Round 16 Preview v South Fremantle

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 2:57 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts will be hoping the bye will prove just the tonic to return to the winners list as they prepare to take on another team, South Fremantle, on a losing streak this Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Swan Districts had lost its past six matches heading into last weekend's bye to be two games clear on the bottom of the WAFL ladder, but they have been significantly more competitive than that suggests.

With an increasingly youthful line-up, Swans have been able to keep themselves in games for the most part but not quite for the full four quarters which is a signal of the inexperience amongst the group.

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Swans Appoint Club Chaplain

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 4:16 PM

The Swan Districts Football Club recently appointed one of it’s past players Rod Manton as the Chaplain for the senior men’s squad.

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Ellard primed for big finish to frustrating 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 3:08 PM - by Chris Pike

IT is fair to say it's been a frustrating 2019 WAFL season for Swan Districts as a team and co-captain David Ellard personally, but he is focused on a strong finish to the campaign and has thrown his full support behind coach Adam Pickering.

It has been a 2019 season that has never really got off the group for Ellard. His troublesome calf didn’t allow him to make his first appearance at league level until Round 2 and then after getting through two games, he went down hurt again in Round 4 against West Perth.

He then missed Round 5 against Subiaco before returning a week later against East Fremantle in what would prove his last appearance at league level until Round 14 when he made his way back for the loss to East Fremantle prior to last weekend's bye.

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Swans impress in WAFLW ahead of break

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 2:28 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE was lots to like about Swan Districts' last appearance in the WAFLW competition ahead of another clash with Subiaco this Saturday and it was all led by a best on ground display by Fremantle Dockers AFLW star Gemma Houghton.

Swan Districts came into Round 9 of the Optus WAFLW Premiership Season as underdogs against the league-leading Subiaco at Steel Blue Oval who had just lost the once so far in the 2019 campaign.

But Swans produced their most impressive performance of the season to end up winning by 14 points ahead of a two-week break before again taking on the Lions on Saturday July 27 at Leederville Oval from 2.30pm.

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Swan Districts lose to East Fremantle at Shark Park

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 2:52 PM - by Chris Pike

DESPITE kicking just the one goal in the first half, Swan Districts was still in the contest against East Fremantle on Saturday at three quarter-time but ended up falling to a sixth straight loss with the 29-point defeat at the hands of the Sharks.

Swan Districts got themselves within tough of East Fremantle at New Choice Homes Park on Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t quite go on with the job.

East Fremantle kicked away from Swan Districts to win 8.11 (59) to 3.12 (30) with Swans finishing with 19 fewer possessions than the Sharks, 13 fewer inside-50 entries and four less scoring shots.

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Round 14 Preview v East Fremantle

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 2:36 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts will look to put together a four-quarter performance on Saturday against East Fremantle to score a win on the road to snap the current losing run and in turn move off the bottom of the WAFL ladder.

East Fremantle hosts Swan Districts on Saturday afternoon with both teams desperate to return to the winner's list as they currently occupy the bottom two positions on the ladder.

East Fremantle produced a good month of football with wins against Swan Districts, Perth and East Perth in amongst the WA Day Foundation Derby loss to South Fremantle, but the Sharks haven’t been able to continue that momentum.

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Swan Districts fire with WAFLW win over Subiaco

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:13 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts turned in a tremendous WAFL Women's performance on Saturday at Steel Blue Oval to beat Subiaco by 14 points on the back of holding the Lions scoreless in the last quarter.

Subiaco might have been the standout WAFLW team so far this season but Swan Districts opened up the competition significantly with their tremendous performance at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday afternoon.

The game was held at the Bassendean venue from midday as the lead-in to the WAFL clash in the afternoon so there was a good crowd in attendance and they saw a tremendous contest in the WAFLW.

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The Swans Nest – another first for Swans

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Swan Districts Football Club launched another first for WA football at its NAIDOC home game last Saturday – the club’s Swans Nest.

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No NAIDOC Week glory for Swans against Royals

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:54 PM - by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts produced another impressive first half but couldn’t quite keep it going against East Perth as part of the WAFL NAIDOC Round at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.

Desperately searching for a third victory of the season and lifted with the presence of some energetic new faces in the team including Dylan Smith and Aidan Clarke, Swan Districts came out playing some tremendous football in the first half.

Swans would go on to lead by 13 points at half-time as well in the game as part of NAIDOC Round in the WAFL. But the Royals went on to kick four goals to one in the second half to claim the 8.17 (65) to 8.9 (57).

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In Their Words – Brandon Erceg Round 13

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 2:49 PM - by Brandon Erceg

LAST time I wrote for this column, the weather was nice, the energy in the group was high after only losing due to missing a kick after the siren against a strong South Fremantle side, I was still a chance of playing some footy this year and the season was still very much promising in terms of potentially playing finals. 

Eight more losses and only two wins later, with winter well and truly kicking in, and some might say it has been a season to forget. But as they often say in basketball, when you take a deeper look into the box score, it shouldn’t be viewed as all doom and gloom.

Of our nine losses, two have come by under 10 points, two by a goal or less including a missed shot after the siren, a 14-point loss to East Freo after only being two points down at three quarter-time, and being overrun by Claremont after only being one point down at three quarter-time. It might sound like I’m making excuses or trying to justify our losses, but I’m not; as a club we need to get better and find a way to win more of those games than we lose when the opportunity presents. 

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