SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02: Adam Goodes of the Swans celebrates kicking a goal during the round 14 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Port Adelaide Power at SCG on July 2, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire said the club is always open to Swans great Adam Goodes, who remains a key part of the Bloods' legacy in the Harbour City.

In a heartening moment, Goodes took part in a lap of honour before the Swans' clash against Gold Coast last Saturday at SCG in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the club's 2012 premiership.

Longmire said he was happy to see Goodes back at the footy, with the dual Brownlow Medallist making a rare AFL appearance since being booed out of the league.

"We speak to Adam a fair bit, it was more about from a public perspective coming to the game," Longmire told media on Tuesday.

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"We've got a good relationship with Adam, so it was great to see him at the footy, good to see him with his mates.

"He'll come to the footy when he wants to come to the footy. He's got a lot going on in his life at the moment, he's got a couple of little kids and he's enjoying that.

"He had a great time with the boys on the weekend which was great to see. We're really fortunate there's a lot (of premiership players) still in Sydney, and there's a lot we haven't seen for quite a few years.

"It was great to catch up, although it would have been good to have a really strong game and finish off on a better note than what we did [losing to the Suns]."

Since his retirement, the 2014 Australian of the Year has repeatedly rejected invitations from the league to attend AFL functions, including the Brownlow Medal, as well as previously turning down the offer to be inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame.