SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01: (L-R) Luke Parker, Oliver Florent and Ryan Clarke of the Swans celebrate victory after the round seven AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Geelong Cats at Sydney Cricket Ground on May 01, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Sydney has bid farewell to six players, with each of Ryan Clarke, Will Gould, Hugo Hall-Kahan, Cameron Owen, Lachlan Rankin and Marc Sheather told they would not be offered new deals for the 2024 season.

While none of Hall-Kahan, Owen or Rankin ever donned the Swans' red and white at AFL level, each of Clarke, Gould and Sheather combined for 64 games under the watch of head coach John Longmire.

Speaking by way of an official statement on Monday morning, Sydney's Executive General Manger of Football Charlie Gardner wished to thank the sextet for their efforts in the Harbour City.

“This time of the year is always tough when difficult list management decisions need to be made," Gardner told Swans media.

“Ryan, Will, Marc, Lachie, Hugo and Cam have all made valuable contributions to the Swans. We are very grateful for their hard work and dedication to our football program."

“On behalf of everyone at the Club, we wish each player all the very best for their futures and we hope they continue to work towards maximising their football potential.”

In the wake of these exits, the Swans have just four players on their list without contracts for next season, with each of Sam Reid, Sam Wicks, Jaidon Magor and Dylan Stephens still in limbo.

The latter, however, has requested a trade to North Melbourne, with a deal likely to get done for a late pick.