Swan coming to Western Rams

Dane Swan pictured during training in 2020. (Michael Dodge/AAP Photos)

AFL Brownlow medallist Dane Swan will be hitting Rockbank in the opening round of the Riddell District Football League, pulling on the jumper for the Western Rams.

The club confirmed that Swan would play for the side in round one against Melton Centrals on April 1.

It’s a standalone match for the competition, with the rest of the competition kicking off on April 15 after the Easter long weekend.

As well as playing for the Rams, Swan will remain at the club later that day for a sportsman’s night.

“Mark it in your calendars,” the club said on social media. “Round one, Saturday 1st of April, we welcome Collingwood legend, premiership player, All Australian player, Brownlow Medallist and Copeland Trophy and Leigh Matthews Trophy recipient…Dane Swan to the Rams.

“Swanny will take the field alongside our boys against Melton Centrals and then join us in the rooms for a Sportsman’s Night.”

It is the first of a number of one off games Swan will play at clubs this season.

It will be a big boost for new coach Leigh Sporle in his first game back coaching at the club.

The Rams, who failed to win a game last season, have been busy with a number of new signings in the off season.

Charlie Patullo, Geoff Jolly, Kade Sexton, Corey Goforth, Chris Arnold, Ethan Boylan, Brent Taylor, Fitzroy Greenwool and Junior Shandley are among those who have joined the club.