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Longmire praises football community

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire has praised the football community for the respect and support shown for the Walsh family and Adelaide Football Club over the weekend.

7:39pm  Jul 6, 2015

Longmire: Adapting is key

Swans coach John Longmire says adapting to the ebbs and flows of modern-day football is the key to surviving taxing periods in the fixture.

4:45pm  Jul 6, 2015

Key quotes: John Longmire - July 7, 2015

Coach John Longmire addressed a number of key issues at his Monday afternoon press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash against Brisbane at the Gabba.

3:52pm  Jul 6, 2015


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The Academy was established in 2010 as part of a plan by the Sydney Swans to develop and draft home-grown talent into their playing ranks.

The Academy is also successfully growing the national talent pool for the AFL, and all clubs in the AFL competition have the opportunity to recruit graduates of the program.

The Academy identifies talented boys from the age of 11 years old, and nurtures them through a long-term elite development program under the guidance of expert coaches.

Each year, around 500 boys and young men aged between 11 and 19 years are involved in the program, which operates in Sydney and NSW regional centres.

Several former Academy members, including Brandon Jack, Lloyd Perris and Sam Naismith, have recently progressed to the senior ranks at the Sydney Swans. They join other senior Swans players who were born and raised in NSW, including current captains, Jarrad McVeigh and Kieren Jack, midfielder Craig Bird, defender Dane Rampe and key tall and dual premiership player, Lewis Roberts-Thomson.

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