Sydney Swans great Michael O’Loughlin could return to the club in an official capacity, after nominating for Sydney’s Board.
Nominations for the position of Member-elect Director opened yesterday, with O’Loughlin confirming his intention to seek election.
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, the club’s former games record holder said he wants to contribute his football and business expertise to the club he loves.
“I’ve actually bled for the club. I’m a one-eyed Sydney Swans person, spent my whole adult life here,” O’Loughlin told SMH.
“As someone who knows the football club intimately from how the organisation is run, from not having facilities to no success to winning premierships and having sustained success with the people who have come in, that’s a big part of it.
“I also bring the business side of things. Owning a business, from a start up to where we are today as one of Australia’s biggest Indigenous businesses, I bring some value.
“I love the game; I love the football club. If you have enthusiasm, passion and a roll up your sleeves attitude, you can accomplish most things.”
Since retiring from football the 2005 premiership player has founded his own company, ARA Indigenous Services, which offers a range of industrial services from property services through to security, mechanical and electrical services.
He is also the co-founder of the GO Foundation with Swans legend Adam Goodes, which provides scholarships for Indigenous students to empower youth through education.
The Sydney Swans AGM will take place on Thursday, March 18 at 5:30pm via video conference.
Members wishing to attend the meeting should register with Company Secretary Drew Arthurson: email@example.com