CO-COACHES: DANIEL BURNESS & EAMON REEVES
2016 FINISH: FOURTH (10–8)
2016 BEST-AND-FAIREST: EAMON REEVES
2016 LEADING GOAL-KICKER: CALLUM WILSON (79)
GROUND: KATUNGA RECREATION RESERVE
Katunga co-coaches Daniel Burness and Eamon Reeves aim for continued improvement in 2017.
The Swans finished fourth last year and will be looking to iron out some inconsistencies, with ex-AFL footballer Callum Wilson and Jake Hodgkin set for big seasons.
According to o-coach Daniel Burness, Wilson and Hodgkin have thoroughly impressed during summer.
“Wilson looks a lot fitter, a lot stronger and I think from his point of view there is big improvement from him, while Hodgkin has lost 15–20 kg and stripped right down so he has without a doubt been the most impressive standout on the track,” Burness said.
“Overall our preseason has been really good.” Daniel Waterman joins the Swans from Melbourne and the commanding full back will be looking to lock down on some of the competition’s most dominant forwards.
“He is a great pick-up, he is a bigger-bodied player and a really strong defender,” Burness said. It’ll be Burness’ fifth year at the club and his second stint as coach, after taking the reins in his first two years before giving them up.
“It is good to be back coaching, and to do it alongside Reeves will be super,” Burness said.
Together the co-coaches are aiming for finals football and duo believes anything is possible once you get there.
“Hopefully we can be in the mix. Once you make finals in this league anything can happen,” Burness said.
IN: Daniel Waterman (Melbourne),
Blade Larkins (Yarroweyah)
OUT: Michael Griffiths (Northern Territory), Ethan Hodgkin (Mooroopna)