Here are some frequently asked questions which may solve any questions you have about this website.

  1. What Is Swooper Coach?
    Swooper Coach is the result of over 40 years of experience of the VFL/AFL legend John Northey.Over this time, John has gathered volumes of data and proven strategies on the game of Australian Rules Football which he has now decided to share with the rest of the world.We are aiming to ensure this information is not lost and is available to everyone anywhere via the Internet instead of on CD Rom and other mediums.
  2. Why does it cost money to join?
    To operate this site costs money and to continue to update and provide you with more updates requires significant investment of time from John and his “Web Guy” – we believe our price is reasonable and the information we are offering is unmatched by other sites online – many of whom just stole from John in the first place!
  3. Can I provide a drill or theory topic for the website?
    Yes! We’d love to hear from you – just fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.
  4. Who the hell is John Northey?
    Shame on you! John “Swooper” Northey (born 29 June 1943) is a former Australian rules football player and coach. He played from 1963 to 1970 with the Richmond Football Club. A Derrinallum recruit, Northey was a dual premiership player with Richmond, winning flags in 1967 and 1969. He is better known however as a coach.  Or you could just read his Wiki
  5. I signed up but did not get my username or password?
    The joys of technology.. but either way we can help.  Just email us straight away at info@swoopercoach.com.au and we’ll send it over to you manually or via fax, post, telephone – whatever is easiest for you!
  6. I can’t see some of the animated drills?
    Depending on the drill you may need Adobe Flash Player. We recognise this is an issue for certain mobile devices and will ensure our newest material is mobile responsive and will update our older material over time. If members are still having issues even with Adobe Flash installed please let us know.

What is Swooper Coach?

Swoopercoach is an online learning centre for coaches and players to Commonsense Coaching created and managed by John “Swooper” Northey & his expert coaching team.

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