The Sydney Swans confirmed today that Tim Worner has resigned as a Director of the Club.

Worner, who had voluntarily stood aside from his Director duties since the beginning of the year, had been a member of the Board since February 2016.

Sydney Swans Chairman Andrew Pridham said Worner made a valuable contribution to the Club.

“Tim has been an excellent Director and made a significant contribution to our football club in a short period of time,” Pridham said.

“However, Tim is obviously going through a very difficult period.

“We understand his decision to step down to avoid further distraction for the Club and to enable him to devote 100 per cent of his efforts to his professional and personal responsibilities.

“We thank him for his contribution and wish him the very best for the future.”