The Sydney Swans have an interesting first four rounds with away clashes against the West Coast Eagles (opening round) and the Western Bulldogs (R4) and away matches with Port Adelaide (R2) and GWS Giants (R3). They have the benefit of two Thursday night and five Friday night match ups and their opening round match against the Eagles will be the first AFL match played at the new Perth Stadium.
Sydney meets the West Coast Eagles, GWS Giants, Geelong, North Melbourne and Hawthorn twice and receive the bye in Round 14.
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The Sydney Swans home and away fixture can be found below. Visit our AFL Fixtures page for home and away fixtures for other AFL clubs.
|1||Sun||Mar 25||Away||West Coast||Perth||7:20pm|
|2||Sun||Apr 1||Home||Port Adelaide||SCG||4:40pm|
|3||Sat||Apr 7||Home||GWS Giants||SCG||7:25pm|
|4||Sat||Apr 14||Away||Western Bulldogs||Etihad||4:35pm|
|5||Fri||Apr 20||Home||Adelaide Crows||SCG||7:50pm|
|6||Sat||Apr 28||Away||Geelong Cats||GMHBA||1:45pm|
|7||Sat||May 5||Home||Nth Melbourne||SCG||7:25pm|
|10||Sat||May 26||Away||Brisbane Lions||Gabba||4:35pm|
|12||Sat||Jun 9||Away||St Kilda||Etihad||7:25pm|
|13||Fri||Jun 15||Home||West Coast||SCG||7:50pm|
|16||Thu||Jul 5||Home||Geelong Cats||SCG||7:20pm|
|17||Sun||Jul 15||Away||Nth Melbourne||Etihad||3:20pm|
|18||Sat||Jul 21||Home||Gold Coast Suns||SCG||2:10pm|
|22||Sat||Aug 18||Away||GWS Giants||Spotless||4:35pm|
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The Swans were slow out of the blocks but they rallied strongly in the latter part of the season to finish top eight and another finals series. They bowed out the finals following a semi final loss to Geelong.
Ladder: 6th - 22: 14-8-0 (56pts)
Finish: Semi Final Loss
Geelong 98 - 39 Sydney Swans
MCG - Fri 15th Sept 2017
Most Kicks: Jake Lloyd 370
Most Handballs: Josh P. Kennedy 344
Most Disposals: Luke Parker 608
Most Marks: Lance Franklin 158
Most Goals: Lance Franklin 73
Most Hitouts: Sam Naismith 419
Classy midfielder Luke Parker took out the 2017 Bob Skilton Medal to capture his second Sydney Swans best and fairest, after previously winning in 2014. Parker received 696 votes to defeat Lance Franklin 650 and Jake Lloyd 650 and capped off a great year for the Swans.
1st: Luke Parker - 696 votes
2nd: Lance Franklin and Jake Lloyd 650 (Tied)
Next: Josh Kennedy 580, George Hewett 571, Heath Grundy 569, Tom Papley 556, Dan Hannebery 546, Zak Jones 543 and Isaac Heeney 518.
Captain Josh Kennedy finished the Brownlow count in the top three, earning 23 votes to be Sydney's highest vote-getter, even after missing three games through injury. In his first season as skipper, the 29-year-old led the Swans' revival after their poor 0-6 start. All Australian and Coleman medallist Lance Franklin attracted 22 votes to come in fourth place overall, last year's Brownlow runner-up Luke Parker accumulated 16 and star midfielder Dan Hannebery gathered six votes to help the Swans collect a total of 88 votes – the equal highest tally alongside Adelaide.
1st: Josh Kennedy - 23 votes
2nd: Lance Franklin - 22 votes
3rd: Luke Parker - 16 votes
Next: Dan Hannebery 6, Isaac Heeney 4, Sam Reid 3, Gary Rohan 3, Callum Sinclair 3, =9. Heath Grundy 2 and Jake Lloyd 2.
The Swans collected 88 votes in total, equalling the Adelaide Crows for the highest amount of Brownlow Medal club votes during the 2017 season.