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Swans focussed on season opener

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire concedes he's facing "unique circumstances" with enormous uncertainty over the Essendon team that will turn up for Saturday’s clash against his side.

5:02pm  Mar 30, 2015

McGlynn ruled out of season opener

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire has ruled out Ben McGlynn for Saturday’s season opener against Essendon.

3:26pm  Mar 30, 2015

In the Blood - Catherine Cox

Catherine Cox is the next in our line of In the Blood series profiling the club's ambassadors.

12:17pm  Mar 30, 2015

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SwansTV - John Longmire Interview

2:30pm  Mar 30, 2015

SwansTV - Dean Towers Interview

10:47am  Mar 30, 2015

SwansTV - 5 Days To Go

9:56am  Mar 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 Marty Mattner.

John Longmire - Senior Coach

After taking over from Paul Roos as senior coach at the end of the 2010 season, John Longmire 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


Marty Mattner - Assistant Midfield Coach

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