30 Defining Moments in Sydney

In the lead-up to the Swans round 8 home match against Melbourne, which will celebrate the Club’s 30 years in Sydney, sydneyswans.com.au is counting down the 30 Defining Moments of the Swans in Sydney in chronological order. The 30 Defining Moments have been selected by Sydney Swans Chairman, Richard Colless, Deputy Chairman, Andrew McMaster, and Swans Hall of Fame inductee and former Club captain, coach, and director, Rick Quade.
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30 Defining Moments in Sydney:    #12 - Tony Lockett’s preliminary final point v Essendon, 1996    The siren sounded as Lockett lined up for goal, and any score would see the Swans into the Grand Final. With his recent groin troubles, it took Lockett’s best kick to send the ball 55 metres through for a famous point, and with that, the Swans booked their first Grand Final appearance since being defeated by Carlton in 1945.

30 Defining Moments in Sydney: #12 - Tony Lockett’s preliminary final point v Essendon, 1996 The siren sounded as Lockett lined up for goal, and any score would see the Swans into the Grand Final. With his recent groin troubles, it took Lockett’s best kick to send the ball 55 metres through for a famous point, and with that, the Swans booked their first Grand Final appearance since being defeated by Carlton in 1945.

30 Defining Moments in Sydney    #23 - Leo Barry’s Grand Final mark, 2005    "Leo Barry, you star!," cried Channel Ten's Stephen Quartermain.    Read more here: http://bit.ly/J4ukxL

30 Defining Moments in Sydney - Leo Barry’s Grand Final mark, 2005 "Leo Barry, you star!

#15 Tony Lockett kicks his 1300th goal, 1999    It was a kick 62 years in the making.    Since the retirement of the great Collingwood full-forward Gordon Coventry in 1937, no player in VFL/AFL history had managed to top his goalkicking record of 1299 goals...    Read more here: http://bit.ly/JrNQnB

#15 Tony Lockett kicks his 1300th goal, 1999 It was a kick 62 years in the making. Since the retirement of the great Collingwood full-forward Gordon Coventry in 1937, no player in VFL/AFL history had managed to top his goalkicking record of 1299 goals... Read more here: http://bit.ly/JrNQnB

30 Defining Moments in Sydney:    #25: 2006 qualifying final win, 2006    O’Loughlin pounced on the loose ball and ran in to kick the sealer with 26 minutes run in the final quarter. In continuing his run past the goals, the Swans’ number 19 got up close to a couple of members of the West Coast cheer squad and let them know what had just happened.     Read more here: http://bit.ly/J3rm1Z

30 Defining Moments in Sydney: #25: 2006 qualifying final win, 2006 O’Loughlin pounced on the loose ball and ran in to kick the sealer with 26 minutes run in the final quarter. In continuing his run past the goals, the Swans’ number 19 got up close to a couple of members of the West Coast cheer squad and let them know what had just happened. Read more here: http://bit.ly/J3rm1Z

30 Defining Moments in Sydney:    #24 "Here it is!" 2005 Grand Final    Read more here: http://bit.ly/KeyNjc

30 Defining Moments in Sydney: #24 "Here it is!" 2005 Grand Final Read more here: http://bit.ly/KeyNjc

#8 - Tony Lockett kicks 16 goals v Fitzroy, 1995  In his 199th game, Lockett and the Swans travelled to the Western Oval to face the Lions in windy conditions that weren’t conducive to accuracy in front of goal.  Read more here - http://bit.ly/JoTSJU

- Tony Lockett kicks 16 goals v Fitzroy, 1995 In his game, Lockett and the Swans travelled to the Western Oval to face the Lions in windy conditions that weren’t conducive to accuracy in front of goal.

30 Defining Moments in Sydney:    #17 Paul Roos appointed as senior coach, 2002   Following the outpouring of support for Roos, there was little doubt he would get the role full-time, and on September 14, 2002, the club announced the appointment of Paul Roos as the Sydney Swans senior coach.  Read more: http://bit.ly/Kdbp7O

Developed a team culture at the Sydney Swans that is envied across the globe.

30 Defining Moments in Sydney  #9 - Paul Kelly wins Brownlow Medal, 1995    When a 26-year-old from Wagga Wagga, who grew up playing rugby league as well as AFL, became the toast of the AFL on the 25th of September, 1995, it was undoubtedly a defining moment for the club.  Read more here - http://bit.ly/JqHOb4

30 Defining Moments in Sydney #9 - Paul Kelly wins Brownlow Medal, 1995 When a 26-year-old from Wagga Wagga, who grew up playing rugby league as well as AFL, became the toast of the AFL on the 25th of September, 1995, it was undoubtedly a defining moment for the club. Read more here - http://bit.ly/JqHOb4

30 Defining Moments in Sydney    #29 - Brett Kirk and Paul Roos’ last SCG game, 2010    “I just always had a burning desire to play AFL football and nothing was going to get in my way,” - Brett Kirk    Read more here: http://bit.ly/JQio5C

30 Defining Moments in Sydney - Brett Kirk and Paul Roos’ last SCG game, 2010 “I just always had a burning desire to play AFL football and nothing was going to get in my way,” - Brett Kirk

30 Defining Moments in Sydney  #19 - Qualifying final win over Port Adelaide, 2003    In the first week of the finals, Sydney travelled to Football Park to tackle Port Adelaide who had finished the season on top of the ladder with four more wins than the Swans.    Read more here: http://bit.ly/IRqaJA

30 Defining Moments in Sydney #19 - Qualifying final win over Port Adelaide, 2003 In the first week of the finals, Sydney travelled to Football Park to tackle Port Adelaide who had finished the season on top of the ladder with four more wins than the Swans. Read more here: http://bit.ly/IRqaJA

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