Fer aiming to play to the Swansea beat
4th March 2016
Swans new boy Leroy Fer takes centre-stage in Saturday's Jack Magazine as the Swans host Norwich City in the Barclays Premier League (3pm).
The Dutch midfielder talks to the official matchday magazine about his love of music, how sporting talent runs in the family genes and growing up in Zoetermeer, a quaint city in southern Holland.
"For me, it was always just football and nothing else," says Fer. "Even when I was two, I was always with a ball. My mum would say to me that I should play with other things, but I was always like: 'no'.
"I have a very sporty family. My grandfather - from my mum's side - was a footballer, while my mum is sporty too, but she is more into fitness at the gym and cycling.
"My dad was a baseball player until he was 26. He didn't make it to America, but he was very good and played in Curaçao and Holland as well. He stopped at quite a young age because he wanted to focus on other things, but he was well known in Curaçao.
"My little brother played football too, for Excelsior and Feyenoord. He's 22 now, but injuries caused him problems, so he stopped playing. But he is very clever, and I think he is going to be a lawyer."
Elsewhere in Saturday's matchday magazine, we get to know a little bit more about Under-18s left-back Sean Hanbury, while young defender Keston Davies discusses swapping SA1 for London, helping the Swans win silverware and signing a new contract with the club.
Meanwhile, former Norwich and Swans defender Adrian Forbes reflects on his time at both clubs, BBC reporter Joe Crowley goes under the spotlight in 'A Famous Face', and former Swans star Darren Way features in 'Where Are They Now?'.
And if that wasn't enough for you, we have plenty more insightful and entertaining features to whet your appetite right up until kick-off!
Jack Magazine is available for just £3 on matchday from around the Liberty Stadium, the Club Shop and online.
It will also be available in Slee Stores in Plasmari, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.
Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan. Don't miss out.