New Lion Lachie George has made an immediate impact with a starring role for Redan in a 77-point thumping of Ballarat in the Ballarat Football League at Alfredton on Friday.
The former VFL veteran was unstoppable on debut as the linchpin in what was a perfect start to the reign of new playing coach Jarrett Giampaolo.
George led a dominant midfield which set up the win with a six-goal opening quarter and then put it out of the Swans' reach with another eight in the third term.
While George dictated terms at ground level with pinpoint passes and creative handball, ruckman Orren Stephenson did largely as he liked in ensuring the majority of centre breaks went the way of Redan.
Daniel Bond and Liam O'Brien were major beneficiaries in their first appearances for Redan as were the likes of Dean Mathews and Jacob Short.
This in turn made the job all the easier for a multi-pronged attack which Ballarat had little chance of stopping.
North Melbourne VFL-listed Lachlan McLean bagged six goals as did Grant Bell to go with four majors off the boot of George and three from Dean Chester.
Giampaolo said Redan had been rewarded for sticking to the basics.
He said it had been a solid four-quarter effort.
Giampaolo said the Lions had spoken all pre-season about playing a role and everyone had contributed.
"It was really impressive..really positive."
Giampaolo said he was proud of what had been achieved to get to this point, but it was important to stay focused.
Ballarat coach Joe Carmody said the young Swans had been out-pointed in all facets of the game.
He said Redan had been physically too strong and forced Ballarat to go away from the style of game it wanted to play.
Carmody said even when the Swans did get a little run on, they had been powerless to stop Redan from responding
"We weren't able to apply enough pressure and team defence."
With no other BFL games over the Easter long weekend - the balance of the round is next weekend - Redan and Ballarat have a two-week break before playing again.