The Sydney Swans will be returning to Coffs Harbour on February 2 for a four day pre-season training camp.
The Sydney Swans will be returning to Coffs Harbour on February 2 for a four day pre-season training camp. Robin Wright

Swans returning to second home for another pre-season camp

FOR the third year in a row, the Sydney Swans will be travelling to Coffs Harbour for a pre-season training camp.

The 2014 grand finalists will arrive in Coffs Harbour on Tuesday, February 3 and will have two open training sessions at the first-class facilities at C.ex Coffs International Stadium.

While in town, Swans players will also host an AFL Superclinic for the local kids, head out to schools in the area, attend an ETC Business Leaders Luncheon, play a round of golf at Bonville Golf Resort, run a training session for the QBE Swans Academy and even swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Marine Magic.

Swans coach John Longmire said the team is looking forward to returning to Coffs Harbour.

"The Coffs Harbour training camp is always a great way to mix up pre-season training and a great opportunity to get away from Sydney as a group for a few days," Longmire said.

"The players and coaches always enjoy the trip up there and are looking forward to returning in early February."

On Thursday, February 5 at 4pm, the Swans will host an AFL Superclinic at C.ex Coffs International Stadium.

The Superclinic will be a great opportunity for local kids to meet their favourite players, grab some autographs and photos as well as learn a few tricks with the footy.

The Superclinic is free, however, online registrations are essential. Registrations close Thursday, January 29 or until capacity is reached.

With two open training sessions and the kids AFL Superclinic, this is a great chance to see the Swans in action prior to the team returning to Coffs Harbour on March 6 for the NAB Challenge match against the Brisbane Lions.

Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight, said the city is looking forward to hosting the Swans again.

"It's great to have the Sydney Swans back in town. The players and staff have become regular visitors to Coffs in the last few years and have developed a great relationship with the whole local community, not just AFL fans," Cr Knight said.

"This year's training camp has, yet again, lots of opportunities for fans to see the team training and the kids' clinic will give junior players a chance to play with, and get tips, straight from their heroes. We're looking forward to welcoming them back."