The Sydney Swans will play against North Melbourne in Coffs Harbour as part of the AFL's pre-season JLT Community Series. Photo: AAP Image/Dean Lewins
The Sydney Swans will play against North Melbourne in Coffs Harbour as part of the AFL's pre-season JLT Community Series. Photo: AAP Image/Dean Lewins DEAN LEWINS

Swans to set up camp again in Coffs

THE Sydney Swans are once again preparing to call Coffs Harbour their home away from home.

On Wednesday the AFL its pre-season fixture with the Swans drawn to play against North Melbourne at C.ex Coffs International Stadium on Sunday, February 19.

Shortly after the match details were released, the Sydney Swans announced they will remain in Coffs Harbour for a three-day pre-season training camp.

This camp will be the fifth year in a row that the Swans have held their training camp here.

Sydney's Head of Football Tom Harley said the team is looking forward to returning and spending time in the Coffs Harbour community.

"The Swans have always enjoyed a strong connection with the Coffs Harbour community through our QBE Sydney Swans Coffs Harbour Academy and our pre-season training camps. February's trip will only see that connection grow stronger," Harley said.

"The facility at C.ex Coffs International Stadium is outstanding and our team has always enjoyed spending an important part of the pre-season there.

"We're really looking forward to returning to Coffs and taking on North Melbourne in front of a strong home crowd."

Coffs Harbour has hosted four pre-season matches in the past with the last time being early in 2015 when the Swans met the Brisbane Lions.

Coffs Harbour City Council's Group Leader City Prosperity, Nikki Greenwood, said that match drew a crowd of more than 4,000 people.

"That was a highly successful event and we're thrilled to be able to welcome the Sydney Swans back to C.ex Coffs International Stadium, as well as once again hosting a pre-season fixture," Ms Greenwood said.



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