Swans return home with Premiership cup
Swans players and coaching staff return home to the SCG following their epic Grand Final victory over Hawthorn.PT2M10S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-26tmk 620 349 September 30, 2012
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The celebrations are continuing for AFL premiers Sydney, with the team meeting fans in Melbourne before flying home.
About 3000 Swans supporters attended a presentation on Sunday morning at Albert Park.
Swans present the Grand Final cup to their fans at Lakeside Stadium. Photo: Joe Armao
The team were about half an hour late and were showing the effects of a big night's celebrating.
Ruckman Shane Mumford missed the team bus and arrived a few minutes later, wearing his match-day guernsey and bright green shoes.
Mumford jumped on stage to a big cheer and let out a big yell, much to the amusement of his team-mates.
AFL Grand Final Hawthorn vs Swans at the MCG
Sydney Swans celebrate their win in the 2012 AFL grand final. Photo: Pat Scala
Many Melbourne-based Swans fans followed South Melbourne before they relocated to Sydney in 1982 and coach John Longmire thanked them for their support.
"We are so lucky having a club in Sydney, but also real homeland support in Melbourne," he said.
After they were presented on stage, the players spent several minutes signing autographs and having photos taken before heading to the airport.