Fan favourite Seth Swalve departs to new overseas adventure!


Hemel Storm and all its fans would like to say a huge thank you and wish Seth Swalve all the best as it is confirmed he will depart to take on a new exciting opportunity in his career.

Swalve will suit up for the last time this Saturday against Team Newcastle, in his 61st appearance for the club where he contributed to a historic quadruple of trophies and an unprecedented unbeaten 22-23 season, winning an astounding 55 games, with only 5 losses to his name during his time in Hemel. 

Swalve has been a consistent performer for the side, totally dependable and devoted to the club’s cause; a perfect example of the true professional. He has provided fireworks in his time at the Storm, with a silky shooting action familiar with the Storm faithful capable of landing daggers from all over the court and was hugely popular among his peers, claiming last season’s players’ player award.

 His absence comes as a blow for the side, who had compiled a good run of recent results with Swalve’s average of 19 points per game in the campaign pivotal to their success. A staggering average of 50% from the three-point arc represents his sniper-like qualities which Storm will miss hugely throughout the remainder of the campaign, as they look to compete to regain the titles that Seth helped to win last year. 

A community coach, Seth has cemented his place as a fan favourite among juniors and adults alike, and his cheery, polite nature and willingness to engage with the fans have seen him become a staple of the club, while he has been here. Storm cannot say enough positive words and express their gratitude thoroughly to Swalve, and we wish him all the best as he moves on to an exciting adventure for himself, competing in the Australian NBL. Seth will always be welcomed back to Hemel with open arms, and he will go down in the memory books as a true Storm friend. 

Seth had this to say to the Storm faithful: “Hemel will forever be a second home to me. I first arrived for the basketball, but when I come back to visit it will be for the friends and relationships that I have here now. There are too many kind words to say about the teammates I have, the coaches I played for, and the community support that makes this all possible. I thank the organisation for the opportunity to make a dream come true. Thank you to all of you reading this. LET’S GO STORM FOREVER!”

Don’t miss the chance to wave goodbye and watch Swalve in action one last time this Saturday, as the Storm play host to Team Newcastle University; grab your tickets at   


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