GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 9, 1972 - No. 1
By Swan: As a starter to the new season may the Swans without prejudice wish all Clubs best wishes for a successful and trouble-free season and lots of good football.
Like most of the South West clubs it seems, we have through the mighty dollar, lost a few players from last season but we have gained a few handy recruits and have hopes again being up amongst the top teams once again.
Today we welcome back Kevin Kirkpatrick, who after two seasons in Jerilderie has returned as assistant coach, together with another returnee Roger Thom and a couple of newcomers Martin Jackson and Kevin Vaughan. We are sure all will be acquisitions to the team.
Speedy young winger David Simmons is fit again after missing most of last season with injury.
On the debit side we have lost Ralph and Wayne "Chummy" Robins to Whitton, Bob Prenzel to Dapto and John Higgins has retired. They will be hard to replace but we hope some of our up-and-coming youngsters will be able to fill the gaps.
Joe Whyte will be carrying on as Seconds coach while Keith Thompson takes over the Thirds.