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Goodes enjoying retirement

Sydney Swans Media  November 8, 2017 10:34 AM

AFL 2016 Rd 10 - Sydney v North Melbourne

Adam Goodes and Lance Franklin embrace following a Marn Grook at the SCG match.

Sydney Swans great Adam Goodes is enjoying his time in retirement as he continues working with young indigenous talent playing AFL in New South Wales.

The dual Brownlow Medal winner called time on his decorated career at the end of the 2015 season after two premierships spanning 372 games for the Swans.

Goodes has taken up a number of ambassadorial roles away from football since his retirement spending a lot of his time working with the GO Foundation, a charity he founded with best friend Michael O’Loughlin.

After the grind of 18 seasons at the elite level it has been a nice change of pace for the champion Swan who is currently riding around Tasmania for charity.

“It is nice, I get to a couple of games of footy a year and it is nice to not have to focus on that and have it a part of my life as hectic as it was for 18 years,” Goodes told SEN Breakfast earlier this week.

The 37-year-old is still involved in football and plays a key role in the development of indigenous youth in the AFL in New South Wales.

 “I have a talent program that I run with AFL NSW so we just had 43 indigenous boys from all across NSW at the camp for three days in Sydney,” he said.

“I will then pick a 22-boy squad that will represent me at the Kickstart championships this year.

“I like to think that is enough for me at this stage in terms of footy involvement as I have had that talent program up and running for about four years now.”

Goodes said he still enjoyed heading along to a few Swans matches throughout the season and continued to keep up to date on how the team was tracking.

Listen to the full interview on SEN Radio below.