Swan Districts has some new recruits from over east while some familiar faces will join the big leagues this year. Picture: Blake Parry

Ins and outs at Swan Districts for 2024

After some tight losses and injuries in 2023, no stone is being left unturned at Swan Districts to make this year's season a successful one.
January 25, 2024
Chris Pike

CHANGE is a reality in between any WAFL season but excitement is building at Swan Districts for 2024 on the back of new additions that include two reigning state league fairest and best winners, and some exciting new and returning talent.

Jake Pasini, Nik Rokahr, Jye Chalcraft, Leigh Kohlmann, Bryce Watson, Tom Panuccio, Mitch Roche will be the new faces donning a Swan Districts guernsey for 2024, while Tobe Watson, Chris Jones, Sam Fisher, Ryan Kemp, and Jesse Palmer are out.

Lawson Humphries and Riley Hardeman are also out, but will be travelling into the national league, having both been drafted at the end of last year.

No stone is being left unturned at Swan Districts to make the 2024 season a successful one given how competitive the team was able to be in 2023 despite a frustrating string of tight losses early, and then a horror run with injury.

That will mean that players like Will Collins, Seb Bright, Brandon Erceg and Brad Lynch, will be almost like new recruits given the significant periods they missed in 2023, but then there are plenty of new and exciting faces jumping on board at Swans as well.

The new recruits include the return of Jake Pasini after four years at Port Adelaide while reigning fairest and best winners at their respective SANFL and VFL clubs, Nik Rokahr and Jye Chalcraft, bring immediate quality to the midfield at Swan Districts.

Tom Panuccio and Mitch Roche are two more Victorian recruits on board as well while Leigh Kohlmann makes his return and Bryce Watson is also back after playing two league games back in 2022.

Also returning to Swan Districts is Bryce Watson with the Gingin product starting his career at Swans in the colts before breaking through to make his league debut in 2022, and now the 20-year-old will be looking to build on that further in 2024.

Sam Fisher departs Swan Districts after four seasons which saw the prime on-baller rack up 47 matches including a stunning first season in 2020 that saw him win the Sandover Medal.

Chris Jones is another player who will be returning home to Victoria in 2024 after being co-captain alongside Brandon Erceg in 2023. He started out as a terrific key defender with his intercept marking a standout in his first season in 2021.

He was moved forward in 2022 and went on to kick 52 goals across the past two seasons but due to family he will return home to Victoria.

Tobe Watson is a Swan Districts product through and through who has played some tremendous football at the club since leaving Fremantle, but he will be moving with partner Anthea to Victoria in 2024 and playing in the VFL at Port Melbourne.

Jesse Palmer came to Swan Districts on the back of his time in the AFL at Port Adelaide and has kicked 85 goals in his 51 games over the past three seasons, but he too will be heading home in 2024.

Ryan Kemp has played some handy football as a hard running half-forward the past two seasons with Swan Districts as well but he has moved to Adelaide to be with his partner.

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