27/02/2024

Dane Swan will play for Waratah Football Club in the upcoming NTFL season. (Photo: Collingwood FC/Twitter)

Former Collingwood premiership star Dane Swan will play for Waratah Football Club in the upcoming 2021-22 NTFL season.

Former Brownlow Medallist Dane Swan has signed with Waratah Football Club for the upcoming 2021-22 Northern Territory Football League season.

The three-time Copeland Trophy winner needs no introduction, following an illustrious career which spanned 258 games and included five All-Australian nominations and the famous 2010 premiership for Collingwood.

The signing coup follows news that former Blues and Crows superstar Eddie Betts is likely to pull on the boots for the Palmerston Magpies.

“Having someone of Swanny’s calibre joining us, for even one game, brings unbelievable experience that all senior and junior teams can learn from,” Waratah coach Ryan Ayres said.

“Not only for our club, but for the competition itself to have a Brownlow medallist playing in our league.

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“It further provides opportunities for our juniors, especially our academy members to learn from him what they need to do to set themselves up for success in our game.

“We look forward to welcoming Swanny to our Waratah family at the iconic Gardens Oval.”

The picturesque Gardens Oval. (Photo: Waratah FC)

Now 37-years-old, Swan has played for numerous clubs since his retirement in 2016, including a recent game for Lucknow Football Netball Club in East Gippsland.

Swan will make his debut for Waratah against Southern Districts at Gardens Oval, on December 4.

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