• 2013 Metro Grand Final

    Posted by Thomas Shearman


    Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
    Tigers 2.2.14 3.1.19 3.2.20 3.2.20 11.7.73
    Rhinos 4.3.27 1.6.12 4.4.28 7.1.43 16.14.110
    Goals Tigers: Wallach (5), Adams (2), Schmelzer N (2), Meyer, MacGlashan
    Rhinos: Wilhelm (5), Malcolm (3), Edwards (3), Campion (2), Bennett (2), Saarbacker
    Best Tigers: None
    Rhinos: None
  • 2013 AFL Grand Final

    Posted by Thomas Shearman

    The Chicago Swans would like to thank the over 200 fans that packed The Brownstone Tavern on Lincoln Ave in Chicago to watch the Fremantle Dockers face the Hawthorn Hawks in what turned out to be a thrilling 2013 AFL Grand Final. In the end, the Hawthorn Hawks triumphed 11.11 (77) to Fremantle 8.14 (62) in a game that was still in the balance with minutes to play.

    Hosting the AFL Grand Final and officially drawing the winners of the Qantas Raffle has become an annual tradition for our football club. We would like to thank our major sponsor, The Brownstone Tavern, who do an amazing job on the biggest night of the year for the club and continue to dedicate countless hours in the kitchen perfecting their rendition of an Aussie meat pie for this event. The Chicago Swans and The Brownstone Tavern look forward to hosting the AFL Grand Final for many years to come.

    The 2013 Qantas Raffle was the most successful in recent history. Thank you to everyone who supported the club and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by purchasing raffle tickets. Over the years, The Chicago Australian Football Association has donated over $12,000 in raffle proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and “Project Relentless”. Local football clubs rely heavily on external support and we are extremely lucky to have people & sponsors both within the club and externally that believe in our future. Congratulations to the winners!

    Grand Prize – Airfare to Australia for 2– Chavewan Chutipisalkul
    1st Place Prize – $400 – Jaclyn Wike
    2nd Place Prize – $200 – Ryan Daudelin
    3rd Place Prize – Mixed Case of Oxford Landing Estate Wines – Jeff Wilcox

  • 2012 AFL Grand Final Party

    Posted by Thomas Shearman

    The Chicago Swans are once again hosting the AFL Grand Final party.  Who will raise the AFL premiership trophy?

    Tickets are $20 per person and include drink and food specials. The Qantas/Chicago AFL Raffle will also be drawn this night so be sure to purchase your tickets for the chance to win 2 return tickets to Australia.

    The night will be held at the Brownstone Tavern on Friday September 28th kicking off at 9pm (game starts 11pm).

  • 2011 AFL Grand Final Party

    Posted by Thomas Shearman

    The 2011 AFL Grand Final Party held at Brownstone Tavern on Friday September 30th was a resounding success. A couple of hundred people watched Geelong knock off Collingwood to win the 2011 AFL Premiership. Thanks to all for attending and to Brownstone for hosting!

    The winners of the Qantas CAFA raffle were:
    5th Place – Case of Oxford Landing Wine – Steve Cassity
    4th Place – $200 – Anthony Hendrie
    3rd Place – $300 – Marty Labelle
    2nd Place – $500 – John Simon
    1st Place – 2 round trip tickets to Australia courtesy of QANTAS – Josh Edwards

  • 2011 Metro Grand Final

    Posted by Thomas Shearman

    The 2011 Metro season comes to an end with the Metro Grand Final between the Lincoln Park Piranhas and the Wrigleyville Rhinos.  The Rhinos were undefeated all season until the final round where the Piranhas powered home for the win.  Could there be a case of the Wrigley-wobbles?? Can the Piranhas repeat last rounds victory?? Will the Rhino’s charter a Qantas flight to get all their Aussies to the field on Saturday??  Who will hold the Rich Noty Cup aloft after the final whistle??


    Q1 Q2 Q3 Final
    Lincoln Park 2.2.14 3.6.24 4.8.32 5.12.42
    Wrigleyville 2.2.14 5.3.33 5.7.37 5.8.38

    LP: Dougie, Jason S, Jason W, Steve Cassity, Saint
    WV: Ortiz 2, Nolan, Knopp, Leibo