Club History

2006 – The Beginning

2006 – The Beginning

2006 - The BeginningIn November 2006, relocating Australian expat Steve Spurrell contacted AFL Canada seeking information on forming a new club in the nation's capital.  With support from AFL Canada, Bruce Parker (Central Blues) and Dave Wells of the OAFL, Steve was...

2007 – Exhibition Year

2007 – Exhibition Year

2007 - Exhibition YearFebruary 2007, the Royal Oak Pub on the canal would play host to the first official meeting of the Ottawa Swans.  Newly registered members would turn out to throw ideas around in what would be one of the most important dates in the clubs history....

2008 – OAFL Debut

2008 – OAFL Debut

2008 - OAFL DebutThe snow had barley melted in early 2008 when the Ottawa Swans would announce their new playing field and spectator facilities, Rideau Carleton Raceway  would provide the infield and state of the art facilities to the club for 2008 to play all home...

2009 – Coming of Age

2009 – Coming of Age

2009 - Coming of AgeBACK ROW (L to R): Jason Jones,Chris Peck, JF Chapman, Ben Birt, Nic Ryan 2ND ROW (L to R): Rob Keane, Seth Potter, Matt Noteboom, Josh Beaston, Mick Lacey, Ryan Nader, Austin Selvig 3RD ROW (L to R): Zac Plunkett-Latimer, Jake Plunkett-Latimer,...

2010 – From the Ground Up

2010 – From the Ground Up

2010 - From the Ground UpThe 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...

2011 – Finding Form & Taking Flight

2011 – Finding Form & Taking Flight

Finding Form & Taking FlightThe club started the calendar year with its inaugural indoor metro league. A four-team competition that spanned over 8 weeks through the winter months. Chris MacLean returned as Head Coach and was assisted by Yaser Abou Elenein, Chris...