Swans Hire Kennelly As Assistant

Flag hero to oversee defence

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Sydney have finalised their coaching panel by hiring premiership hero Tadhg Kennelly as an assistant coach for next season.

Kennelly, who played 197 games for the Swans across 10 seasons, guided the club’s NEAFL side to a grand final this year as well as serving as a development coach. He will now oversee the Swans’ defence.

Meanwhile, former Sydney player Lloyd Perris will fill the development role vacated by Kennelly.

Sydney football head Charlie Gardiner said the club was excited about its coaching group for next year.

“We saw the huge contribution our new coaches had in season 2018 and we look forward to seeing the impact that Tadhg and Lloyd will have on the group in 2019 and beyond,” Gardiner said.

“Tadhg is not only a great coach but a terrific person to have around the club, and he will be a great addition to our assistant coaching group.”