The Sydney Swans are set to ramp up their support of those affected by the devastating bushfires when they take part in the annual AFL Community Camp this week.
The entire squad will be divided between the South Coast, the Illawarra, the Southern Highlands, Port Macquarie, the Hunter Valley and the Central Coast on Tuesday and Wednesday to assist in bushfire-recovery efforts, run footy clinics and visit schools.
The club made a special request to assist in these specific regions after the devastating bushfires struck these NSW areas.
The playing group has already raised more than $13,000 for bushfire relief through a GoFundMe page, while the club has also made a $50,000 commitment to an AFL-wide Community Relief Fund.
The club also set up a Foodbank collection point to gather food and non-perishable goods for those in need throughout the state.
Meanwhile, coach John Longmire has been named to lead the All Stars in the upcoming State of Origin match for bushfire relief, while Callum Mills, Jake Lloyd and Tom Papley have all been selected for the Marvel Stadium clash on Friday, February 28.
Sydney assistant coach Dean Cox has also been named on a panel of coaches set to support Longmire.
Check out below the club’s plan for this week's Community Camp.
- Community Clinic, Tuesday, February 18, Hanging Rock Oval, 5pm
- Community Clinic, Tuesday, February 18, Gundary Oval Moruya, 4:45pm
- Community Clinic, Tuesday, February 18, Ulladulla Sportspark, 4:30pm
- Community Meet and Greet, Tuesday, February 18, Mollymook Golf Club, 7pm
- Community Meet and Greet, Tuesday, February 18, Hanging Rock Reception Centre, 6pm
Illawarra and Southern Highlands
- Southern Highlands Season Launch, Welby Oval, Welby, Tuesday, February 18, 4pm
- AFL South Coast, Auskick and Juniors Season Launch, North Dalton Park, Tuesday, February 18, 4pm
- Kempsey Club Visit, Jim Stirling Oval, Kempsey, Tuesday, February 18, 4pm
- Mustangs Club Visit, Johnny Martin Oval, Taree, Tuesday, February 18, 5pm
- Port Macquarie and Camden Haven Community Club Visit, Wednesday, February 19, 3:30pm
- Community Meet and Greet, Tuesday, February 18, Bateau Bay Sports Complex, 3:30pm
- Community Meet and Greet, Tuesday, February 18, Tulkaba Oval, Teralba, 5:15pm
- Community Meet and Greet, Tuesday February 18, Bill Elliott Oval, Maryland, 6:30pm
- Community Meet and Greet, Tuesday, February 18, Northlakes Oval, San Remo, 6:30pm
- Community Meet and Greet, Wednesday, February 19, Adcock Park Gosford, 3:30pm