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Kids Competition!

Are you a Swansea City fan aged 11 or younger? Do you want to win a football signed by the Swansea City players?  Do you want to help Swansea City celebrate their 100th birthday?

If the answers to these questions are yes then here’s a competition for you! Swansea City Football Club is 100 years old this year and to celebrate we want to know why kids support the greatest team in Wales. So all you have to do is to write a short project on “Why I love Swansea City”!

Whether you’ve got one reason or loads of reasons to love the Swans write them down! If you want to add some pictures then great! You can write it or type it – we don’t care. We just want to hear all about why you love the Swans.

The best project will win a ball signed by the Swansea players. One of the players will even present it to the winner! The best projects will also appear in a special book that is coming out this year to celebrate the Swans’ 100th birthday.

Please send your projects to: “Why I love Swansea City”, c/o Philip Bethell, History Department, Swansea University, SA2 8PP

Or you can email it to us at

Please make sure you include your name, age and the name of the school you go to.

Closing date is Friday 11 May. We are happy to accept batches of entries from schools.

Entries can be in English or Welsh.

This competition is only open to children at primary school aged 11 or younger. Entries may be included in publications related to the Swans100 Swansea City centenary project. For full details of the project please visit  For all queries please contact

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Open Day this Sunday 1st April

Come along on Sunday to the Central Library in the Civic Centre, and meet the Swans100 team from Swansea University. Hopefully everybody is aware by now of the fantastic project under way to create an on-line archive of fans’ experiences and stories about being a Swans supporter. We will be in the Discovery Room at the library from 11 – 3, and you can come and talk to us to find out more about the project; bring in your memorabilia for scanning and photographing; record your thoughts about the Swans; complete our supporter questionnaire; talk to other fans!

Come along and join in – the archive will only be as good as you all make it. Have a look at what we have done so far at

See you on Sunday! And after the Open Day it’s to the pub to watch the Spurs game…

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Project Patrons

We are delighted that the following have kindly agreed to be patrons of the project:

Mrs Esme Allchurch

Joe Allen

Wyndham Evans

John Hartson

Kevin Johns

Mal Pope

Brendan Rodgers

Professor Peter Stead

Lee Trundle

Welcome on board.

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Centenary Archive off to flying start!

The on-line archive being created through this site, to celebrate 100 years of professional football in Swansea, is growing rapidly even before the official press launch. We have seen fanzines, ticket stubs, cigarette cards, signed menus, photographs, videos, committee minutes, and even the original company incorporation documents!  There is so much fantastic material out there, please keep it coming.

What is even more exciting are the incredible stories that people are writing as part of our survey (see the Survey page on this site to do it yourself). we have posted some of them on this website. They are often moving, funny or just simply interesting historical memories – but the level of intense support for the Swans comes shining through. These reminiscences will be the heart of the archive, and create a fantastic historical resource to be mined by the researchers and football fans of the future. You can read these stories and memories in the fans section.

Thanks to all who have contributed to the project so far. There is still a long way to go, so please encourage everyone you know who has even a passing interest in the football club to join in and be a part of history.

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