Sydney Swans

Buddy and Jesinta engaged

Jenna Clarke   Sydney Swans superstar Lance Franklin’s first full year in the Harbour City has been capped off with an engagement to model girlfriend Jesinta Campbell.

Goodes balances grand final loss with gains raising awareness

Image-conscious: Adam Goodes promotes Brando shoes.

Daniel Lane   Adam Goodes, with his reign as Australian of the Year fast coming to an end, said it pleased him to think he had used his time in that role to challenge people to confront deep-rooted issues that had been easy to ignore.

Goodes balances final loss with gains

Hard to take: Adam Goodes was a picture of dejection when the Sydney Swans failed to show in the 2014 AFL grand final.

Daniel Lane    Adam Goodes, with his reign as Australian of the Year fast coming to an end, said it pleased him as an indigenous man to have used his time in that role to challenge people to confront deep-rooted issues.

A giving family gets something unexpected back

Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon   The Melicans live across the street. Lewis, the youngest of Damian and Sue's three, flew to the Gold Coast for schoolies last week, came home a Sydney footballer, and headed north again without his head even touching the pillow.

Co-captain Jack says Swans have moved on from grand final loss

Back at work: Jarrad McVeigh (left) and Kieren Jack.

Matthew Elkerton   Kieren Jack says the Swans have moved on from last year's grand final defeat. 

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AFL open to softening trade ban on Sydney

Lance Frankli in the 2014 grand final.

Daniel Cherny   The AFL is open to rethinking the trade ban it placed on Sydney in time for the 2014 player exchange period. The ban prevented the Swans from acquiring players from other AFL clubs during in 2014 or 2015 - either in the trade period, or as a restricted or unrestricted free agent.

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Swans SCG deal may hurt ANZ plans

Locked in: The Swans will play all their home games and finals at the SCG from 2017.

Andrew Wu   The SCG has landed a blow on ANZ Stadium's push for taxpayer funding for its $350 million redevelopment plan, and the Sydney Swans are the beneficiaries in the battle between the city's two major stadiums.

Membrey targets game time with Saints

Saints newest recruit Tim Membrey.

Matt Murnane   Adam Goodes' decision to play on at Sydney helped crystallise Tim Membrey's mindset that it was time to take a risk and leave the Swans.

2015 AFL fixture: Sydney

Sydney's fixture for the 2015 home and away season

Swans to challenge AFL trade ban

Swans chairman Andrew Pridham.

Emma Quayle   Sydney will ask the AFL Commission to overturn its trade ban at its regular meeting in December, arguing the club is being penalised for following league rules.

Manuka to host GWS and Swans in NAB Challenge

The name on everyone's lips: $10 million man Buddy Franklin.

GWS Giants will host the Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

Swans ramp up bid to have ban overturned

Industry observers believe the decision was linked to the club's bold recruitment of Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett.

Jon Pierik   The Sydney Swans remain hopeful of appearing before the AFL Commission in December in a bid to have their ban from trading in players next year over-turned.

Blues land Jones for pick 46

Liam Jones is headed to Visy Park.

Daniel Cherny   Carlton at long-last was able to complete the second leg of its key position hunt, securing Western Bulldogs forward Liam Jones on the final day of the trade period.

Adam Goodes plans for Leigh Matthews to eat his words

Adam Goodes.

Daniel Lane   Sydney Swans leader Adam Goodes said the hurt he'd experienced because of the way his team capitulated in the AFL grand final had forced him to ignore the likes of Hawthorn great Leigh Matthews who'd advised him to retire rather than chance being dropped next season.

Longmire questions Swans' trade ban

John Longmire.

Caroline Wilson   Sydney coach John Longmire has accused the AFL of denying the Swans and their players one of the "fundamental planks" underpinning both the rights of footballers and effective club list management.

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Sydney trade ban could end careers, says AFL Players Association

Trade ban threatens to end careers: AFL Players Association boss Paul Marsh.

Emma Quayle   The AFL Players Association has written to the AFL asking whether the trade ban placed on Sydney is reversible, believing it may cost some players their careers.

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Is Sydney the first club to be punished for following AFL rules?

Emma Quayle dinkus Dinkus

Emma Quayle   Why can’t the Swans bring someone in and just not pay him any COLA?

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AFL Trades 2014: wrap of day four

Ryan Griffen

Ronny Lerner   After a quiet first three days, the AFL trade period exploded into life on Thursday with some huge news.

AFL trade 2014: AFL bans Sydney Swans from trading players in

Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle   Sydney has been told it cannot trade any players into the club this year or next unless the club is prepared to bring about an instant end to the cost of living allowance.

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AFL trade 2014: AFL bans Sydney Swans from trading players in

Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle   Sydney has been told it cannot trade any players into the club this year or next unless the club is prepared to bring about an instant end to the cost of living allowance.