Tom Harley has joined the Sydney Swans as the club’s new General Manager of Football.
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The Sydney Swans have announced Geelong two-time premiership winner Tom Harley as its new General Manager of Football, replacing Dean Moore who has decided to step down after five years in the role.
Since retiring from AFL football at the end of the 2009 season, Harley has held roles as AFL NSW/ACT, as well as being part of Channel Seven’s AFL coverage.
Swans chief executive Andrew Ireland said Harley was an exciting appointment for the club.
“Tom is a highly regarded person who comes to us with great football experience,” Ireland said.
“He was part of a great club in Geelong throughout a very successful era and was one of the most respected leaders in the game.
“We have worked closely together while he was at AFL NSW/ACT and I think he is a great appointment to what is a very challenging role.
“Through his role with AFL NSW/ACT, Tom has played a leading role in the development of the code here in Sydney.”
The outgoing Moore told the club’s website that it was the right time to step aside.
“This is something that has been in the planning for some time, and while it is disappointing to bow out after Saturday’s match, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the role,” Moore said.
“I love this club and it has been an enormous privilege to part of the football department.
“I have worked with some wonderful people here at the Swans and I look forward to staying involved.”