GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 13, 1969 - No. 1
By Swan: Greetings and salutations to all players and followers of Aussie Rules. Today we have the start of a new season and we of the Swans are confidently anticipating another successful season.
We have an enthusiastic new president in Les Robinson, a keen committee, new handsome clubrooms and above all, a good team which, despite some lack of interest in trial games, we expect to be right up there amongst the top pennant contenders once again.
From a 24 man final squad last year we have lost Bob Spears, Roger Thom, Reg Higgins and Ray Schodde but have gained three top players in Bruce Forbes (South Broken Hill), Mal Brauman and Bob Prenzel and several up and comers from the Seconds challenging strongly for promotion so things are pretty rosy in the Swans camp.
Despite some indifferent form in pre-season trials, the Red and Whites have trained well and solidly and, while aware that the Hoppers are always tough to beat at Coolamon, we hope to get away to a flying start with four points today.