Sydney Swans fired up to paint Coffs Harbour red and white

Coffs Harbour City

City of Coffs Harbour is excited to welcome the Sydney Swans men’s AFL team back to the Coffs Coast from January 28-31 for a pre-season training and community camp.

While sounds of summer like the thwack of balls on tennis rackets and cricket bats ring the air, the mighty Swans are well into preparations for the 2024 season.

“We are proud of our long-standing relationship with the Sydney Swans,” City of Coffs Harbour Mayor Cr Paul Amos said.

“Last year we were delighted to host the AFL women’s team for their team camp, and the QBE Sydney Swans Academy for the Super 24 Series.

“We can now look forward to seeing the men’s team in action as they prepare for season 2024.”

While on the Coffs Coast, the Swans will take part in community and leadership activities.

Activities will include a kids’ super clinic and signing session at C.ex Coffs International Stadium and a special ‘football focussed’ storytime at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Yarrila Place, on Monday, 29 January.

Storytime is an interactive program for children aged two to five years of age – where tales, songs and activities encourage exploration and imagination.

“We are so very fortunate to have some wonderful colleagues at the City of Coffs Harbour who have helped us bring this to life,” Sydney Swans Executive GM Football – AFL, Leon Cameron said.

“Pre-season camps are a great chance for our team to bond and learn in a different environment, and I couldn’t think of a better place for us to be heading than Coffs Harbour.”

The Sydney Swans community camp will culminate with an intensive training and match practice session at the International Stadium on the morning of Wednesday 31 January.

The Sydney Swans season will start in the opening round on 7 March against Melbourne at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a match marking the Swans’ 150th birthday celebrations in Sydney.

To register for the kids’ super clinic visit here, and for the storytime sign up here.

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