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Swans spread wings across New South Wales

Jarrad McVeigh, Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker and Nick Smith with students at the Paul Kelly Cup in Coffs Harbour.

The Sydney Swans will visit metropolitan and regional towns right across New South Wales as part of the 2018 Australia Post AFL Community Camps.

Players will visit 10 locations across two days meeting locals and helping to develop stronger links between Australian Rules Football and the community.

The Swans will visit Terrigal, Newcastle, Port Macqurie, Wollongong, Bowral, Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and schools in Sydney during the camp.

Taking place on February 5-6 the camp will focus on engaging local kids in schools and grassroots football along with focusing on diversity and inclusion.

AFL General Manager Game Development, Andrew Dillon, said the AFL Community Camps are an essential part of the AFL calendar which recognizes the importance of grassroots football and the community in Australia’s game.

“The AFL Community Camps allow us to give back to the community for their love and support of our game,” Mr Dillon said.

“As a result of all the positivity surrounding the AFL Community Camps in the past, we’re excited to again have 18 clubs visit fans in all areas of Australia over the next few months.

“The AFL Community Camps are a great opportunity for fans to have access to their favourite players, regardless of how far they live.

During the 2017 AFL Community camps, 120,363 school students had visits from AFL players with 742 schools being visited. 6,070 children participated in AFL super clinics, 2,668 people were visited in aged care/hospitals and funds were raised through official functions to assist local junior community football programs.