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2016 coaching structure update

Sydney Swans Media  October 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Longmire on coaching structure Coach John Longmire talks fans through the coaching structure for the 2016 season.
John Blakey has been promoted to the role of Coaching Director / Head of Development.

John Blakey has been promoted to the role of Coaching Director / Head of Development.

The Sydney Swans have finalised its coaching structure for the 2016 season.

John Blakey has been promoted to the newly formed role Coaching Director / Head of Development.

Stuart Dew will continue in the Senior Assistant position as will Josh Francou as Stoppage Coach.

Henry Playfair has moved from the Forwards Coach to become the Defensive Coach.

Newly appointed assistant coach Brett Kirk will take over as Forwards Coach whilst recently retired Rhyce Shaw will coach the Swans NEAFL team with the support of Development Coach Nick Davis.

Jared Crouch will move to the QBE Sydney Swans Academy as the Academy Coaching Director.

2016 Coaching Structure
Senior Coach - John Longmire
Senior Asistant/Midfield Coach - Stuart Dew
Stoppage Coach - Josh Francou
Forwards Coach - Brett Kirk
Defensive Coach - Henry Playfair
Coaching Director/Head of Development - John Blakey
Development Coach - Nick Davis
Reserves Coach - Rhyce Shaw
Academy Coaching Director - Jared Crouch

Hear from coach John Longmire discussing the new coaching structure above in an interview with SwansTV.