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KEY FACTS

Official name
Sydney Swans Limited

Known as
Sydney

Nickname
Swans

Former name
South Melbourne

Former name date
1982-01-01

Formed
1874 (as South Melbourne); 1982 (as Swans); 1983 (as Sydney Swans)

Colours
White and red

Associated clubs
Sydney Reserves; Albert Park (Original); Sydney WFC; Sydney Academy; Sydney Academy WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2023

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1879–1896

Home Ground
S.C.G.

AFL Premierships
2005, 2012 (2 total)

VFL Premierships
1909, 1918, 1933 (3 total)

VFA Premierships
1881, 1885, 1888-9-90 (5 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia - 1909; VFL Night Series - 1956-7, 1960, 1982 (4 total); McClelland Trophy - 1996, 2014, 2016 (3 total)

Most Games
372 - Adam Goodes (1999-2015)

Most Goals
681 - Bob Pratt (1930-39; 1946)

League Top Goalkickers
R.Pratt (109) 1933, (150) 1934 & (103) 1935; L.White (80) 1942; A.Lockett (121) 1996 & (109) 1998; B.Hall (80) 2005; L.Franklin (79) 2014 & (73) 2017 (5 winners/9 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Herbie Matthews 1940; Ron Clegg 1949; Fred Goldsmith 1955; Bob Skilton 1959, 1963 & 1968; Peter Bedford 1970; Graham Teasdale 1977; Barry Round 1981; Greg Williams 1986; Gerard Healy 1988; Paul Kelly 1995; Adam Goodes 2003 & 2006 (11 medallists/14 medals)

Headquarters
Light Tower #4 Driver Ave, Moore Park, NSW 2021

Postal Address
PO Box 173 Paddington, NSW, 2021

Phone: 1300 663 819 

Website
sydneyswans.com.au

Sydney



"In retrospect, the 1986-7 period can be seen as something of a false dawn for the Sydney experiment, with the ensuing seven seasons proving as bleak as almost any in the club's long and often tortured past. The private ownership experiment was also a failure. In the end, the club owners overstretched themselves and the club ended up in a much worse position financially than it had been before the move to Sydney...."

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2023 Season (AFL) Fixture

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Sydney's 2023 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Sydney        vs Gold Coast          CRR Mar 18 (Sat, 7:00)  
2 H Sydney        vs Hawthorn          SCG Mar 26 (Sun, 1:10)  
3 A Sydney        vs Melbourne          MCG Apr 2 (Sun, 3:20)  
4 H Sydney        vs Port Adelaide          SCG Apr 8 (Sat, 7:30)  
5 A Sydney        vs Richmond          ADO Apr 14 (Fri, 7:40)  
6 A Sydney        vs Geelong          KAR Apr 22 (Sat, 7:25)  
7 H Sydney        vs Greater Western Sydney          SCG Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10)  
8 A Sydney        vs Collingwood          MCG May 7 (Sun, 3:20)  
9 H Sydney        vs Fremantle          SCG May 13 (Sat, 1:45)  
10 A Sydney        vs North Melbourne          DOC May 20 (Sat, 1:45)  
11 H Sydney        vs Carlton          SCG May 26 (Fri, 7:50)  
12 Sydney       Bye        
13 H Sydney        vs St. Kilda          SCG Jun 8 (Thu, 7:20)  
14 A Sydney        vs Brisbane          GAB Jun 15 (Thu, 7:50)  
15 H Sydney        vs West Coast          SCG Jun 24 (Sat, 4:35)  
16 H Sydney        vs Geelong          SCG Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10)  
17 A Sydney        vs Richmond          MCG Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10)  
18 H Sydney        vs Western Bulldogs          SCG Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10)  
19 A Sydney        vs Fremantle          PER Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10)  
20 A Sydney        vs Essendon          DOC Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10)  
21 A Sydney        vs Greater Western Sydney          SSH Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10)  
22 H Sydney        vs Gold Coast          SCG Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10)  
23 A Sydney        vs Adelaide          ADO Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10)  
24 H Sydney        vs Melbourne          SCG Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10)  
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.