The next crop of QBE Sydney Swans Academy talent was put to the test on Sunday, in the first session of the 2014 Academy Benchmark Program.
About a month ago, Isaac Heeney officially joined the Sydney Swans as an academy player. It had been a long time in the making.
Canberra product and GWS GIANTS recruit Jack Steele sees his early start to the pre-season as an opportunity to upstage the club's other 2014 draftees.
PM Capital GIANTS Academy product Jeremy Finlayson will have to wait to begin training with his new teammates, after undergoing hip surgery.
St. George junior and Sydney Swans rookie Lloyd Perris is set to begin the 2015 pre-season early, working back from his second knee reconstruction.