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Beginnings: The Sydney Swans are an Australian rules football club that play in the Australian Football League. The club is reigning from Sydney, New South Wales. The club, founded in 1874, was known as the South Melbourne Football Club until it relocated to Sydney in 1982 to become the Sydney Swans. Sydney is the only AFL club based in New South Wales, and was also the first club in the competition to be based outside of Victoria.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: Telstra Stadium - 72,393 in round 21 2003
  • * Most Games: 60 by John Rantall 1963-72 & 1976-9
  • * Largest Finals Crowd: 104,239 for 1970 1st semi final at the MCG
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
1 Sydney 22 17 5 0 2221 1469 151.2 68

Swans congratulate Mumford

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Shane Mumford celebrates the 2012 premiership with trainer Kenny Williams.

The Sydney Swans congratulate 2012 premiership player, Shane Mumford, on his outstanding playing career.

Mumford called an end to his AFL career today, after playing 172 games with Sydney, GWS and Geelong.

The Swans recruited Mumford during the 2009 trade period after notching up 21 games with the Cats.

It didn’t take the big man long to make an impact at the Swans, quickly displaying the aggression, skill and commitment that were the hallmarks of his game.

In his third season at the Swans, the rookie-listed player from Bunyip in country Victoria played a key role in the Club’s 2012 premiership winning campaign. 

Sydney Swans Chief Executive and Managing Director Andrew Ireland said Mumford made his mark at the Swans. 

“From the moment Shane joined us in 2009, he made an immediate impact and certainly made his...


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Swans to discuss future with AJ

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Alex Johnson has a conversation with coach John Longmire during training at the SCG.

The extraordinary career of Sydney Swans defender Alex Johnson remains on hold.

Johnson's current contract with the Swans runs out later this month and he's yet to receive another offer to play on in 2018, with the club focused on getting through the NAB AFL Trade Period.

The courageous 25-year-old hasn't played a senior game since starring in the Swans' 2012 premiership win over Hawthorn, and has undergone five knee reconstructions since.

Serious infections and other mishaps have forced Johnson to also undergo another 12 separate knee surgeries, but he made an emotional return to the field in the NEAFL in July, 1736 days after first tearing the ACL in his left knee back in 2013.

The decision on Johnson's future is sure to be agonising for Swans officials. 

He's an immensely respected figure at the...


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Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 1)

Don’t think trading is a critical part of the overall player recruitment strategy? Think again.

And if you are still not convinced, take a look at the 11 premiership players, a premiership captain, six All-Australians, five club champions, three Club Champion runners-up, and a dual Coleman medallist who are members of the Swans "Super-Trade" Club.

These combined achievements, among many others, belong to 14 players traded to the Swans from other clubs since the inception of the AFL Draft in 1986. In alphabetical order they are:

Jason Ball
Nick Davis
Barry Hall
Darren Jolly
Josh Kennedy
Tony Lockett
Martin Mattner
Mitch Morton
Shane Mumford
Ted Richards
Andrew Schauble
Wayne Schwass
Rhyce Shaw
Paul Williams

Ball, Davis, Jolly, Williams and captain Hall were members of the 2005 premiership side, while Kennedy, Mattner, Morton, Mumford, Richards and Shaw were in the 2012 premiership side.

Lockett...


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AFLX on its way

AFL 2017 JLT Community Series - Sydney v North Melbourne

AFLX is set to be introduced this upcoming pre-season.

Modified football game AFLX is set to be part of a drastically different lead in to the home and away season next year.

The AFL is well advanced in its pre-season plans for 2018, and new general manager of football, Steve Hocking, said an announcement would be made late next week to outline them.

The JLT Community Series appears likely to be shortened from three matches per club to two, with a round-robin weekend of AFLX games to fill the void.

AFLX is being dubbed the AFL's answer to Twenty20 cricket and will include fewer players on a smaller field competing in matches of shorter duration.

"Certainly (the pre-season schedule) will look different," Hocking told NAB AFL Trade Radio.

"We need to accommodate the AFLW season as well, to make sure both those parts of the business are working well together and the women are getting...


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Swans quiet trade period

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The Sydney Swans have finished the trade period by acquiring a future second round selection in exchange for rookie Sam Murray.

In the only trade completed Murray, 2017 Round 4 selection and 2018 Round 3 selection were traded to Collingwood in exchange for a 2018 Round 2 selection.

The Swans will now enter November’s National Draft with selections 14, 33, 51, 70, 88 and 106.

Head of Football Tom Harley said the Club is pleased with the trade period and will now look forward to bringing in some exciting new talent at next month’s draft.

“Our priority this year was to re-sign our good, young players including Zak Jones, Callum Mills and Isaac Heeney as well as Sam Reid who was a free agent, and that's what we were able to do," Harley said.

“During the trade period, Sam Murray expressed a desire to join...


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Indicative draft order

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The Sydney Swans will have their first pick in the 2017 National Draft at selection 14.

The Sydney Swans will enter next month's National Draft with selections 14, 33, 51, 70, 88 and 106 following the completion of the 2017 AFL trade period.

Below is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the 2017 premiership season.

The draft will be held in Sydney on Friday, November 24.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

* The Giants will lose their first pick as a result of the 1000-point penalty placed on them due to the Lachie Whitfield affair. 

ROUND FIVE

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93. Brisbane...


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Murray traded to Pies

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Sam Murray in action for the Swans NEAFL side during the preliminary final against Gold Coast.

The Sydney Swans have gained a future second round selection in a trade that will see rookie Sam Murray head to Collingwood.

The Swans traded Murray, pick 70, and a future Round 3 pick to Collingwood in exchange for a future Round 2 selection.

Murray has spent the past two seasons at the Swans, after being taken with pick No.66 in the 2015 NAB AFL Rookie Draft, but has not managed to play a senior game.

He showed some glimpses of his talent in the NEAFL playing as a forward, but made significant improvements this season when moved into defence, where his speed and willingness to take the game on made him an important player under coach Rhyce Shaw.

The 20-year-old made the 2017 NEAFL Team of the Year after averaging 22 possessions in his 18 games and helped the Swans to the Grand Final,...


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Murray traded to Pies

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Sam Murray in action for the Swans NEAFL side during the preliminary final against Gold Coast.

The Sydney Swans have gained a future second round selection in a trade that will see rookie Sam Murray head to Collingwood.

The Swans traded Murray, pick 70, and a future Round 3 pick to Collingwood in exchange for a future Round 2 selection.

Murray has spent the past two seasons at the Swans, after being taken with pick No.66 in the 2015 NAB AFL Rookie Draft, but has not managed to play a senior game.

He showed some glimpses of his talent in the NEAFL playing as a forward, but made significant improvements this season when moved into defence, where his speed and willingness to take the game on made him an important player under coach Rhyce Shaw.

The 20-year-old made the 2017 NEAFL Team of the Year after averaging 22 possessions in his 18 games and helped the Swans to the Grand Final,...


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Sam Murray in action for the Swans NEAFL side during the preliminary final against Gold Coast.

The Sydney Swans have gained a future second round selection in a trade that will see rookie Sam Murray head to Collingwood.

The Swans traded Murray, pick 70, and a future Round 3 pick to Collingwood in exchange for a future Round 2 selection.

Murray has spent the past two seasons at the Swans, after being taken with pick No.66 in the 2015 NAB AFL Rookie Draft, but has not managed to play a senior game.

He showed some glimpses of his talent in the NEAFL playing as a forward, but made significant improvements this season when moved into defence, where his speed and willingness to take the game on made him an important player under coach Rhyce Shaw.

The 20-year-old made the 2017 NEAFL Team of the Year after averaging 22 possessions in his 18 games and helped the Swans to the Grand Final,...


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Trade deadline looms

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Tom Harley speaks with media during the AFL Trade Period at AFL House.

Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley has arrived at AFL House with the Club’s list management team ahead of Thursday’s 2pm trade deadline.

Read below what Harley had to say upon his arrival for the final day of trade period.

Sam Murray

“That will probably get done pretty shortly. It will involve an exchange of future picks. Sam is a Category B Rookie and expressed a desire to join Collingwood so we will work with them to get that done.”

Dan Robinson

“There is nothing to report there at this stage. Dan expressed his interest to explore his opportunities at the end of the season and we respected that. He is contracted and valuable to us so if there was to be a deal it would have to be one that works for us. It is not imminent at this stage.”

Kurt Tippett

“Kurt is staying with the Swans. He had some surgery at...


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Tom Harley speaks with media during the AFL Trade Period at AFL House.

Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley has arrived at AFL House with the Club’s list management team ahead of Thursday’s 2pm trade deadline.

Read below what Harley had to say upon his arrival for the final day of trade period.

Sam Murray

“That will probably get done pretty shortly. It will involve an exchange of future picks. Sam is a Category B Rookie and expressed a desire to join Collingwood so we will work with them to get that done.”

Dan Robinson

“There is nothing to report there at this stage. Dan expressed his interest to explore his opportunities at the end of the season and we respected that. He is contracted and valuable to us so if there was to be a deal it would have to be one that works for us. It is not imminent at this stage.”

Kurt Tippett

“Kurt is staying with the Swans. He had some surgery at...


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Trade deadline looms

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Tom Harley speaks with media during the AFL Trade Period at AFL House.

Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley has arrived at AFL House with the Club’s list management team ahead of Thursday’s 2pm trade deadline.

Read below what Harley had to say upon his arrival for the final day of trade period.

Sam Murray

“That will probably get done pretty shortly. It will involve an exchange of future picks. Sam is a Category B Rookie and expressed a desire to join Collingwood so we will work with them to get that done.”

Dan Robinson

“There is nothing to report there at this stage. Dan expressed his interest to explore his opportunities at the end of the season and we respected that. He is contracted and valuable to us so if there was to be a deal it would have to be one that works for us. It is not imminent at this stage.”

Kurt Tippett

“Kurt is staying with the Swans. He had some surgery at...


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Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 3)

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As the 2017 Trade Period draws to a close, Sydney Swans historian/contributor Peter Blucher take a closer look at how the Sydney Swans have fared in silly seasons gone by.

All-in-all, a total of 51 players have been traded into the football club.

Blucher places 14 of those in the the "Swans Super-Trade Club" given their achievements on-field which include premierships, club championships, All-Australian honours and Coleman medals.

Part 1 of this three-part feature, touches on the super trades and those unlucky not to make the grade.

Part 2 hones in on Tony Lockett, Josh Kennedy, Barry Hall, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw, Jason Ball and Paul Williams.

Part 3 hones in on Darren Jolly, Shane Mumford, Nick Davis, Wayne Schwass, Martin Mattner and Mitch Morton.

...

A surprise packet.

Andrew Schauble didn’t exactly set the world on fire in his five years at Collingwood from 1995-99. Originally...


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As the 2017 Trade Period draws to a close, Sydney Swans historian/contributor Peter Blucher take a closer look at how the Sydney Swans have fared in silly seasons gone by.

All-in-all, a total of 51 players have been traded into the football club.

Blucher places 14 of those in the the "Swans Super-Trade Club" given their achievements on-field which include premierships, club championships, All-Australian honours and Coleman medals.

Part 1 of this three-part feature, touches on the super trades and those unlucky not to make the grade.

Part 2 hones in on Tony Lockett, Josh Kennedy, Barry Hall, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw, Jason Ball and Paul Williams.

Part 3 hones in on Darren Jolly, Shane Mumford, Nick Davis, Wayne Schwass, Martin Mattner and Mitch Morton.

...

A surprise packet.

Andrew Schauble didn’t exactly set the world on fire in his five years at Collingwood from 1995-99. Originally...


Read full article...


Read more: Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 3)

Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 3)

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As the 2017 Trade Period draws to a close, Sydney Swans historian/contributor Peter Blucher take a closer look at how the Sydney Swans have fared in silly seasons gone by.

All-in-all, a total of 51 players have been traded into the football club.

Blucher places 14 of those in the the "Swans Super-Trade Club" given their achievements on-field which include premierships, club championships, All-Australian honours and Coleman medals.

Part 1 of this three-part feature, touches on the super trades and those unlucky not to make the grade.

Part 2 hones in on Tony Lockett, Josh Kennedy, Barry Hall, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw, Jason Ball and Paul Williams.

Part 3 hones in on Darren Jolly, Shane Mumford, Nick Davis, Wayne Schwass, Martin Mattner and Mitch Morton.

...

A surprise packet.

Andrew Schauble didn’t exactly set the world on fire in his five years at Collingwood from 1995-99. Originally...


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Read more: Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 3)

Season Review: #15 Kieren Jack

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AFL 2017 Round 01 - Sydney v Port Adelaide

Kieren Jack endured an interrupted start to season 2017 but fought back manfully to play an important role in the Sydney Swans' push towards finals.

In summation...

Kieren Jack's pre-season was interrupted due to a hip complaint but the warrior battled on manfully through the early rounds.

Jack's form suffered as a result. He was well below his usual output in the opening five rounds, a formline that was exacerbated under the cloud of the team's disastrous start to the season.

The call was made after Round 5 to rest the midfielder and get his body right in readiness for a red-hot crack in the backend of the season.

The decision paid dividends with Jack, after several weeks off, getting back to the player we've come to know and love.

A change of scenery saw the 30-year-old spend more time up forward with great results.

He'd play every game after the bye (19 games overall) with a...


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AFL 2017 Round 01 - Sydney v Port Adelaide

Kieren Jack endured an interrupted start to season 2017 but fought back manfully to play an important role in the Sydney Swans' push towards finals.

In summation...

Kieren Jack's pre-season was interrupted due to a hip complaint but the warrior battled on manfully through the early rounds.

Jack's form suffered as a result. He was well below his usual output in the opening five rounds, a formline that was exacerbated under the cloud of the team's disastrous start to the season.

The call was made after Round 5 to rest the midfielder and get his body right in readiness for a red-hot crack in the backend of the season.

The decision paid dividends with Jack, after several weeks off, getting back to the player we've come to know and love.

A change of scenery saw the 30-year-old spend more time up forward with great results.

He'd play every game after the bye (19 games overall) with a...


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Read more: Season Review: #15 Kieren Jack

Season Review: #15 Kieren Jack

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AFL 2017 Round 01 - Sydney v Port Adelaide

Kieren Jack endured an interrupted start to season 2017 but fought back manfully to play an important role in the Sydney Swans' push towards finals.

In summation...

Kieren Jack's pre-season was interrupted due to a hip complaint but the warrior battled on manfully through the early rounds.

Jack's form suffered as a result. He was well below his usual output in the opening five rounds, a formline that was exacerbated under the cloud of the team's disastrous start to the season.

The call was made after Round 5 to rest the midfielder and get his body right in readiness for a red-hot crack in the backend of the season.

The decision paid dividends with Jack, after several weeks off, getting back to the player we've come to know and love.

A change of scenery saw the 30-year-old spend more time up forward with great results.

He'd play every game after the bye (19 games overall) with a...


Read full article...


Read more: Season Review: #15 Kieren Jack

Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 2)

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As the 2017 Trade Period draws to a close, Sydney Swans historian/contributor Peter Blucher take a closer look at how the Sydney Swans have fared in silly seasons gone by.

All-in-all, a total of 51 players have been traded into the football club.

Blucher places 14 of those in the the "Swans Super-Trade Club" given their achievements on-field which include premierships, club championships, All-Australian honours and Coleman medals.

Part 1 of this three-part feature touches on the super trades and those unlucky not to make the grade.

Part 2 hones in on Tony Lockett, Josh Kennedy, Barry Hall, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw, Jason Ball and Paul Williams.

Part 3 will hone in on Darren Jolly, Shane Mumford, Nick Davis, Wayne Schwass, Martin Mattner and Mitch Morton.

...

The greatest impact.

In 2009 Paul Roos declared categorically that no footballer had made a greater impact on AFL football than...


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As the 2017 Trade Period draws to a close, Sydney Swans historian/contributor Peter Blucher take a closer look at how the Sydney Swans have fared in silly seasons gone by.

All-in-all, a total of 51 players have been traded into the football club.

Blucher places 14 of those in the the "Swans Super-Trade Club" given their achievements on-field which include premierships, club championships, All-Australian honours and Coleman medals.

Part 1 of this three-part feature touches on the super trades and those unlucky not to make the grade.

Part 2 hones in on Tony Lockett, Josh Kennedy, Barry Hall, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw, Jason Ball and Paul Williams.

Part 3 will hone in on Darren Jolly, Shane Mumford, Nick Davis, Wayne Schwass, Martin Mattner and Mitch Morton.

...

The greatest impact.

In 2009 Paul Roos declared categorically that no footballer had made a greater impact on AFL football than...


Read full article...


Read more: Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 2)

Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 2)

4217269 trading-places-a-red-and-white-history-part-2

As the 2017 Trade Period draws to a close, Sydney Swans historian/contributor Peter Blucher take a closer look at how the Sydney Swans have fared in silly seasons gone by.

All-in-all, a total of 51 players have been traded into the football club.

Blucher places 14 of those in the the "Swans Super-Trade Club" given their achievements on-field which include premierships, club championships, All-Australian honours and Coleman medals.

Part 1 of this three-part feature touches on the super trades and those unlucky not to make the grade.

Part 2 hones in on Tony Lockett, Josh Kennedy, Barry Hall, Ted Richards, Rhyce Shaw, Jason Ball and Paul Williams.

Part 3 will hone in on Darren Jolly, Shane Mumford, Nick Davis, Wayne Schwass, Martin Mattner and Mitch Morton.

...

The greatest impact.

In 2009 Paul Roos declared categorically that no footballer had made a greater impact on AFL football than...


Read full article...


Read more: Trading Places: A red and white history (Part 2)

Joey's pride for peers repaid in spades

Players' player: Kennedy Hear from the Swans Captain Josh Kennedy on winning The Paul Kelly Players' Player Award.

AFL 2017 Second Elimination Final - Sydney v Essendon

Josh Kennedy won his fourth Paul Kelly Players' Player trophy at this year's Club Champ Dinner.

Having been judged as the player your teammates respect and want by their side each week speaks volumes of Josh Kennedy and his first year as captain.

Kennedy took out the highly-prized Paul Kelly Players' Player award at this year's Club Champion Dinner for fourth time, equalling the Club record.

What began in 2001, Kennedy tops a list of some cherished clubmen players including the inaugural leader Paul Williams, Daryn Cresswell, Barry Hall, Jarrad McVeigh and fellow four-time winner Adam Goodes.

Voted on after every round of the season, the award signifies who put themselves on the line for teammates and who played their role with the team, not necessarily who got the...


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Joey's pride for peers repaid in spades

Players' player: Kennedy Hear from the Swans Captain Josh Kennedy on winning The Paul Kelly Players' Player Award.

AFL 2017 Second Elimination Final - Sydney v Essendon

Josh Kennedy won his fourth Paul Kelly Players' Player trophy at this year's Club Champ Dinner.

Having been judged as the player your teammates respect and want by their side each week speaks volumes of Josh Kennedy and his first year as captain.

Kennedy took out the highly-prized Paul Kelly Players' Player award at this year's Club Champion Dinner for fourth time, equalling the Club record.

What began in 2001, Kennedy tops a list of some cherished clubmen players including the inaugural leader Paul Williams, Daryn Cresswell, Barry Hall, Jarrad McVeigh and fellow four-time winner Adam Goodes.

Voted on after every round of the season, the award signifies who put themselves on the line for teammates and who played their role with the team, not necessarily who got the...


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Melican rises to join illustrious list

Rising Star: Melican Hear from Lewis Melican on winning the Swans Rising Star award.

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Lewis Melican is all smiles after being awarded the Dennis Carroll award for Most Improved.

Lewis Melican knows the value of hard work.

The emerging defender fought off a number of injury setbacks in his first two years at the Sydney Swans, including groin and back issues, to get his football to the level it is now.

And it is all paying off with Melican now an important member of the defensive contingent and the newest member of a select group on the honour roll.

The 20-year-old, from the small town of Birregurra in Victoria's south-west, was awarded the 2017 Rising Star award, following in the footsteps of Adam Goodes, Ryan O'Keefe, Kieren Jack, Dan Hannebery and Dane Rampe.

“It’s a massive honour,” Melican said in front of a packed room at last week's Club Champion Dinner.

“There’s obviously...


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Melican rises to join illustrious list

Rising Star: Melican Hear from Lewis Melican on winning the Swans Rising Star award.

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Lewis Melican is all smiles after being awarded the Dennis Carroll award for Most Improved.

Lewis Melican knows the value of hard work.

The emerging defender fought off a number of injury setbacks in his first two years at the Sydney Swans, including groin and back issues, to get his football to the level it is now.

And it is all paying off with Melican now an important member of the defensive contingent and the newest member of a select group on the honour roll.

The 20-year-old, from the small town of Birregurra in Victoria's south-west, was awarded the 2017 Rising Star award, following in the footsteps of Adam Goodes, Ryan O'Keefe, Kieren Jack, Dan Hannebery and Dane Rampe.

“It’s a massive honour,” Melican said in front of a packed room at last week's Club Champion Dinner.

“There’s obviously...


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