Swans talent emerging

Swan Districts coach Greg Harding with captain Tallan Ames. Right: Swans players at training. Pictures: Marcus Whisson
Swans talent emerging
Swan Districts coach Greg Harding with captain Tallan Ames. Right: Swans players at training. Pictures: Marcus Whisson

The club, which bowed out to East Fremantle in last year’s first semi-final, will travel to East Perth next weekend.

Several players from last season’s premiership-winning colts team will make the move into the league team this year.

Youngsters coming through nicely include Jacob Coniglio and Levi Ridley.

Coniglio has taken huge strides in the pre-season and plays with outstanding energy. His penetration and leg speed will prove a valuable asset.

Ridley, the son of former East Perth star Paul, is a rare talent. His ability to win contested football is a major strength and, as he develops physically, he is going to be a handful for opponents. He also has fantastic goal sense, which makes him a versatile weapon.

Promising young recruits include Jackson Slater, Steven Wytik and Tony Kalimer

Swan Districts will again play the Demons at home in round one of the regular WAFL season on March 21.

One exciting change for the 2015 season will be the return to a top-five finals system, which will create an additional round of finals and give all nine clubs extra incentive to finish the season as strongly as possible.

Five of the Swans games will be broadcast on Channel 7 this year.