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FULL-FORWARDS AND LEADING GOAL KICKERS

 Over the years Swan Districts have enjoyed success in a number of WAFL awards, but have been out of luck when it comes to unearthing full-forwards capable of taking out the leading goal kicker title on a regular basis. Only on four occasions have they been able to provide the leading WAFL  goal kicker.

The first Swans player to head the WAFL goal kicking ladder was Max George when he kicked 90 goals in 1974 - the year the club celebrated their 40th anniversary.

Ted Holdsworth, the first Swans player to kick 100 goals congratulates Max George on becoming the first Swans player to head the WAFL goal-kicking list.

On the second occasion a Swans player took out the goal-kicking honors, was in 1980 when Simon Beasley shared the honor's with Warren Ralph of Claremont with 97 goals. On that occasion the WAFL's directors made a decision to discount goals kicked when the State team was away.

When Beasley was in Adelaide with the State team, Ralph who had not been selected in the State team kicked five goals, but the directors decided that those goals would not be included in official lists. On the same day in Adelaide Beasley kicked two goals in a losing team.

The other two Swans players to finish at the top of the goal-kicking ladder  was Brent Hutton who kicked 83 goals in 1984 (a premiership year)  and Kevin Caton in 1992 when he kicked 51. 

Swans' leading goal kickers since 1934 

1934
N. Gorn
45
1935
F. Sweetapple
22
1936
E. Holdsworth
71
1937
E. Holdsworth
109
1969
M. George
30
1970
I. Cooper
39
1971
I. Cooper
33
1972
M. Foxon
33
1938
E. Holdsworth
116
1939
E. Holdsworth
51
1940
E. Holdsworth
73
1941
E. Holdsworth
65
1973
M. George
46
1974
M. George
90
1975
B. Close
43
1976
M. Olsen
50
1942
No Side Fielded
1943
E. Porter
44
1944
J. Cusack
91
1945
E. Holdsworth
80
1977
M. Olsen
46
1978
M. Olsen
79
1979
M. Olsen
85
1980
S. Beasley
97
1946
G. King
36
1947
G. King
30
1948
R. Latham
39
1949
R. Latham
59
1981
S. Beasley
119
1982
M. Richardson
75
1983
P. Werner
41
1984
B. Hutton
83
1950
V. Zani
36
1951
R. Hawke
29
1952
J. O'Connell
33
1953
B. Gray
40
1985
G. Sidebottom
78
1986
D. Holmes
36
1987
K. Caton
47
1988
A. Holmes
41
1954
R. Lowry
24
1955
M. Clements
25
1956
R. Lowry
46
1957
R. Lowry
45
1989
A. Holmes
56
1990
A. Holmes
53
1991
K. Caton
77
1992
K. Caton
51
1958
C. Edwards
40
1959
C. Edwards
46
1960
H. Fullgrabe
33
1961
W. Walker
61
1993
S. Cummings
85
1994
D. Ogg
45
1995
M. Brown
26
1996
T. Ugle
35
1962
E. Gorman
93
1963
E. Gorman
71
1964
E. Gorman
67
1965
E. Gorman
97
1997
T. Ugle
76
1998
T. Ugle
45
1999
C. De Corsey
38
2000
M. Piani
25
1966
E. Gorman
68
1967
E. Gorman
73
1968
E. Gorman
60
2001
C. De Corsey
20
2002
A. Hansen
19
2003
A. Hansen
41

Swans Players to have Kicked 200 Goals or More

Eric Gorman
555
Ted  Holdsworth
532
Bill Walker
456
Don Holmes
323
Troy Ugle
312
Simon Beasley
293
Andy Holmes
277
Kevin Caton
274
Mark Olsen
268
Brent Hutton
256
Max George
250
Cyril Litterick
246
Bob Lowry
231
Garry Sidebottom
227
Mike Richardson
220
Ralph Latham
213

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