Swans Reserves (ECFL comp) 2021 (VFL we fart in your general direction)

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hairy biker

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Probably time for this year's thread given the first intake of players has been named;

Coach; Jeremy Laidler

Sydney Swans East Coast VFL (players confirmed to date) Jumper Number

Jake Bartholomaeus (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Sydney University) 50
Nick Brewer (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / North Shore Bombers) 57
Darcy Cordell (QBE Sydney Swans Academy/ UNSW Bulldogs) 54
Max Geddes (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / UNSW Bulldogs ) 56
Ryan Hebron (QBE Sydney Swans Academy, North Shore Bombers) 62
Lachlan McAndrew (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Manly Wolves) 61
Harry Morrison (Sydney Uni, Sturt, Old Geelong) 53
Ben Silvagni (Carlton Football Club)
Sam Thorne (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / UNSW Bulldogs) 60
Reed van Husstede (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Newcastle City) 55
Aidan Watling (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Newcastle City) 58


EDIT (players added 19 February 2021);
Adam Gulden ( UNSW Bulldogs) 63
Harry Maguire (Pennant Hills Demons) 59
Paddy McCartin (St Kilda) 51

Final list (as of April 2021)

ADD

William Collis (ex Casey Demons ?) 64

OFF
Ben Silvagni (now Northern Bullants)


For height, weight, DOB see;

Fixture released 19 March 2021;

Fixture.jpeg
 
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Kiama Chris

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Probably time for this year's thread given the first intake of players has been named;

Coach; Jeremy Laidler

Sydney Swans East Coast VFL (players confirmed to date)

Jake Bartholomaeus (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Sydney University)
Nick Brewer (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / North Shore Bombers)
Darcy Cordell (QBE Sydney Swans Academy/ UNSW Bulldogs)
Max Geddes (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / UNSW Bulldogs )
Ryan Hebron (QBE Sydney Swans Academy, North Shore Bombers)
Lachlan McAndrew (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Manly Wolves)
Harry Morrison (Sydney Uni, Sturt, Old Geelong)
Ben Silvagni (Carlton Football Club)
Sam Thorne (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / UNSW Bulldogs)
Reed van Husstede (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Newcastle City)
Aidan Watling (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Newcastle City)

"The squad is not finalised at this stage. The playing list will comprise a primary list of up to 12 open-age players, and a development list of up to 18 players aged 22 and under.
In the lead up to the 2021 East Coast VFL season, players in the squad can train twice a week with the senior Sydney Swans program.
The season will start in April 2021 and be played over 16 rounds."
(Still no schedule I believe).
Not clear how players on the Primary List will be counted towards those numbers.
I think Charlie said 16 players were committed so far. If so, some names yet to be made public. Hope Paddy McCartin is one. No ruckman in that video!
 

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Probably time for this year's thread given the first intake of players has been named;

Coach; Jeremy Laidler

Sydney Swans East Coast VFL (players confirmed to date)

Jake Bartholomaeus (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Sydney University)
Nick Brewer (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / North Shore Bombers)
Darcy Cordell (QBE Sydney Swans Academy/ UNSW Bulldogs)
Max Geddes (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / UNSW Bulldogs )
Ryan Hebron (QBE Sydney Swans Academy, North Shore Bombers)
Lachlan McAndrew (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Manly Wolves)
Harry Morrison (Sydney Uni, Sturt, Old Geelong)
Ben Silvagni (Carlton Football Club)
Sam Thorne (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / UNSW Bulldogs)
Reed van Husstede (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Newcastle City)
Aidan Watling (QBE Sydney Swans Academy / Newcastle City)

"The squad is not finalised at this stage. The playing list will comprise a primary list of up to 12 open-age players, and a development list of up to 18 players aged 22 and under.
In the lead up to the 2021 East Coast VFL season, players in the squad can train twice a week with the senior Sydney Swans program.
The season will start in April 2021 and be played over 16 rounds."
(Still no schedule I believe).
Good to see a few players from Newcastle :p
 

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Not clear how players on the Primary List will be counted towards those numbers.
I think Charlie said 16 players were committed so far. If so, some names yet to be made public. Hope Paddy McCartin is one. No ruckman in that video!
Instagram has players positions. Lachlan McAndrew is listed as a ruck
 

Kiama Chris

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Yes, the only thing I could find on him was the reference to him in this article

Thanks. Most of the guys mentioned in that article have gotten a contract. Rugby lock is a good grounding to be a ruck. Have to be strong and mobile with good hands. Think John Eales!
 

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Yes, the only thing I could find on him was the reference to him in this article

208.5cm, 93kgs
 

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As bedford said elsewhere... Ben Silvagni is an interesting one. What happened there? Is he based in Sydney now or something?
His dad being a part of GWS for so many years makes me think he probably spent a lot of time in Sydney during his adolescence. Might have links he wants to further explore up here I suppose.
 

ScottBo

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As bedford said elsewhere... Ben Silvagni is an interesting one. What happened there? Is he based in Sydney now or something?
A Carlton supporter posted during the draft period that the Swans were looking at rookie listing him, so it doesn't seem to be a location-driven opportunist move. They've clearly been putting some work into the decision. The recruitment team obviously see potential and upside.
 

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Excuse the intrusion. Glad the Swans have given Ben a chance . What position on the ground do you guys see him playing / developed .?
 

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So Aspley, Southport, Lions, Gold Coast, GWS & ourselves will actually be playing in the VFL this season, forget all this East Coast nonsense. :rolleyes:


To quote Tom Harley;
“The VFL is an iconic and storied competition,” Swans CEO Tom Harley told Nine last year.

“I think it is important that the heritage of that competition is retained, however with the inevitable inclusion of teams outside Victoria playing in a newly formatted competition, the name should rightly reflect that - very similar to what occurred when the AFL was formed.”
 

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