AFL 2022: Adam Goodes takes SCG lap of honor for Sydney Swans’ 10-year premiership reunion, photos, reaction

Adam Goodes made a rare and unexpected public appearance on Saturday, warming the hearts of AFL and Sydney Swans fans.

Well, it’s a sight for sore eyes.

AFL legend Adam Goodes gave fans a pleasant surprise when he took part in the lap of honor for the Sydney Swans’ 10th anniversary premiership in 2012.

It was reported earlier this week that Goodes and his wife Natalie will attend the private Friday night reception at a pub in Sydney and will also attend the official event on Saturday night.

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However, two-time medalist Brownlow was not expected to be present at the on-field festivities at SCG due to an already arranged family engagement.

But Swans and AFL fans were delighted to see Goodes walking around the SCG with a smile on his face as he basked in the glory of the Swans’ final premiership.

The 42-year-old appeared in high spirits as he waved to the crowd and shared a word with his former teammates, who posed for a group photo outside the former SCG members’ stand.

The 2012 premiership team also formed a guard of honor for the current Swans side as they took to the pitch to take on the Gold Coast Suns.

Footy fans were thrilled to see Goodes make a public appearance on the special occasion.

AFL broadcaster Gerard Whateley said on AFL Nation. “It’s beautiful to see and reaffirms the idea that he is in no way disenfranchised with the Sydney Swans.

“His reluctance relates to anything involving an AFL-approved or headquarters-approved function.”

Another Goodes premiership player, Jude Bolton, earlier shared a photo of the premiership-winning team enjoying a beer as part of the 10-year reunion.

Goodes scored the game-winning goal in the fourth quarter of the 2012 Grand Final against Hawthorn – after suffering a serious knee ligament injury.

It’s just one of the many reasons the club awards the runner-up to its best and fairest award the Adam Goodes Medal in honor of the 372-game champion. The club champion receives the Bob Skilton Medal each year.

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