New Swan Districts coach says club has bright future

New Swan Districts coach says club has bright future

NEWLY signed Swan Districts Football Club league coach Adam Pickering says the club has a bright future ahead, with emerging talent coming through the ranks.|The former East Perth colts coach will start his first senior role on November 1 after coaching the Royals for the past two seasons.

He will take over from outgoing coach Greg Harding, who resigned this season after seven seasons in charge.

Pickering said he always thought Swans would be a good club to go to.

“From an outsider looking in for the last 14 years that I have been in Perth, it is a really proud and traditional-type club,” he said.

“My first goal is to build relationships with all the players and get to know them and get to know what makes them tick, not just on field but off field as well.

“I want to set some standards amongst the group as well in what we want to achieve together and work towards it.”

Pickering said the future was bright and he aimed to lead the side to deeper finishes in finals.

“They are in a really good position – three grades made the finals,” he said.

“The experience those guys have had now playing finals, especially a couple of the younger guys who have not played a lot of footy, will hold us in good stead.

“The main thing is developing individuals for me as a coach; is making sure each player, whether it is Tony Notte or Taryce Stewart, that they are all improving.”

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