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2010 – From the Ground Up

The Swans were welcomed by a surge in interest with new rookies numbering in the high teens and a long list of returning players.  Chris MacLean was elevated to Head Coach and Yaser Abou-Elenein accepted the Assistant Coach position.  The Swans also saw new leaders emerge within the club. Ryan Gregory, who co-captained in 2009, returned to share the captaincy with Chris Lockhart.   Both players were well supported by a leadership group of Darren Roffey, Luke Walsh, Chris Peck and Jake Plunkett-Latimer.

After a gruelling 16-week preseason, the Swans were rewarded for their hard work, winning the Ye Olde Orchard ECAFL preseason tournament, hosted in Montreal. The club entered two sides, showing the depth of players available at that point in the year. While the experienced players led the way, the tournament provided great insight into the depth of our rookie contingent. 

The Swans greatest achievement of the 2010 season came in Round 13, defeating the High Park Demons at home.  The team finished the season with one win and 13 losses.  This could be perceived as a step backwards after a fantastic 2009 season, but when you factor in the youth and inexperience the club was building from, it was certainly a success.

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