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    Swans HQ

    Sydney Swans HQ at the Royal Hall of Industries

    I'm really glad that there's going to be somewhere that we can go and hang out in proximity to the Swans, potentially meet up with other fans and get news about what's happening around the club. It will bring the club closer to the supporters and could create a new vibe and maybe even opportunities to talk to players and personnel who are coming and going. I'm not sure if this already happens in 'footy states' but, if so, maybe it will bring Sydney closer to having a true footy culture.

    What do others think? Meh or cool?
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    From my home in Mooloolaba I struggle to see how I should be happy but when I am in in Sydney next ( given that the the last time was 2018 ) I will be sure to attempt to get my football hating wife to come along and visit with me😀
    Having said that I did manage to arrange a visit to Wellington in 2013 that coincided with the first overseas AFL premiership game ever.
    However upon further reflection while this could be a great step forward for our supporters and AFL tragics in general I wouldn’t want to have invested cash in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faunac8 View Post
    From my home in Mooloolaba I struggle to see how I should be happy but when I am in in Sydney next ( given that the the last time was 2018 ) I will be sure to attempt to get my football hating wife to come along and visit with me😀
    Having said that I did manage to arrange a visit to Wellington in 2013 that coincided with the first overseas AFL premiership game ever.
    However upon further reflection while this could be a great step forward for our supporters and AFL tragics in general I wouldn’t want to have invested cash in it.
    The drive for better facilities to enable us to compete even more effectively at the top level has to start somewhere.....did you think that comes for free? I'm in Victoria, have only ever visited Sydney once (and that was a fly in, pick up new car and drive straight out again in a few hours) and can't be confident I'll ever visit again and I think it's a great idea. Pity it's been held up by the pandemic and the faster they get it done, the better.

    It makes sense for it to become the clubs social epicentre for fans to meet and for new fans to learn about the club.....which augurs well for future membership.....so I am in agreement with bloodspirit.

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    Key point of it all is the vastly improved facilities for the playing groups to use - that part will be most welcome I would expect.

    The social element of it is just a nice bolt on to the primary purpose
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    I think that this is a key development which was initially stalled by the COVID crisis. Our current facilities are outdated and not up to scratch when compared to others. This will help our long-term prospects.

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    Yes, great news that this development has been resurrected, though not clear to be whether the initial ambitious scope will be undertaken in its entirety. My recollection was that facilities for any AFLW team was a major driver, so with that locked in for 22/23 I guess it needed to be rebirthed.

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    Perhaps we could offer George and Dylan base contracts and then have them employed as consultants on the redevelopment for the next three years. Problem solved.
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    That would be what Carlton would do. Pay each $200k p.a. for 2 years to turn up once a week and comment on the colour scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprite View Post
    Perhaps we could offer George and Dylan base contracts and then have them employed as consultants on the redevelopment for the next three years. Problem solved.
    Beautiful! It could be our very own 'Visy'.....

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