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SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 17, 1966 - No. 1
By Neil Griggs: Welcome to all fans, both one and two-eyed, to what we hope will be an enjoyable season.
After two seconds in a row the Red and Whites have their sights set on a premiership this year.
We have lost Cliff Hawkins, Ian Crewes and Don Best, but our gains include Malcolm Russell, Angie Maloni, John Fitzpatrick, Phil Nixon, John Peters, Bob Little and Gordon Browne and our confidence has been boosted with some good form in the trials.
Last Sunday saw a wonderful opening to the season at our oval when the game against Ainslie proved to be a beauty.
Ainslie's form indicated that Canberra will be a tough nut to crack on July 3.
Vic Hathaway took the trophy for the best player against Ainslie, and others to impress were Bob Little, Bob Spears and Kevin Kirkpatrick.
Our seconds, trialing 30 players, also promising form in their defeat of Weethalle. Under playing coach Rod Burgoyne big things are expected of this team this year.
Our thirds, as yet, have not had a game this season, but a big crowd of them are training enthusiastically and they, should do well.