Swans’ tour of Denmark 1923

Swansea Town the first Welsh team to tour abroad.

The first ever Swansea tour abroad was, by a curious coincidence given the new Danish connection, to Denmark in 1923. They played three games in Copenhagen in May of that year, winning 2 and narrowly losing the third. The South Wales Daily Post carried reports on the tour,  the longest piece being a despatch sent back by the Swans’ manager Joe Bradshaw. This describes the long journey there by train, boat and more trains, and some of the antics of the players. The Daily Post suggested that the loss in the third game was due not just to playing 3 games in 5 days, but also to having been very well feasted by their hosts!

The research for this was carried out in the Central Library by Swans100 volunteer Peter Dawson.

Follow the link to read pieces from the Daily Post: Danish Tour 1923

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