Dane Swan

Club: Collingwood FC (Retired 2016)

Games (Goals): 258 (211)

Recruited From: 2001 AFL Draft, Pick 58 from Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)


Recruited by Collingwood as a 17 year old, Dane was the bargain pick of the 2001 Draft at Pick 58. Never regarded as a deep thinker of footy in his junior days, Dane was happy to be out there playing with his mates and never really thought about the prospects of being recruited to an AFL club. This was especially the case as he thought at least one more season of junior footy to go.

Fast forward a decade and over 200 AFL games later, Dane’s CV reads better than almost all players in the current game. Three Collingwood Best & Fairest awards, Brownlow Medal, five All Australian jumpers, and a Premiership later, Collingwood would certainly be happy with Dane's recruitment so late in the draft.

In the round one clash in 2016 against Sydney Swans Dane was badly injured after landing awkwardly on his foot, breaking three bones, including a Lisfranc. The injury ruled him out of the rest of the season, and in August he announced his immediate retirement from the AFL.

With his playing days now over, Dane has already released a book 'My Story' detailing the successes and tough times he experienced throughout his colourful AFL career.

Dane will also utilise his time by devoting more focus into his business interests which include a clothing range, Tattoo shop, and a Bar which opened in 2017.

In 2017 Dane appeared in the South African jungle on Channel 10's 'I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' which he was the runner up and in 2018 was also a regular on channel 9’s AFL Footy Show.

Dane is very excited and proud to be associated with Buy2Give and can’t wait to see you all wearing the ‘Peter Morrissey | Buy2Give’ premium range of Workwear


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