Sydney Swans

Swans welcome colossal rookie ruckman

David Sygall   Kyle Galloway stands eye to eye with the AFL's tallest player, Aaron Sandilands, but his first victim was Swans premiership player Mike Pyke.

Hopper compares well with Mills, Giants believe

Blues brothers: NSW draft picks Matthew Kennedy (GWS), Callum Mills (Sydney Swans) and Jacob Hopper (GWS).

David Sygall   The pre-draft attention was fixed on Swans academy star Callum Mills. But the Giants are confident bustling midfielder Jacob Hopper is every bit as good. And so is his younger brother.

Swans recruit sorry for Facebook faux pas

Tyrone Leonardis during the 2015 AFL draft combine at Etihad Stadium.

Daniel Cherny   Sydney draftee Tyrone Leonardis was said to apologetic after it emerged on social media that he had a strong distaste for recently retired Swans champion and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes.

Johnson upbeat after fourth knee reconstruction

"I've tried to stay really positive through it all": Sydney Swan Alex Johnson.

Jason Phelan   ​Luckless Sydney AFL defender Alex Johnson is intent on returning to the field in 2016 despite undergoing his fourth knee reconstruction on Monday.

Heeney ready to resume with Swans

Isaac Heeney will rejoin pre-season training with the Swans on Monday.

Gun Sydney Swans youngster Isaac Heeney has recovered from the broken jaw he suffered when allegedly assaulted last month and will join his teammates when pre-season training gets underway on Monday.

Guide to the draft: part 2

On the Bulldogs' radar: Darcy Tucker.

Emma Quayle   Club-by-club guide to the AFL national draft: part 2. What your club has, what it needs and who it could be looking at.

Sydney product set to go top 5 in AFL draft

Academy prospect Callum Mills

David Sygall   Swans Academy product Isaac Heeney set the AFL alight in his debut season this year. Just wait till you see his mate Callum Mills play.

Johnson to have fourth knee reconstruction

Sydney's Alex Johnson hasn't played a game since the 2012 premiership victory over Hawthorn.

Michael Gleeson   Sydney premiership defender Alex Johnson is about to have his fourth knee reconstruction and has just resigned with the Swans for another year.

AFL clubs cut before list deadline

Jonathan Simpkin has been let go by Hawthorn.

Daniel Cherny   Hawthorn premiership player Jonathan Simpkin has been a victim of the club's sustained success, delisted ahead of the AFL's first list lodgment deadline on Friday.

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Long-time Swans doctor parts ways with club

Former Swans player Adam Goodes shares a laugh with Dr Nathan Gibbs.

Caroline Wilson   Sydney have parted ways with their doctor Nathan Gibbs after almost two decades with the club, confirming the two parties could not come to terms on a new agreement at the Swans for 2016.

Heeney has four plates in jaw after attack

Isaac Heeney left with four plates in his jaw after Hong Kong assault

Josh Leeson   Isaac Heeney described the assault that left him with four plates and 16 screws in his jaw as "a cowardly act".

Sydney happy with Talia despite integrity probe

Should his strong season continue, industry sources believe Michael Talia could command between $400,000 and $450,000 a season.

Daniel Cherny   Sydney believe Michael Talia is "a good young man" and are comfortable with their decision to trade for the defender despite him being at the centre of an ongoing investigation from the AFL's integrity unit.

Carlisle gets to Saints, with Bird's help

Craig Bird moves from the Swans to Essendon.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall   Essendon will take two top five picks to the national draft for the first time in since 1996, after Jake Carlisle's move to St Kilda was finalised on Wednesday.

DJs abused after Goodes appointment

David Jones' latest star recruit: Adam Goodes.

Leesha McKenny   David Jones' Facebook page has been flooded with abusive and racist posts after ex-Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes was unveiled as its latest brand ambassador

Isaac Heeney's jaw broken in 'unprovoked' attack in Hong Kong

The Swans star suffered a broken jaw after being attacked.

Benjamin Millar   Sydney Swans star Isaac Heeney has had his jaw broken in what the club has labelled an "unprovoked" attack in Hong Kong.

Buddy takes first step back in the spotlight

Lance Franklin: Missing from action.

Ronny Lerner   AFL superstar Lance Franklin re-emerged into the public eye on Thursday night after more than a month out of the spotlight due to mental health issues.

Jetta to Eagles in straight swap

Dangerous: Lewis Jetta can weave his magic if given the chance.

Jake Niall   Sydney premiership player Lewis Jetta has been traded to the Eagles in a straight swap for West Coast's Callum Sinclair.

Goodes says booing one reason for quitting

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

Adam Goodes has given his first media interview since retiring from the AFL, speaking to a student newspaper about racism, his plans for the future and his decision not to do a lap of honour on grand final day.

Goodes reveals toll of crowd taunts

Adam Goodes.

David Sygall   Adam Goodes has revealed he had no intention of returning to football after relinquishing his place in the Swans team amid the booing saga that rocked the AFL this season.

Swans star Kennedy claims second Bob Skilton Medal

Consistent: Josh Kennedy had another outstanding season in 2015.

David Sygall   The inside midfielder's biggest challenge is to maintain the exceptional standards he has set across six seasons at the Swans.

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