Sydney Swans great Tadhg Kennelly was appointed as the new Head Coach of the GIANTS Academy following the 2022 season.

Kennelly played 197 games for the Swans over 10 seasons in the red and white, including the 2005 premiership.

Since his retirement at the end of the 2011 season, Kennelly worked with the AFL identifying international talent and working as an Assistant Coach in the AFL Academy before joining AFL NSW/ACT as the State Head Coach.

Kennelly returned to the Swans as a Development Coach for season 2018, before stepping into the role of Defence Coach until 2020.