AFL superstars like Kurt Tippett and his Sydney Swans teammates will be returning to C.ex Coffs International Stadium for another Coffs Harbour pre-season training camp. This one will be held a t the end of January.
AFL superstars like Kurt Tippett and his Sydney Swans teammates will be returning to C.ex Coffs International Stadium for another Coffs Harbour pre-season training camp. This one will be held a t the end of January. Rob Wright

Swans pre-season camp in Coffs a win for city

THEY usually fly south for summer, but the Sydney Swans are once again heading our way in January.

In another feather in the city's cap as a sporting mecca, the team will arrive on January 28 for a four-day training camp at C.ex Coffs International Stadium. While they are here they will also attend a Chamber of Commerce breakfast and host a free AFL superclinic for kids.

Swans coach John Longmire said the club was looking forward to getting back to Coffs.

"The whole team really enjoyed getting away to Coffs Harbour for four days earlier this year and we're excited we'll be returning again in January," Longmire said.

"Like the one earlier this year, the camp will be a great opportunity for the players and coaches to train in a different environment and at a first-class facility.

"With the 2014 premiership season not that far way, the camp will once again form an important part of our pre-season training program.

"The club has a strong connection with the Coffs Harbour community, with a number of players visiting during the annual AFL Community Camps, and the city is also home to a branch of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy."