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Sydney Cricket Ground

Sydney Cricket Ground Members Pavilion


Leaps and Bounds

Sydney Swans co-captain Adam Goodes leaps high for a mark against Fremantle Dockers at the SCG, Sun 17 July 2011

Sydney Swans Experience Friday Night Football on Rainy Night

Sydney is accustomed to Friday night football but never for Aussie Rules football.  And on a very wet Friday night, 29th April, 2011 , the Sydney Swans took on Carlton Blues at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  The Blues had not beaten the Swans at the SCG since 1993 and the trend looked set to continue until halfway through the third quarter.  The Swans lost by 16 points at the final siren.  The match coincided with another very special event – the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  One of my fellow spectators obviously could not choose between staying home to watch the wedding telecast and being at the SCG to support her team – she solved that problem by bringing with her a portable TV set.  I must admit there were certain times, especially in the second half of the match, when I am pretty sure I would have had more fun watching the wedding instead. 🙂

The Swans warm up before taking on Carlton Blues

The Cheer Squad Banner disintegrated in the pouring rain

The Coaches & Media stay dry in their boxes high above the wet grounds

Co-captain Adam Goodes flies high for a mark

Tough contest

Recently retired former Swans co-captain Craig Bolton takes a lap of honour around the SCG at half-time

Sydney Swans at Rofe Park March 2011

Swans Defender #30 Lewis Roberts-Thomson chats with the Under 9s & Under 10s about life as a Swan


Australian Rules Football


The Sherrin football