SYDNEY premiership hero Tadhg Kennelly is the latest high-profile casualty of a football department cut.

The 2005 premiership defender remains stood down by the Swans ahead of the game's restart, along with opposition analyst and former teammate Stuart Maxfield. There are no guarantees for either of their futures.

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After leading the defence last year, Kennelly was this season charged with coaching the Swans' midfield alongside recently retired champion Jarrad McVeigh.

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The pair had immediate effect in round one with the Swans' midfield dominant in their three-point win over Adelaide, including a 46-25 clearance win against the Crows.

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McVeigh will now assume full responsibilities with assistance from ruck coach Dean Cox as part of the maximum of 25 football department staff permitted inside clubs.

Development coach Brett Kirk also remains with Steve Johnson (forwards) and John Blakey (defence).

"We have had to combine roles and look for efficiencies where we can find them to maximise the contribution of every role within the 25 head count," Swans head of football Charlie Gardiner said on Wednesday.

"That has also resulted in the stand-down period for 10 full-time staff being extended, while a large number of part-time and casual staff are not able to be re-engaged.

"The staff members not reinstated include assistant coach Tadhg Kennelly and two other Sydney Swans life members in opposition analyst Stuart Maxfield and NEAFL and Team Swans manager Craig Holden. 

"All have been wonderful servants of the club – we are feeling for them and their families.

"Unfortunately, we do not know what the future holds, as we continue to see the landscape change throughout this crisis. What we do know is the impact of these changes will be felt for some time to come."

Elsewhere, North Melbourne assistants Jared Rivers (defence) and Brendan Whitecross (forwards) remain stood down with responsibilities to be shared among the rest of the club's coaching staff.

Hawthorn development coach Brett Deledio is among those at Waverley Park without a job.

Last month Adelaide assistant Martin Mattner accepted compensation to depart the Crows immediately.