Sydney Swans

Teen prodigy could become Swans rebound king

David Sygall 1:35 PM   The race is on to fill the gap left by departed speedsters Rhyce Shaw and Lewis Jetta. And young gun Callum Mills is putting up his hand.

Buddy's back and looking fearsome

Welcomed return: Lance Franklin was back in action in a Swans' intra-club trial.

David Sygall 9:40 PM   After a challenging few months dealing with illness, Lance Franklin looks primed for the upcoming AFL season.

Clubs trade height for heat in pre-season training

North Melbourne players at a pre-season training camp in Utah.

Peter Hanlon   Football clubs have shifted away from altitude training and gone in search of the sun.

Harley denies boos delayed Goodes' farewell

Swansong: Adam Goodes will farewell the Sydney faithful at the SCG in round three.

Ronny Lerner   Sydney football manager Tom Harley has denied the club purposely avoided using the season-opening clash against Collingwood at ANZ Stadium for Adam Goodes' farewell lap of honour to avoid any chance of more booing from opposition fans.

Swans avoid Magpies in Goodes farewell

Adam Goodes will do a lap of honour with Mike Pyke in round three.

Adam Goodes' final farewell to Sydney Swans fans will be delayed two weeks in an effort to avoid further jeering from Collingwood supporters.

983 games' worth of experience gone

Adam Goodes' quiet goodbye was typical of the type of person he is. "Adam said that’s enough," coach John Longmire said.

Sydney's leadership stocks have taken an almighty beating in the off-season and the challenge is for the next generation to fill the gap.

Bombers approached Goodes for top-up list

Adam Goodes will do a lap of honour with Mike Pyke in round three.

Jake Niall   Sydney's retired great Adam Goodes spurned an approach by Essendon, which was interested in recruiting the champion as a top up player.

Kenyan warriors set for a run on the SCG

Leap of faith: The Maasai Warriors were introduced to the SCG on Tuesday ahead of this week's Marathon Cricket event.

Jotham Lian   Sydney Swans legends Adam Goodes and Jude Bolton traded a Sherrin for a Kookaburra against some of the most unlikely of opponents at the SCG on Tuesday.

Swans' youngsters need to stand up

Nick Smith says the Swans will find it tough to replace the experienced hands who have left.

Opportunities abound for Sydney's young guns but backline stalwart Nick Smith concedes it will he hard for the club to immediately replace five premiership players who have left.

Longmire: Buddy is in great nick

Lance Franklin has had a strong pre-season.

Ronny Lerner   Sydney superstar Lance Franklin has had his best pre-season to date since arriving at the Swans, according to coach John Longmire.

Buddy will never 'truly recover'

'Just because he is a sports star doesn't mean that he's bulletproof':  Jesinta Campbell and Buddy Franklin.

Tom Decent   Jesinta Campbell, the fiancé of Sydney Swans star Lance 'Buddy' Franklin, believes her partner will never "truly recover" from his mental health issues.

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Smith signs with Swans until 2018

Will Langford of Hawthorn handballs as he is tackled by Nick Smith of the Swans.

Premiership-winning player Nick Smith has pledged his commitment to Sydney until 2018, after signing a two-year contract extension.

Parker signs with Swans till 2021

Young leader: Sydney's Luke Parker.

Jotham Lian   Sydney have retained Luke Parker for the long term, with the midfield engine extending his contract at the Swans for a further five seasons.

Parker a Swan until end of 2021

Young leader: Sydney's Luke Parker.

Daniel Cherny   Sydney have shored up their midfield for the long term, with gun midfielder Luke Parker extending his contract at the club for a further five seasons.

Parker wants long-term Swans deal

Luke Parker wants a long-term deal with the Swans.

Sydney midfield dynamo Luke Parker says he would love to lock in a long-term deal with the Swans and hopes to get it done soon.

The Swans' best wins

In 1987, Sydney kicked 36.20 (236) against Essendon, at that time the second highest score in VFL history.

Daniel Cherny   From the Lake Oval to the Harbour City, there's been a bit of water under the bridge for the Swans over the past 45 years.

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Family dynasty emerges at Swans

Bloodlines: Tom Papley is following in the footsteps of both of his grandfathers in donning the red and the white.

David Sygall   One grandfather was a club champion, the other a favourite of the great Bob Skilton. Now Tom Papley is setting out to make his own name.

Spur of the moment means surgery for Buddy

Lance Franklin has had a strong preseason.

Emma Quayle   Sydney forward Lance Franklin will have surgery this week to repair a niggling finger injury.

Life after football's final curtain

Jonathan Simpkin, Hawthorn premiership footballer who was delisted at the end of the season.

Peter Hanlon   Even when the end isn't unexpected, it still turns a footballer's life on its head.

Dunkley a happy Bulldog

New pups: (left to right) Western Bulldogs draftees Kieran Collins, Josh Dunkley, Bailey Williams, and Marcus Williams

Emma Quayle   Josh Dunkley had a decision to make, for most of this year. Sydney, or the draft? The draft, or Sydney? In the end it didn't matter.