TOP class AFL action will be returning to Coffs Harbour in February.
The AFL has released the fixture for it's 2017 pre-season matches and a match has been drawn to be played at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium.
The Sydney Swans will be returning to Coffs Harbour, this time to play against North Melbourne on the afternoon of Sunday, February 19.
Sydney Swans' CEO and managing director Andrew Ireland said the fixture is another win for Swans supporters in the region.
"It's great for Coffs Harbour to host a pre-season match and we're excited to be playing there, after the city hosted our past three pre-season camps," Mr Ireland said.
The match, which will be broadcast live across the country on Fox Sports, is a welcome return to the Stadium for top-level AFL which was last seen here in 2015 when a crowd of more than 4,000 watched the Swans take on the Brisbane Lions.
Daniel Heather, Coffs Harbour City Council's section leader for Stadium and Major Events said council's ongoing partnership with the Sydney Swans was a great help in securing the highly sought-after event.
"Our relationship with the Sydney Swans really helped us get over the line as the club has been very open about how much they value their time here in Coffs Harbour," Mr Heather said.
The Sydney Swans have also confirmed that they will again be running their pre-season camp in Coffs Harbour following their JLT Community Series match against the Kangaroos.
PREVIOUS COFFS HARBOUR MATCHES
2015 - Brisbane Lions 0.10.15 (75) def Sydney Swans 1.4.6 (39)
2011 - Sydney Swans 12.12 (84) def St Kilda 8.5 (53)
2003 - Carlton 12.7 (79) def Sydney Swans 5.9 (39)
1995 - Sydney Swans 11.19 (85) def Brisbane Bears 10.11 (71)