AFL player Adam Goodes will return to training this week.
AFL player Adam Goodes will return to training this week. Tony Martin

Some Goodes news: Adam returning to training

AFTER a massive show of support over the past week, Adam Goodes has decided to return to training with the Sydney Swans. 

At a press conference on Monday afternoon Swans coach John Longmire said Goodes has decided to return to training on Tuesday and should be ready to take on Geelong at Simonds Stadium on Saturday.

"He sounded really good yesterday and in a good frame of mind to come back to training," said Longmire.

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Goodes rang senior coach John Longmire on Sunday afternoon to tell him of his decision to come back to the club and resume his stellar career against the Cats.

There were fears that the dual Brownlow medallist might walk away from the game after taking extended leave after being the subject of persistent booing in recent weeks.

Goodes, who has become an outspoken advocate for ending racial abuse in sport after admitting the booing had become too much.

"We as a football club are extremely grateful for the amount of support from the football community, whether they be coaches, club, players and supporters - it's been amazing," said Longmire.

"Adam wants to get back to training and playing, the things he really enjoys doing," said Longmire.

"Obviously he has played 18 years and he just wants to enjoy playing his footy again.

"He was humbled by the support he had over the weekend and he is grateful for the support from the football community.

"It was a special day on Saturday. Our club has appreciated all the support from our supporters, players and other codes."


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