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Franklin ready to return

A “hungry” Lance Franklin is looking forward to joining teammates for the first time since taking time away from football to deal with a mental health issue.

5:23pm  Nov 30, 2015

Persistence pays off for Dawson

Jordan Dawson summed up the thoughts of almost every potential draftee following his selection in last week’s National Draft.

3:11pm  Nov 30, 2015

NASCA Students get unique Swans experience

35 students from remote communities in the Northern Territory were welcomed to Sydney Swans HQ last week as part of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy’s CareerFit program.

9:11am  Nov 30, 2015

Sydney Swans Coaching Staff

The Sydney Swans are coached by former North Melbourne star full-forward, John Longmire. After serving a long apprenticeship under premiership coach Paul Roos, Longmire took the reigns at the Swans in 2011, guiding the club to a semi-final appearance in his first season as a senior coach, a premiership in just his second year, and a preliminary final with an injury-riddled team in 2013.

Longmire is joined in the coaches box each week by his assistants, consisting of John Blakey, Stuart Dew, Henry Playfair and Josh Francou.

John Longmire - Senior Coach

John Longmire took over the reigns as coach at the end of 2010 and guided his new-look Sydney Swans side to the 2012 premiership in just his second year as a senior AFL coach...more

John Blakey - Defence

The former long-serving Fitzroy and North Melbourne midfielder has been a Swans assistant since 2006... more

Henry Playfair - Forwards

After his playing career was cut short due to injury, Playfair became a Swans assistant coach in 2012... more

Jared Crouch - Development

Coach of the Swans Reserves after a long and celebrated 223-game playing career at the club... more


Stuart Dew - Strategy and Midfield

A premiership player with both Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, Dew has been a Swans assistant since 2010... more


A star with Port Adelaide, Francou has been with the Swans since 2011...more

Marty Mattner - Development

A 2012 premiership player with the Sydney Swans, Mattner will head to the coaches box in 2013...more