15 Nov 2023
ADAM SWIFT | IN FOCUS
With Pre-Season well underway, lets take a look at one of our new recruits in Adam Swift, who joins the club after four years at Hull FC.
Adam, who joined Huddersfield Giants on a three-year deal after having one of the best seasons of his career at fellow Betfred Super League side Hull FC, brings a try scoring pedigree and speed to the backline in 2024.
We're going to take an in-depth look at his career so far, and what the Giants fans can expect from him going into the upcoming campaign.
St Helens (2012-2019)
Swifty's story begins in Merseyside, after coming through the St Helens Academy, Adam Swift was awarded his Super League debut vs Widnes Vikings in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup. Although Adam didn't score on this occasion in what turned out to be a close 40-38 victory, his performance earned him a start in the Super League just six days later.
The opposition was, strangely enough Widnes again, but this time it wasn't so close, St Helens running out 62-0 winners on this occasion, with Swift scoring a treble on the wing in his second ever senior appearance.
Adam would from then on, find a home on the Saints wing, becoming an ever present throughout his seven year stay at the Totally Wicked Stadium, amassing 86 tries and 344 points, some memorable highlights include a hat-trick at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in 2015 in a 48-32 win over the Tigers.
Adam Swift celebrating one of his 3 tries vs Castleford in 2015.
Another highlight of his time at the Saints, is, although Adam has three Grand Final titles to his name, he actually only featured in one final, the 14-6 victory over Wigan Warriors in 2014.
He didn't score on this occasion, however he more than played his part, with a try in the Semi-Final and Qualifying Final, the first major honour of his career.
Swifty, going back to 2014 which was his major breakthrough year also crossed for a treble in Saints' 48-10 win over Hull KR in that years' Elimination Play-Off game, showing his maturity and big game experience at such a young age.
One try in particular that Adam will remember himself, a special effort vs Widnes Vikings from 2015 in the Challenge Cup, where after taking a pass from Mark Percival, raced nearly 80m to score, watch the try here.
Here is a great article from Super League, on how Adam Swift came to make his debut for St Helens, with the loss of his Grandfather on the morning of the game, when he Tackled The Tough Stuff, read here.
Hull FC (2020-2023)
After eight years of service to St Helens, Adam opted for a new challenge and joined Hull FC, linking up with the former Giants Man of Steel winner in Brett Hodgson, who he would be coached by.
When he was announced as a Black and White player, he was one and still is, the best in the business, to quote Super League,
"He has maintained an impressive try-scoring record throughout his career, crossing for 99 tries in 141 career appearances, including 86 tries for St Helens.
"Swift made his Super League debut in 2012 and he has nine career hat-tricks to his name, including in his league debut against Widnes.
"True to his surname, Swift is known for his electrifying pace and he is regarded as one of the fastest wingers in the competition."
He continued his exceptional form for Hull FC, 14 tries in 17 appearances in 2021 for the winger after a Covid disrupted 2020 season, saw Swift finish top of the Hull FC try scoring charts.
Then came 2023, and one of his best personal seasons to date, as he took the Super League by storm, with 22 tries and a number of eye catchers to match.
Countless doubles and a treble in the Challenge Cup vs Castleford, a game where he was the star of the show with an acrobatic finish in the corner, took FC into the next round.
Yet again vs Castleford, but on the grounds of the MKM Stadium, a huge run by Chris Satae who fed the ball to Swift, who then raced 50m and beat Gareth Widdop one on one to touch down.
Of course, if you want to see a highlights package of Swift's best moments from the previous seasons, then we have that for you as well, by clicking here, including the described try above.
During his final season at the MKM, he also made more metres then any other FC player, totalling a huge 2,873.
Although a disappointing season for FC, Swift was a shining light and now will look to bring that form into 2024 at the Giants, after a season which saw him pick up double awards at Hull, in their players' player of the season and club player of the season.
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