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Brett Kirk

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One of the most loyal and courageous players to have pulled on the red and white, Brett Kirk returned to Sydney following a coaching stint in Western Australia to take control of the club's forward line for the 2016 season.

He held the position for two full seasons as he helped mould the likes of Lance Franklin, Sam Reid, Isaac Heeney and Tom Papley into a powerful forward-line unit.

Originally recruited from Albury, the former captain and recipient of two Bob Skilton Medals (2005, 2007) played 241 games over 11 decorated seasons with the Swans.

He was an integral part of the Swans' march to the 2005 premiership, being chosen as one of six captains who shared the leadership and responsibility following the forced retirement of Stuart Maxfield that season.

He then led the club as co-captain for a further four seasons (2006-07, 2009-10) before retiring in his final year as skipper.

Kirk dipped his toe in the media before spending three seasons with Fremantle as an assistant coach, during which time the Dockers contested three finals series and squared off in the club’s first Grand Final in 2013.