Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sydney Swans Win AFL Grand Final

The morning after...
25 September 2005
Jennifer Witham
Sportal for

Sunglasses hid blurry eyes, teammates leant on each other for support, and beers continued to be cracked despite the early hour, as the Swans took a final opportunity to thank their Melbourne-based supporter base on Sunday morning.

Congregating at the Lindsay Hassett Oval in Albert Park the morning after Sydney broke a 72-year premiership hoodoo in a nail-biting win over West Coast, the Swans turned out to say a final farewell to thousands of Victorian followers before taking the premiership cup back to New South Wales.

Most had not slept, few were walking straight with confidence, and some still even wore the guernseys from Saturday's grand final. But one thing remained constant – each player proudly boasted a premiership medal and a broad (but bleary) grin. - More


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