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Beginnings: 2012 - AFL Debut Season
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The Banner at the Inaugural GWS Game v Sydney Swans.

The club played its first game in the Australian Football League on 24 March 2012 at ANZ Stadium in the inaugural Sydney Derby against the Sydney Swans which they lost by 63 points. On 12 May 2012 the club recorded its first win, defeating the Gold Coast Suns in a Round 7 match by 13.16 (94) to 9.13 (67). The only other victory of the team's inaugural season was a 34 point win over Port Adelaide. Records:
  • * Highest score: Greater Western Sydney 16.11 (107) v Port Adelaide 10.13 (73), Round 19, 2012, Sydney Showground Stadium
  • * Lowest score: Greater Western Sydney 4.7 (31) v Hawthorn 28.25 (193), Round 15, 2012, Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • * Highest losing score: Greater Western Sydney 16.8 (104) v Gold Coast 21.22 (148), Round 5, 2013, Manuka Oval
  • * Lowest winning score: Greater Western Sydney 13.16 (94) v Gold Coast 9.13 (67), Round 7, 2012, Manuka Oval
  • * Greatest winning margin: 34 points – Greater Western Sydney 16.11 (107) v Port Adelaide 10.13 (73), Round 19, 2012, Sydney Showground Stadium
  • * Greatest losing margin: 162 points – Greater Western Sydney 4.7 (31) v Hawthorn 28.25 (193), Round 15, 2012, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
4 Greater Western Sydney 22 16 6 0 2380 1663 143.1 64

Griffen Moving on From a 'Tough Year'

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Ryan Griffen gets a handball away in round two, one of his three AFL games in 2017.

Veteran GIANTS midfielder Ryan Griffen can sum up his 2017 season with six simple words. 

“It has been a tough year,” he said.

After a solid pre-season the 31-year-old was sidelined with an ankle injury he suffered in the club’s round three win over North Melbourne in Hobart.

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It was an injury that was initially set to rule the 241-gamer out for 10 weeks, but turned into a season-ending injury.

“It’s probably been my toughest year to date,” Griffen said.

“To have a really good pre-season and to set yourself up for hopefully a good year and then to go down in round three was disappointing. 

“Then to get back to nearly playing again and to re-injure it the weekend before you’re meant to return was really flattening. 

“I’m trying to forget about...


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Round One Confirmed

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The GIANTS will open their 2018 campaign in the nation's capital as the round one fixture is announced.

One of the AFL’s hottest rivalries will continue in Canberra in round one next season when the GIANTS host the Western Bulldogs at UNSW Canberra Oval.

It’ll be the first time the GIANTS have opened their season at UNSW Canberra Oval which has become a happy hunting ground for the club.

Cheered on by sell out crowds in recent years, the GIANTS have won their last six games in the nation’s capital.

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The round one match will take place at 1.10pm on Sunday, March 25.

Canberra-based fans will have plenty of exciting action to attend early in the year with the Bulldogs clash coming just weeks after the JLT Community Series game against Collingwood (March 1) and an AFLW match, also against the Bulldogs, on March 10.

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AFL 9s Classic Returns to Sydney

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Grab a team and join in the fun at the national AFL 9s tournament in Sydney next month.

The AFL 9s Classic will return to Sydney this November at Queens Park.

Following the success of the inaugural competition in 2016, the round-robin tournament will host over 1000 people from around the country, as they face off in the AFL’s social version of the game.

Last year, over 80 teams competed for a share of $60,000 in prize money, with the major prize winners from a Sydney University based team taking home $10,000 for their efforts.

With competition categories such as schools, corporate, male, female and mixed – beginners to experienced – there is a chance for teams to come away with cash prizes, no matter their level of skill.

In 2017, players from the GIANTS were involved around the tournament including 2017 AFLW player, Ella Ross who joined a social team from her hometown of...


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Consistency Key for Callan Ward

Season Review: Callan Ward GIANTS co-captain Callan Ward reflects on 2017 a season that saw the GIANTS reach a second successive Preliminary Final.

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Callan Ward celebrates a goal during the GIANTS' semi final win over West Coast.

If the GIANTS want to improve on their preliminary final finish next season, they’ll need to be more consistent, according to co-captain Callan Ward.

The tough as nails on-baller, who finished runner up in the 2017 Kevin Sheedy Medal, said the GIANTS played patches of football that could see them beat the best but it was their failure to stand up when challenged that saw them fall short of a maiden Grand Final berth.

Ward said the biggest challenge now facing his side before the 2018 season was how to become more consistent and resilient.

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Indicative Draft Order after Trade Period

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Tim Taranto was the number two pick in last year's NAB AFL Draft.

Take a look at the picks the GIANTS will take to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday, November 24.

Below is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period. The GIANTS will hold picks 11, 27, 28, 57, 65, 89 and 107.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Indicative draft order


ROUND TWO
RICH 20. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap)
WCE 21. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap)
GEEL 22. Geelong (received from Carlton in 2016)
NMFC 23. North Melbourne
GEEL 24. Geelong (received...

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Indicative Draft Order after Trade Period

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Tim Taranto was the number two pick in last year's NAB AFL Draft.

Take a look at the picks the GIANTS will take to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday, November 24.

Below is the indicative order of selection for the 2017 NAB AFL Draft following the trade period. The GIANTS will hold picks 11, 27, 28, 57, 65, 89 and 107.

Rookie list promotions are included among the compulsory minimum of three selections that each club must have at the draft, but the names of these players will not be formally read out at the draft.

Each pick is given a points value as part of the AFL's bidding system for father-son and academy prospects.

Indicative draft order


ROUND TWO
RICH 20. Richmond (received from Brisbane Lions via pick swap)
WCE 21. West Coast (received from Gold Coast via pick swap)
GEEL 22. Geelong (received from Carlton in 2016)
NMFC 23. North Melbourne
GEEL 24. Geelong (received...

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The Master becomes the Teacher

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Retiring ruckman Shane Mumford doesn't think Dawson Simpson and Rory Lobb will be laughing after he gets his hands on them in his new role as the GIANTS' ruck coach.

Retiring ruckman Shane Mumford has issued former team mate Rory Lobb a warning - prepare yourself for your hardest pre-season yet.

While he’s retired after a decorated 172 game AFL career, Mumford won’t be lost to football with the 31-year old stepping into a part-time coaching role as ruck coach at the GIANTS. 

Lobb was selected to fill the number one ruck spot in the finals when Mumford was struck down by injury, and the retiring big man has thrown his full support behind the 206cm tall West Australian to lead the GIANTS in 2018.

“He’s been telling me all year that he’s been coming for the (number one ruck) spot so he’s finally got his wish,” Mumford said with a smirk.

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The Master becomes the Teacher

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Retiring ruckman Shane Mumford doesn't think Dawson Simpson and Rory Lobb will be laughing after he gets his hands on them in his new role as the GIANTS' ruck coach.

Retiring ruckman Shane Mumford has issued former team mate Rory Lobb a warning - prepare yourself for your hardest pre-season yet.

While he’s retired after a decorated 172 game AFL career, Mumford won’t be lost to football with the 31-year old stepping into a part-time coaching role as ruck coach at the GIANTS. 

Lobb was selected to fill the number one ruck spot in the finals when Mumford was struck down by injury, and the retiring big man has thrown his full support behind the 206cm tall West Australian to lead the GIANTS in 2018.

“He’s been telling me all year that he’s been coming for the (number one ruck) spot so he’s finally got his wish,” Mumford said with a smirk.

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Wilson Becomes a Docker

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Nathan Wilson has become a Docker.

The GIANTS have received a future second-round pick from Fremantle in exchange for defender Nathan Wilson.

The two clubs have also exchanged fourth round selections in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft with the GIANTS moving up from 71 to 57.

The 24-year-old was pre-listed by the GIANTS in 2010 as a 17-year-old access selection and debuted in round one, 2012; the club’s first game in the AFL.

The attacking half-back played 77 games for the GIANTS in his six seasons in the AFL. 

GIANTS List Manager Craig Cameron said the deal satisfied all parties. 

“Nathan was keen to return to WA for family reasons and we were willing to do what we could to ensure this took place,” said Cameron.

“We wish him well in the next stage of his career and thank him of his commitment and contribution to the GIANTS over the past seven years.” 

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Trades Leave GIANTS in Strong Draft Position

Trade Wrap: Craig Cameron GIANTS list manager Craig Cameron reflects on a successful trade period for the club.

The GIANTS will head to the 2017 NAB AFL Draft in a strong position following a successful trade period.

At the conclusion of a busy final day, the GIANTS have improved their position to now hold three selections inside the top 30 including pick 11.

The first round selection (11) came to the GIANTS from Essendon in exchange for Devon Smith while pick 28 landed with the GIANTS late in the trade period from Carlton for midfielder Matthew Kennedy.

Nathan Wilson’s trade to Fremantle on the last day also saw the GIANTS move up the draft order in the fourth round (from pick 71 to pick 57) next month as well as securing a second round pick in 2018.

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GIANT End of Season Sale

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Get down to the WestConnex Centre at GIANTS HQ for the biggest and best savings on GIANTS gear.

It's been another massive season and big occasions call for big celebrations! The GIANTS are hosting an End of Season Sale with all prices reduced on your favourite GIANTS merchandise, with discounts up to 70 per cent off!

Come down to the WestConnex Centre at 1 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park for one week only between Friday October 20 until Friday October 27 during business hours (8:30am to 5:00pm) to make the most of these GIANT clearance offers.

There will also be a late-night shopping opportunity, with the GIANTS Shop extending its hours until 7pm next Thursday, October 26. Please note that this sale is in-store at GIANTS HQ only.

GIANT END OF SEASON SALE

Date: Friday, October 20 to Friday, October 27
Time: 8:30am – 5pm, late night shopping on Thursday until 7pm
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GIANT End of Season Sale

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Get down to the WestConnex Centre at GIANTS HQ for the biggest and best savings on GIANTS gear.

It's been another massive season and big occasions call for big celebrations! The GIANTS are hosting an End of Season Sale with all prices reduced on your favourite GIANTS merchandise, with discounts up to 70 per cent off!

Come down to the WestConnex Centre at 1 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park for one week only between Friday October 20 until Friday October 27 during business hours (8:30am to 5:00pm) to make the most of these GIANT clearance offers.

There will also be a late-night shopping opportunity, with the GIANTS Shop extending its hours until 7pm next Thursday, October 26. Please note that this sale is in-store at GIANTS HQ only.

GIANT END OF SEASON SALE

Date: Friday, October 20 to Friday, October 27
Time: 8:30am – 5pm, late night shopping on Thursday until 7pm
Location:...


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Freckleton Joins the GIANTS’ AFLW Team

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Welcome to the GIANTS Melissa!

The GIANTS have signed local Western Wolves footballer Melissa Freckleton as a free agent for the upcoming AFL Women’s season.

Freckleton found out about her selection when woken by a phone call from AFLW Head Coach Alan McConnell while on holidays overseas.

“Melissa comes from the AFL Sydney competition and has elite speed and great endurance,” said McConnell.

“She’s a really strong tackler and we think she’s likely to play probably forward and a little bit on-ball.

“We’re looking for her to contribute to keeping the ball in our front half of the ground and give us more opportunities to kick goals.”

Freckleton joins new GIANTS Jodie Hicks, Tanya Hetherington, Courtney Gum, Phoebe Monahan, Philippa Smyth and Cora Staunton who were all drafted on Wednesday.

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Freckleton Joins the GIANTS’ AFLW Team

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Welcome to the GIANTS Melissa!

The GIANTS have signed local Western Wolves footballer Melissa Freckleton as a free agent for the upcoming AFL Women’s season.

Freckleton found out about her selection when woken by a phone call from AFLW Head Coach Alan McConnell while on holidays overseas.

“Melissa comes from the AFL Sydney competition and has elite speed and great endurance,” said McConnell.

“She’s a really strong tackler and we think she’s likely to play probably forward and a little bit on-ball.

“We’re looking for her to contribute to keeping the ball in our front half of the ground and give us more opportunities to kick goals.”

Freckleton joins new GIANTS Jodie Hicks, Tanya Hetherington, Courtney Gum, Phoebe Monahan, Philippa Smyth and Cora Staunton who were all drafted on Wednesday.

There are three spots remaining on the club’s list with the NAB AFL Women’s Rookie Draft to be held...


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GIANTS Rookie Netballer

Elle Bennetts Joins the GIANTS Victorian netballer Elle Bennetts has been signed by the GIANTS as a rookie ahead of the 2018 AFLW season.

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Elle Bennetts will play for the GIANTS in 2018 after signing as an AFLW Rookie.

The GIANTS have signed Victorian netballer Elle Bennetts as a rookie ahead of today’s NAB AFL Women’s Rookie Draft.

The Health and Physical Education Teacher at Star Of The Sea College in Brighton, was signed as a rookie under the provisions for players from other sports. 

“I’m so excited it’s such an amazing opportunity I can’t wait to get started and get out there,” she said. 

“My brothers played football and so did my dad. They’re mad Richmond supporters so it’s always been in the family and I’ve always wanted to be a part of it, it seems like such a great environment to be in.”

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GIANTS Rookie Netballer

Elle Bennetts Joins the GIANTS Victorian netballer Elle Bennetts has been signed by the GIANTS as a rookie ahead of the 2018 AFLW season.

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Elle Bennetts will play for the GIANTS in 2018 after signing as an AFLW Rookie.

The GIANTS have signed Victorian netballer Elle Bennetts as a rookie ahead of today’s NAB AFL Women’s Rookie Draft.

The Health and Physical Education Teacher at Star Of The Sea College in Brighton, was signed as a rookie under the provisions for players from other sports. 

“I’m so excited it’s such an amazing opportunity I can’t wait to get started and get out there,” she said. 

“My brothers played football and so did my dad. They’re mad Richmond supporters so it’s always been in the family and I’ve always wanted to be a part of it, it seems like such a great environment to be in.”

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Auburn GIANT becomes AFLW GIANT

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Haneen Zreika was the first selection in the NAB AFL Women's Draft.

Exciting New South Wales local product Haneen Zreika is one of two players to join the GIANTS’ AFL Women’s team through the NAB AFLW Rookie Draft on Friday.

Zreika, who plays for the Auburn GIANTS in the local AFL Sydney competition, joined the GIANTS with pick one in today’s Rookie Draft with the club also selecting 18-year-old South Australian forward Tait Mackrill.

Zrekia gew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and as a mad Rugby League fan, had no contact with Australian Football until she happened upon an AFL clinic identifying multicultural talent while at school.

She fell in love with the game and has progressed through the talent pathway, representing NSW/ACT at Under-18s level and also as member of the NAB AFL Women's Academy squad this year.

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Auburn GIANT becomes AFLW GIANT

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Haneen Zreika was the first selection in the NAB AFL Women's Draft.

Exciting New South Wales local product Haneen Zreika is one of two players to join the GIANTS’ AFL Women’s team through the NAB AFLW Rookie Draft on Friday.

Zreika, who plays for the Auburn GIANTS in the local AFL Sydney competition, joined the GIANTS with pick one in today’s Rookie Draft with the club also selecting 18-year-old South Australian forward Tait Mackrill.

Zrekia gew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and as a mad Rugby League fan, had no contact with Australian Football until she happened upon an AFL clinic identifying multicultural talent while at school.

She fell in love with the game and has progressed through the talent pathway, representing NSW/ACT at Under-18s level and also as member of the NAB AFL Women's Academy squad this year.

“Haneen has obviously excelled in the talent pathway the whole...


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Thanks Mummy

The Best of Shane Mumford Take a look back at the best of Shane Mumford's career as he announces his retirement from the game.

GIANTS ruckman Shane Mumford has today announced his retirement following extensive medical consultation.

Mumford has battled degenerative ankle and knee problems for several years in addition to sustaining a number of significant injuries, the most recent being a fractured foot suffered in the GIANTS’ Qualifying Final against Adelaide that led to him missing the club’s following two finals.

This injury followed a serious ankle injury midway through 2015 that led the veteran ruckman missing the remainder of the season and undergoing an ankle reconstruction.

While the 31-year-old’s outstanding playing career has come to an end, the GIANTS are pleased to advise that Mumford will remain with the club as part-time ruck coach.

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Thanks Mummy

The Best of Shane Mumford Take a look back at the best of Shane Mumford's career as he announces his retirement from the game.

GIANTS ruckman Shane Mumford has today announced his retirement following extensive medical consultation.

Mumford has battled degenerative ankle and knee problems for several years in addition to sustaining a number of significant injuries, the most recent being a fractured foot suffered in the GIANTS’ Qualifying Final against Adelaide that led to him missing the club’s following two finals.

This injury followed a serious ankle injury midway through 2015 that led the veteran ruckman missing the remainder of the season and undergoing an ankle reconstruction.

While the 31-year-old’s outstanding playing career has come to an end, the GIANTS are pleased to advise that Mumford will remain with the club as part-time ruck coach.

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