Young Swans have their chance to impress in Coffs Harbour

The Swans have released their 29 player squad for their their upcoming JLT community match against North Melbourne, to be played in Coffs Harbour on Saturday.

New Swans captain Josh Kennedy has been named to lead his club for the first time, and will be joined by experienced teammates such as Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery, Nick Smith, Kurt Tippett and Sam Reid, lining up for his first senior game in more than a year.

A perfect mix of youth and experienced heads have been named, with Swans first round pick Oliver Florent joining 5 other first-year players, Darcy Cameron, Sam Fisher, Jack Maibaum, Robbie Fox and Ben Ronke. Former Giant and Bomber Shaun Edwards has also been named.

The future of the Swans will be on show, with young guns Isaac Heeney, Callum Mills and Zak Jones playing, as well as up-and-comers like George Hewett, Dan Robinson and elevated rookie Nic Newman. Irish rookie Colin O'Riordan is set to make his pre-season debut. The 21 year old arrived in Sydney last year as an international Category B Rookie and starred his his first season of football, to earn a spot in last years NEAFL Team of the Year.

The squad will be whittled down to 26 players an hour & half before the game. The full list is as follows:

17. Darcy Cameron
7. Harry Cunningham
19. Shaun Edwards
45. Sam Fisher
13. Oliver Florent
6. Jordan Foote
42. Robbie Fox
4. Dan Hannebery
5. Isaac Heeney
29. George Hewett
33. Brandon Jack
10. Zak Jones
12. Josh Kennedy
30. Tyrone Leonardis
44. Jake Lloyd
21. Jack Maibaum
31. Harry Marsh
43. Lewis Melican
14. Callum Mills
46. Sam Murray
28. Nic Newman
38. Colin O'Riordan
26. Luke Parker
20. Sam Reid
27. Dan Robinson
25. Ben Ronke
40. Nick Smith
32. Michael Talia
8. Kurt Tippett

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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