McCartin, Joel Amartey and Marc Sheather have each signed new contracts, extending their stay at the Swans for a further two years.

Having initially spent time as a forward in his early years at the club, McCartin has become a key pillar in the Swans defence in 2021.

The 21-year-old, who hails from Geelong in Victoria has played 64 games in the red and white since debuting in 2018.

Meanwhile, the Amartey Party will roll on for at least another two seasons at the Swans, with the 21-year-old also extending his stay.

The 197cm key forward made his debut in late 2020 and has shown great promise since returning to the team in round 12 this year and stringing together six matches up forward, while also supporting Tom Hickey in the ruck.

Sheather’s new two-year deal is just reward for his strong VFL form since joining the club’s list as a category B rookie in late 2020 and another success story from the QBE Sydney Swans Academy.

Originally from the New South Wales Central Coast, Sheather joined the Swans Academy as a 12-year-old.

He played junior football with the Killarney Vale Bombers, before moving to Pennant Hills, the same path tread by Swans champion Jarrad McVeigh.

Throughout the season, VFL Coach Jeremey Laidler has praised Sheather for his strong pressure work in the Swans VFL forward line.


Sydney Swans Executive General Manager Football, Charlie Gardiner, said it was pleasing to see all three players commit to the Club.

“With Tom McCartin and Joel Amartey we have two highly promising key position players, both from Victoria, who are committed to the Club for at least the next two years.

“Tom has grown enormously both on and off the field since arriving at the Club as the youngest player selected in his draft class,” Gardiner said.

“He has shown great promise at both ends of the ground, but certainly this season, he has become a key part of our defence, and has been regularly taking on the competitions best key forwards.

“Over the last six weeks we have seen just how promising Joel can be in our forward half,” Gardiner continued.

“He has worked hard on his physical development and we are really excited about where he can take his game with the Swans over the next two years,” he said.

Gardiner said it was great to see another QBE Sydney Swans Academy product in Marc Sheather, further his opportunity with the Club.

“All credit goes to Marc, who has worked incredibly hard since joining our list as a rookie this year,” he said.

“While he is yet to play a senior game, we have been impressed with his work at VFL level and believe he has a bright future in red and white,” Gardiner said.