Hall of Fame for Swans Quartet

Harry Clarke, Jared Crouch, Barry Mitchell and Craig Kimberley have all been inducted into the Sydney Swans’ Hall of Fame.

We take a look at their respective merits for inclusion.

Clarke was the best and fairest for the Swans in their premiership year of 1933 and played 147 games for the club between 1926 and 1935, including four straight finals series.

Crouch is another inductee who tasted premiership glory, being named player of the finals series in the Swans’ 2005 flag-winning season.

Crouch took part in nine finals series for the Swans and earned a Rising Star nomination in 1998 and held the record for the most consecutive games from debut – notching 194 games in six seasons before missing a game in 2006.

In a nice piece of synchronicity, rampaging rover Mitchell was inducted to the Swans Hall of Fame on the same night his son Tom – taken by Sydney in the 2011 draft via the father/son rule – received Sydney’s number six jersey. Mitchell played 170 games for the Swans between 1984 and 1992, kicking 214 goals and took out the club’s 1991 Best & Fairest.

The off-the-field expertise of Kimberley was also recognised, with the former president, club stakeholder, board member and current Swans Foundation member adding the Swans Hall of Fame honour to his AFL Life Membership for services to the game.

In addition to the four inductees, four moments and places significant to the club were added as the Swans Heritage List.

Nick Davis’ stunning last quarter effort against Geelong in the 2005 semi-final, Bob Pratt’s 150 calendar year goals in 1934, the SCG and the red and white Swans jumper itself became part of protected Sydney Swan folklore.

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