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  • Graeme just donated $52.75
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  • Nevio just donated $150

As a proud graduate of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy, Errol can personally attest to the life-changing impact your support can have.

The Academy is where his passion for football was nurtured, and it's where he learned invaluable lessons in respect, resilience, discipline, and teamwork. These are the qualities that have helped him make waves in the AFL, and they are the same qualities we instill in every young athlete who comes through our program.

"We're inspiring the next generation"

"Your incredible generosity has armed us with the tools and the confidence to hit the ground running and put our all into every single game. Knowing that you're backing us has pushed us to step up and face the challenges head-on. 

Your support has allowed us to focus on what matters most – our game. It's not just about the wins; it's about the unity and sense of belonging that your support has brought to our team. Your belief in us has made a huge difference, driving us to represent our community with pride and determination". 

Chloe Molloy, AFLW Co-Captain

"it has never been about their future playing in the aflw, it's about the kids pushing themselves to be the best they can be"

"I would describe the Academy as a family, everyone is here with the common goal to enjoy footy. 

The children are really lucky to be a part of the Academy, and anyone would be". 

Carly Neyland
Mother to Alex, Macy & Quin Neyland - QBE Sydney Swans Academy athletes

help us build the future

"My focus has always been around the individuals and their families.”

"I see our coaching role as a mentoring role for a lot of these developing boys and girls".

Courtney Knight - Head Coach of the Hunter Academy.

“There's always someone there encouraging you, whether it be a coach or a teammate.”

"AFLW has been my dream for as long as I can remember. There are so many opportunities to go higher and further".

Emily Hollingsworth - QBE Sydney Swans Academy 


By making a donation to the Sydney Swans Foundation you are directly contributing to the QBE Sydney Swans Academy. The Academy allows the Sydney Swans to have the best possible talent on field, but also produces well-rounded individuals well-equipped for wherever they may end up in life. 

Recent donations

Desmond Minogue


Steven Clare


Cindy Jones


Tanya Channell



Errol Gulden

Errol Gulden is a product of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy and made his senior deubut in 2021 alongside fellow draftee and Academy product, Braeden Campbell. In 2023 he was named an All-Australian, placed fourth in the Brownlow medal and won the Bob Skilton Medal. 

Ruby Sargent-Wilson

A product of the Sydney Swans Academy, Ruby was announced as the first ever female to sign a senior contract with the Swans ahead of their inaugural AFLW campaign.

Isaac Heeney

Isaac Heeney has become a crowd favourite since he was plucked from the 2014 AFL Draft. The QBE Sydney Swans Academy graduate won the 2018 AFL Mark of the Year award and in 2022 was presented with his life membership after playing 150 games for the Swans, the first Academy graduate to do so.

Ella Heads

Ella joined the red and white having already spent some time with the QBE Sydney Swans Academy, which she credits for best preparing her to play professional AFLW.

Callum mills

QBE Sydney Swans Academy product Callum Mills is one of the most successful graduates, having won the 2016 AFL Rising Star award in his debut year, earning his All-Australian selection and was awarded his first Bob Skilton Medal in 2022. 

Holly Cooper

Exciting young QBE Sydney Swans Academy talent, Holly Cooper has earned a place on the Swans 2024 AFLW list on the final day of the 2023 Expansion U18 Talent Pathway Pre-Signing Period.

other ways to get involved

john's red & whites

Exclusive access to John Longmire and the inner workings of the Sydney Swans football department. 


Inner sanctum access to Sydney Swans AFL, AFLW and QBE Sydney Swans Academy coaches and executive team, including invitations to attend bespoke information sessions throughout the season. 

afl locker naming rights

Don't miss the chance to have your name etched alongside the greats both past, present and future. 

auditorium seats

The auditorium is the epicentre of Sydney Swans HQ, playing host to team meetings, match previews, corporate offsites and much more. Your name will be honoured through an engraving on an auditorium seat at Sydney Swans HQ. 

one-off donations

The Foundation is funded entirely through the support of generous benefactors. These contributions allow the Foundation to honour the rich history of the club, enhance a pipeline of talent and help ensure success both on and off the field. 


Make a tangible and lasting legacy supporting the ongoing strength and security of the Sydney Swans. In making provisions for the Sydney Swans Foundation in your Will you will be providing support for the long-term viability of the Swans.