Outgoing Griffith president Jeff Harris is confident the Swans are well-positioned for a bright future after stepping down following nine years in the job.
The reign of the Riverina League's longest-serving current club president came to an end at Griffith's annual general meeting last week.
Former junior club president Paul Rogerson has stepped into the top job but Harris won't be lost to the Swans after deciding to stay on the committee and accepting the treasurer's role.
While he narrowly missed out on senior premiership success with two grand final defeats during his tenure, Harris was in the president's chair as Griffith strengthened their position as one of the biggest clubs in the competition.
Harris believes it benefits all parties for a change at the top.
"I think it's good to share it around a bit," Harris said.
"I've taken a seat at the Office Choice national board and with two young kids at home, it's a good time to lighten the workload and let someone else step in and reinvigorate it.
"There is good people who have taken seats and they will put their own spin on it and take the club to another level again."
Harris enjoyed his time as president.
"Like most people, I've got more out of it than I've put in," he said.
"I've learnt a lot over time and I really enjoy the footy and netball club environment, the social aspect and the culture. It's been a very rewarding job."
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The Swans player numbers have grown from 350 to about 750 across football and netball, in juniors and seniors, during that time.
The club has been a force, particularly, in reserve grade and under 17 football in recent times and are undergoing a rebuild in seniors where the focus has shifted back to locals and club juniors.
"I was lucky, I inherited a great junior program and we've seen great growth and are starting to see the rewards of that in our seniors," Harris said.
"Our focus is on locals and blooding those juniors into the senior group now."
Rogerson, in that regard, is the perfect man to take over from Harris given he has overseen the junior club for the past five years.
He paid tribute to Harris' work and said it was exciting times moving forward at Griffith.
"I'm hoping to carry on from Jeff's good work," Rogerson said.
"The club is still focused on young, local talent and filling the first grade side up with that. Having been across the juniors, it's going to be good as senior president to watch them progress into the senior teams.
"It is quite a new committee so it will be nice to have some new energy on the committee but we also want to recognise the amazing work done by Jeff over the last nine years, he's laid the base for the club and I'm looking forward to providing some vigor into the place."
Griffith has also appointed club legend Mick Duncan as reserve grade coach for next year.
His appointment means the Swans have three life members leading their three football teams in 2022 with Greg Dreyer in charge of first grade and Jamie Bennett coaching under 17s.
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