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Swans arrive in Coffs Harbour

Swans Media - Tanya Paolucci  January 29, 2013 6:04 PM

SwansTV: Coffs Harbour - Day 1 Swans head coach John Longmire speaks to the media ahead of the first day in Coffs Harbour for our training camp

The Sydney Swans arrived in Coffs Harbour on Tuesday afternoon for the first day of a four-day training camp in the city.

The full Swans squad and coaching staff arrived to sunny and warm conditions in Coffs Harbour, which was hit by record rainfall only days earlier.

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire said he was pleased to see clear conditions on the ground in Coffs Harbour, and said there were no plans to modify the team’s training program for poor weather or conditions.

“There haven’t been any modifications as yet to the program, but we’re hopeful that the worst of the weather conditions have passed Coffs Harbour before we got there,” he said.

“Fingers crossed the next couple of days will provide some good weather so we can get in some good solid training sessions.”

The Swans will hit the track early tomorrow morning and will train on Coffs Harbour's BCU International Stadium.

Longmire said the team will have a restful night this evening before settling in for some solid training from tomorrow.

“The first day of Coffs really involves us getting up there and settling into our accommodation, getting used to the environment and then really having an early night because tomorrow morning we’re up nice and early and training at the local football ground, which we’re really looking forward to,” he said.

“The main objectives of the camp are to make sure we get a really good block of training into the players.

“Critically, we’re leading up to the season so we want to make sure we get a good three or four days training in."

The Swans will also be attending the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce breakfast during the week, as well as a series of community visits including a free football clinic for local kids.

Longmire said the Swans were keen to push their brand in the Coffs Harbour region and were looking forward to interacting with the local community.

“We also want to get out amongst the community and see the local business district and meet the local people at the school clinics and different things.” he said.