THE SYDNEY Swans are coming to the coast in December and there will be plenty of chances for the footy loving public of Bellingen Shire to get up close and personal with the team.
The Swans will be in Coffs Harbour from Monday to Wednesday, December 9-11, and will hold a kids clinic, coach education workshop, and two open training sessions. The team will also be involved in a bushfire appeal and the opening of a new sports faculty.
A highlight of the visit is sure to be the kids clinic, which will see the players run a skills session, sign autographs and encourage the youngsters to register for footy. The kids clinic will be held on the Monday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Fitzroy Oval and is open to all boys and girls aged five to 15.
In conjunction with the clinic will be an opportunity for local footy coaches to come along and learn from members of the Swans coaching staff. The coach workshop will also be at Fitzroy Oval on December 9 between 5.30pm and 6pm.
The open training sessions will be a great chance for fans to watch the team as they're put through their paces, to get a gauge on form lines for 2020 and to see the established superstars and new recruits for the first time. Open training sessions will be held at Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park from 8.30am to 10.30am on both Monday and Wednesday, December 9 and 11.
Monday, December 9
8.30am: open training session, Coffs Coast Sports and Leisure Park (field one)
4.30pm-6.30pm: Kids clinic, Fitzroy Oval
5.30pm-6pm: Coach workshop, Fitzroy Oval
Tuesday, December 10
9am-noon: bushfire appeal, opening of sports faculty, other community-engagement activities
Wednesday, December 11
8.30am: open training session, Coffs Coast Sports and Leisure Park (field one).