Champion Sydney Swan Brett Kirk is returning to the AFL club as a member of their coaching panel for 2016.
Kirk spent the past three years as an assistant coach at Fremantle Dockers, who won this season’s minor premiership and went within a game of the grand final, losing against Hawthorn in the prelim on Friday night.
Kirk started his playing career at the Swans in 1999 and went on to co-captain the club from 2006 until 2010, the year in which he retired.
Sydney’s general manager of football Tom Harley said the Swans are confident Kirk will be a valuable addition to their coaching group.
“Brett is a quality person and his impact as a leader during his playing career at the Swans is well known,” Harley said.
“We are still finalising our football department structure for 2016 and we will be able to communicate the specifics of Brett’s role, along with any other changes, once that process is completed in the coming weeks.”