Superstar First Nations forward Buddy Franklin (pictured) says he’s looking forward to beginning his thirteenth season of AFL footy.

Franklin moved to 12th on the AFL’s all time goalkicking list in 2016 and 13 more goals will see him top the 800 goal mark.

After of season shoulder surgery, 29 year old Franklin says he’s excited by the young talent at the club this year as the Swans seek to go one better in 2017.