SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Ryan O'Keefe of the Swans walks form the ground injured after the AFL First Semi Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Carlton Blues at ANZ Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Former Swans star to coach Adelaide’s SANFL side

Former Sydney premiership player Ryan O’Keefe has been appointed the Adelaide Crows’ SANFL coach for season 2017.

O’Keefe joined the club as a development coach in 2015 and has spent two seasosn mentoring the side’s midfielders.

“I’m honoured to be the Club’s new SANFL coach and excited to take on a new challenge,” O’Keefe said.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the great group of coaches we already have and helping the players get the best out of themselves.”

The 35-year-old played 286 games for the Swans and kicked 261 goals in a career which including two premierships, an All-Australia, a club best and fairest and a Norm Smith medal.