Adam Goodes is heading back to footy, ending retirement rumours

Adam Goodes. Photo: Getty Images

Adam Goodes is ready and raring to go, telling coach John Longmire he wants be part of Saturday night’s clash against Geelong.

“I spoke to Adam late yesterday afternoon, and he’s intending to come to training tomorrow and train, and be available for selection this week,” Longmire said on Monday afternoon.

“Obviously he has played 18 years and he just wants to enjoy playing his footy again. He sounded really good yesterday and in a good frame of mind to come back to training.”

Goodes took leave last week following repeated booing at matches, missing Saturday’s win over Adelaide, amid speculation he may retire immediately.

Tens of thousands of fans turned out in support of Goodes at the SCG match, while AFL players across the country wore 37 – the Swans star’s jersey number – on their arms in a sign of solidarity.

“He was humbled by the support he had over the weekend and he is grateful for the support from the football community,” Longmire said

“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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