SWAN Districts has set about rebuilding its list in the off-season under strength and conditioning coach Peter Harrison.
Harrison was promoted from assistant to the head role at the end of Swans’ disappointing 2016 season.
League coach Greg Harding praised Harrison, a former sports coach at Guildford Grammar, in his blog.
“It’s been flat out here at the Swans since the season ended,” Harding said.
“Given the disappointing win-loss record and a long injury list that still lingered at year’s end, we’ve had plenty to keep us busy.
“Pete Harrison has taken over our strength and conditioning and has been doing a great job getting players up and running.”
Harding said Jason Daniels was coming along well after a knee reconstruction and Jarred Blight was improving after surgery to his broken leg.
“Many of the youngsters had very little time off and went straight into the gym, and the physical development of Lindsay Murray, Jesse Turner, Jake Nuich, Troy Yukich and a heap of others has been significant,” Harding said.
“That added size and strength will hold them in great stead for the season ahead.”
He said the club had secured talented forward Brayden Nobel from Trinity Aquinas.
“We have a high opinion of this young player,” Harding said.
“Talented teenager Levi Ridley has also returned to the fold after taking some time away from the game and with a full pre-season, he’ll be pushing for senior selection I’m sure.”