ETC hosts the Sydney Swans for lunch

Coffs Harbour businesses were given an opportunity to get to know some the State’s best AFL players and legends this week thanks to Coffs Harbour City Council.

The Sydney Swans players took time out from their busy pre-season training camp to meet with local businesses at the ETC BusinessLeaders lunch at C.ex Coffs on Thursday 5 February.

Sydney Swans Senior Coach John Longmire took the stage covering a presentation on how to create a winning culture in your business, personal life or sporting team.

“The key to sustained success is having a good road map. You need to know where you want to go and the steps to take to get there,” Mr Longmire said.

“Also critical to sustained success is having the right culture, teamwork and motivation.”

Following his presentation, the 9 Swans players in attendance were called to the stage along with General Manager of Football Tom Harley. The players answered endless questions and provided honest insights into their lives as part of a Q&A panel facilitated by Coffs Coast Advocate’s Brad Greenshields.

Being Australian of the Year was a hot topic for Adam Goodes, while Kurt Tippett shared his goals for the season. Rhyce Shaw discussed his decision to play on again in 2015. Luke Parker talked about winning the best and fairest at 21. Kieran Jack proudly spoke about his rookie brother Brandon, and Jarrad McVeigh shared his point of view as a co-captain.

Thanks to the Sydney Swans, Coffs Coast Travel and Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, members of the audience took part in a handball challenge on stage to win tickets, flights and accommodation for the Swan’s first home game of the season.

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