Round 1 Preview v South Fremantle

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 8:31 AM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts' 2019 WAFL campaign gets underway this Saturday against South Fremantle at Steel Blue Oval.

There's plenty of optimism surrounding the black-and-whites entering the new season with an exciting band of young players ready to emerge, a solid core group of experienced players remaining and some tough lessons learned from 2018.

Now the chance to see all that in action is at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday up against a South Fremantle team coming off playing in the past three preliminary finals.

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In Their Words – Alex Howard Round 1

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 1:17 PM - by Alex Howard

IT has been a really long pre-season and I'm pretty thankful to get through it after I've had a couple of injuries in the past. The longer pre-season goes, you never know how it's going to pan out but once the games start it sort of changes everything and you can ease into it and focus on getting to Round 1.

Even though it was a longer pre-season, we pretty much attacked it the same way but it just went a bit longer. The extra running block we do dragged on and you know when you get to that last 2km time trial of pre-season that you're almost done, but that came a lot later this year. But once we got through it we could start focusing on some game style stuff a bit more and how we were actually going to play.

I'm feeling pretty confident with the squad we're coming into the season with. Instead of probably only having 22 players, we've gone to having 32 players who probably could play league any week and we've got a good balance. Getting George Hampson in and then Leigh Kohlmann who is an experienced body up forward, and Riley Garcia and Denzel More, it's a good balance we have now. All the young fellas have taken on board what we have been saying to help them out and to be honest, George Hampson has had a huge impact.

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Welcome to the Swans New Mascot – Madjitil Maali

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The Swan Districts Football Club welcomes the arrival of its new mascot, Madjitil Maali.

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Vale Garry Sidebottom

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:16 AM

The Swan Districts Football Club wishes to offer its sincerest condolences to all the family, friends and supporters of one of our favourite sons, Garry Sidebottom who has passed away aged 64.

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Pickering excited by arrivals, Swans' youth

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:05 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts coach Adam Pickering is confident that with the additions of the likes of George Hampson and Josh Simpson, and continued emergence of an exciting group of young players that the black-and-whites can rise up the ladder in 2019.

It wasn’t quite the year that Pickering hoped for Swan Districts in his first season as coach with an eighth-place finish, winning just the six games and only one after Round 9, but he is optimistic of a turnaround now in 2019.

There is some more experience lost at Swans following the departures of Todd Banfield, Kirk Ugle, Jarrad Blight and Matthew Rogers, but Pickering is confident in both the senior players retained and the handful of arrivals that they will help signal a significant improvement this season.

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Coaches Pre-Season Update

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:06 PM

After a long pre-season we go into 2019 with a few knowns and a few unknowns. The squad looks considerably different from years past, and even looking at our team photo from last year, I think there was 30 faces in that picture no longer in our squad.

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Swans Statement Regarding Gloucester Park Incident

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Swan Districts Football Club has completed a review of the incident involving its players at Gloucester Park on Friday 15 March 2019. An investigation committee was established to collect witness statements from people in the harness racing industry and also club players.

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2019 Will Be Another Productive Year For The Club

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Swan Districts Football Club continues to transform from a traditional focused football club to a community enabler. It’s been busy building community partnerships, creating new programs and growing existing ones. New outreach programs to be delivered in 2019 will include:

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Rhys Palmer Continues to Improve

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:51 PM

The club is delighted to advise that the news about Rhys continues to look brighter.

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Rhys Palmer Update

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:18 PM

The club has been receiving many messages over the past 48 hours from both supporters and the wider community wishing Rhys a speedy recovery.

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