5 Aug 2015

Goodes returns to training

11:54 am on 5 August 2015

Australian Rules star Adam Goodes has returned to Sydney Swans training after taking time off following continued booing from opposition supporters.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott (left) presents Adam Goodes with the Australian of the Year Award.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott (left) presents Adam Goodes with the Australian of the Year Award. Photo: AAP

Swans coach John Longmire said Goodes was overwhelmed with the support he received across the nation last weekend.

Players and fans from all football codes showed support for Goodes, who stood down from his team's match against Adelaide on Saturday.

Longmire said Goodes will play against Geelong this Saturday if he feels he is right to play both physically and mentally.

"Adam just wants to get on with the footy side of things, the playing side of things," Longmire said.

"He's been away with the family, so he was just taking some time off."

"He was incredibly humbled by the support he received over the weekend."

The AFL community united in its support for Adam Goodes with a slew of on- and off-field gestures in round 18.

"I don't think he had intentions to watch the (Swans) game, but he ended up watching the final three quarters and couldn't believe the amount of support that he had."

That means Goodes would have seen the entire SCG crowd stand for a minute of applause in the seventh minute of the third quarter - recognising Goodes's guernsey number 37.

It was one of many displays of solidarity over the weekend, including indigenous players Lewis Jetta, Jeff Garlett and Danyle Pearce breaking out dances similar to Goodes's now infamous move against Carlton in May.

Saturday's clash at Kardinia Park will be the Swans' first away game since the booing controversy reached fever pitch last week.

Amid the furore, the Cats contacted Sydney and called for its fans to act respectfully towards the two-time Brownlow medallist.