Andrew Swallow
North Melbourne: 224 AFL games, 80 goals

Andrew Swallow played for the North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL. He was the captain of the Kangaroos from 2012 to 2016 before retiring in 2017.

He was North Melbourne’s third round draft selection in the 2005 AFL Draft, number 43 overall, from the East Fremantle football club in the WAFL.

In his debut season in 2006 he received a nomination for the NAB Rising Star for his performance against Geelong in Round 17, when he managed 28 possessions and a goal.

In 2009 Swallow was awarded the Syd Barker Medal for being the club’s best and fairest player for the year. He had another terrific season in 2010 playing all 22 games for the second consecutive season and finishing just one vote behind Brent Harvey and Brady Rawlings for the Syd Barker Medal.

In 2011 he took home his second Syd Barker Medal which he shared with Daniel Wells. He would also be one of four North Melbourne players selected in the 40 man All Australian squad, however he missed out on being selected in the final 22. He would however be selected as part of the Australian squad for the International Rules series against Ireland.

In February 2012 Swallow was announced captain of the North Melbourne Football Club. He capped off a fantastic year to win the Syd Barker Medal for the third time.

Andrew Swallow announced his retirement from the AFL following the conclusion of the 2017 season.

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