Social Events

Upcoming events:

28 January 2023 – hottest 100 party

It is only the spiciest day in the Australian calendar πŸ”₯

The London Swans are excited to present our Hottest 100 Party on Saturday, 28 January at The Bucks Head, Camden – kicking off at 3pm.

There will be music (obviously), a spread of hot food (thanks to the generosity of The Bucks Head), great people (I mean, duh!), and raffle prizes up for grabs as we raise money for two important charities: the British Heart Foundation and Orchid Male Cancer.

Our very own Swannies, Matt Masters and Irish Kev, are raising money for their respective charities in the lead-up to the London Marathon in April. You can read more about their efforts in THIS blog post and donate directly to their Just Giving pages: Matt Masters Just Giving | Irish Kev Just Giving

So, all are welcome to come on down to celebrate great music and donate to great causes! Don’t forget to get your votes in (https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/22/)!!

πŸ“† Saturday 28 January, 2023
⏰ 3:00pm – late (raffle drawn at 8:30pm)
πŸ“ The Bucks Head, Camden, NW1 8QR
πŸ• small spread of food provided
πŸ† raffle tickets & prizes to be won – proceeds going to charity & the club
🎢 Triple J’s Hottest 100 will be playing
🀝 all are welcome to join!

3 – 5 March 2023 – pre-season trip abroad

Pre-season trip has been confirmed; the Swannies are heading to Cologne!

Key Details: Head to Team App for more information and to secure your spot!

What: Preseason AFL 9s games (normal AFL rules but played on a smaller ground with fewer players) vs our new friends the Rheinland Lions.

When: Weekend of the 3rd to 5th of March.

Where: Cologne, Germany. Accommodation TBC (likely a hotel or hostel in the city)

Who: Depending on numbers, will be looking to have minimum one women’s and one men’s team. If we get more numbers, we will look to have two teams and do a bit of a round robin tournament. Both men’s conference and socials players welcome!

Cost: Total cost will be Β£250 per person. This will cover flights and accommodation, plus whatever is leftover will cover drinks/food on Saturday night.
We will need a Β£100 deposit up front to confirm your spot on the trip to start booking things. Flights and accommodation will be booked for you by the club.

Saturdays – Pre-season TRaining

πŸ“† Saturday’s*

⏰ 10:30 am

πŸ“ Gloucester Gate, Regent’s Park (dropped pin)

🍻 post-session drinks at the Buck’s Head, Camden
🀝 all are welcome to join. introductory skills sessions will be on for beginners!

πŸ‰ bring warm clothes, water, boots and mouth guard if you have them, and a ready-to-go attitude!

*Training will be every Saturday from 10:30am unless otherwise notified via our socials or WhatsApp.

Not sure what the game is? Or how to kick an AFL football? Check out our “What is AFL?” page.

Previous swannies events:

3 December 2022 – Taster session

New to London? New to footy? Just looking to meet a great bunch of people?

Come down to our home ground on Saturday, 3 December for a taster training session open to all!

πŸ“† Saturday, 3 December 2022

⏰ 11:00 am

πŸ“ Hackney Marshes, E9 5PF (our home ground. we set up at this dropped pin.
🍻drinks will be available post session
🀝 all are welcome to join. introductory skills sessions will be on for beginners!

9 December 2022 – Festive Party

It wouldn’t be a Swannies season without wrapping up the year with our annual Xmas celebrations at Tayyabs.

Join us for our annual holiday soiree at Tayyabs, where festive jumpers are essential and loosening the belt mid-meal is totally acceptable. Secure your spot via Paypal: shorturl.at/pOU08

πŸ“† Friday 9 December 2022

⏰ 7:30pm

πŸ“ Tayyabs, 83-89 Fieldgate St, London E1 1JU

🎟 Β£36 for a set menu (veggie & vegan options available – let us know at the Paypal checkout)

🍻BYOB + a few bottles of red thrown in by the club

🀝 all are welcome to join the Swannies family

🦒 early birds can meet at the Good Samaritan pub (E1 2AE) from 6pm for some drinks

29th of January 2022 – Hosed in the Homelands

HOSED IN THE HOMELANDS Paying homage to the many backgrounds our players come from while celebrating the native land where AFL was created!

πŸ—“ 29th January

⏰ 2:30pm until late

πŸ“ Hector & Noble, 233-235 Victoria Park Road, E9 7HD

πŸ‘”Band / Festival Tee πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

All Swannies; old, new, or supporting

🎢Special Swans Mix of Triple J’s Hottest 100 with additional International Hits

πŸ†Raffle of International & Aussie Goods

After 2 difficult years, we finally hosted many great events in 2022! You can check out our socials to catch up on all the action.

Below we’ve highlighted our previous social events so you can get a taste of the calendar of the Swans.

Looking for a place to watch the 2019 Grand Final in London? πŸ† Look no further, because the London Swans have got you covered for the most important day of the football year.

With doors opening at 4.30am, the London Swans Grand Final Party is taking place at new venue this year – our sponsors, the amazing Simmons Bar on Oxford Street

Tickets are just Β£10, which includes a bacon roll and of course….a great atmosphere and incredible company.

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On the morning the bar will be in full swing with beers and more food available to purchase as well as a number of raffles.

The event doubles as a fundraiser for our teams…so join in the fun and help support a great London club.

Full details and how to purchase tickets:

  • Time/Date: 4.30am doors open, 28 September 2018
  • Location: Simmons Bar, Oxford Street, 203 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZH
  • Ticket cost: Β£10 (includes a bacon roll – or vegetarian alternative)

Book tickets here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=RL5QWE6TS7BTU

NOTE: Once you’ve purchased your tickets your name will be on our list and all you have to do is show up on the day!

A look back at a previous AFL Grand Final Party…

In 2018, 200 people joined in the fun as the Richmond Tigers won their first premiership for 37 years…and needless to say there were quite a few folk aboard the Tiger train.

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While the rest of London slept, the Grand Final Party was in full swing as we welcomed guests from across the globe.

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…needless to say, when the final whistle finally went…the crowd went wild.

Finishing at 9am, the after party continued on nearby…

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Want to find out more about playing for the London Swans? Simply contact us via this website or send us a message on Facebook for more information.

We have a number of off-season events and matches. Players of all experience levels and nationalities welcome.

Each year we have a number of social events for all the Swans and Swannettes to get involved with!

See below for more information on each event or download our yearly calendar (PDF), here.

Our 2019 calendar of events so far includes:

PRE-SEASON TRAINING 2019

Our pre-season Australian Rules Football sessions take place from 10.30am-12.30pm each Saturday at Gloucester Green in Regents Park. In April we’ll switch to Tuesday/Thursday trainings with the additional hours of daylight. Full training details can be found here.

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22-24 March: Belfast weekend for the Leprechaun Cup!

Our men’s and women’s teams are again heading to Belfast this year for the 9-a-side Leprechaun Cup! The weekend begins with a few drinks out on the Friday night, games all day Saturday, and then a function with all the other teams involved on the Saturday night!

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Last year, a number of our Swannies also went exploring the sights of Belfast and Northern Ireland on the Sunday including Black Cab Tours of the Peace Walls and the Giants Causeway.

06 April – JORTS Pub Crawl…the second best day of the year

It’s the second best day of the year with good reason, as our Swans and Swannettes head to East London for an afternoon pub crawl that stretches long into the night. The dress code is simple: Jorts (jeans shorts), required, and as much additional denim as possible, recommended.

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So start raiding those 2nd hand thrift shops to get your clobber ready!

(EDITORS NOTE: What’s the best day of the year you ask? Sunday Sippers of course! AKA End of season celebration.)

Boat Cruise, Grand Final Day and more…2019 events still to come

Each year we host up to a dozen events and 2019 is no different! While we’re still finalising dates – a boat cruise, Grand Final Day Party a post-season footy trip, a Christmas Party….and more for you.

Keep an eye on this page for more soon!

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Completed events in 2019:

  • 26 January: London Swans Australia Day Party
  • 23 February: Oxford trip
  • 02 March: Bristol 9-a-side tournament