Swans 100 is a joint project between Swansea University and the Swansea City Supporters Trust. It is recording the fans’ experience of supporting Swansea City Football Club, ‘the Swans’, over the last one hundred years.
Swansea Town played their first professional football game in 1912 and is still going strong in 2012 as Swansea City, the first Welsh club to play in the FA Premier League.
The loyalty of the fans kept the club going through difficult times. Swans100 has scanned and photographed masses of their memorabilia.
It carried out an on-line survey, collected written experiences and recorded interviews. The results, online at www.swans100.org.uk, show how ordinary fans have been a part of the club for a century.
The project has only been made possible through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, who gave a grant to employ a Project Officer and compile the archive.
Other contributors have been Swansea City FC, the Swansea Central Library, West Glamorgan Archive Service, The South Wales Evening Post (Northcliffe Media), and of course all of the individual Swansea fans who have been a part of the project.