AFL icon Paul Roos.
AFL icon Paul Roos. Leigh Jensen

Swans to drop in on schools

PRIMARY school students across Coffs Harbour are preparing for visits from Sydney Swans players tomorrow.

The Swans quartet of captain Adam Goodes, big ruckman Shane Mumford, speed machine Gary Rohan and first round draft selection Lewis Johnston are booked in to visit St Augustines, Boambee, Coffs Harbour and Tyalla schools.

That won’t be the end of the day for this group though.

Goodes will pair up with former Sydney premiership coach Paul Roos to announce the first group of North Coast players to be included in the new Sydney Swans Academy.

The four players will then take part in a massive registration day and clinic at the Coffs Coast Leisure Park which is starting at 4.30pm.

The visit that the players are undertaking is part of the AFL’s Community Camps program.

Rather than have the entire playing group stay for a short period in one town, the Swans are sending small groups of players all over the State to help promote the club’s brand.

Goodes said he was looking forward to visiting the Coffs Harbour area.

“The new AFL season is just around the corner, and the community camps are a welcome change to our gruelling pre-season training schedule,” he said.

“We have so much support outside the Sydney metropolitan area, so it is important we get a chance to go to those areas and meet the community and hopefully lend a helping hand in some way.”



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