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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

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.

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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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Hicks Picked for Sixers

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Dual-code athlete Jodie Hicks will play in both the WBBL and AFL Women's seasons.

The GIANTS’ first pick in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft, Jodie Hicks, has been signed by the Sydney Sixers for their upcoming WBBL03 campaign.

The talented athlete represented the Sixers for the past two WBBL campaigns, including being part of their Championship winning squad in 16/17.

The 20-year-old joined the GIANTS with pick five in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday.

“I always played footy when I was a young kid, I probably started playing AFL before I learned about cricket,” she said.

“Coming from a country town, I could only play until I was 14 so I started looking for other sports in Hay.

“I played netball, cricket, just played whatever I could. I still played rep footy every now and then and I’ve always liked it, every time at cricket I’ve had a footy in my hands so I’ve always wanted to...


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Hicks Picked for Sixers

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Dual-code athlete Jodie Hicks will play in both the WBBL and AFL Women's seasons.

The GIANTS’ first pick in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft, Jodie Hicks, has been signed by the Sydney Sixers for their upcoming WBBL03 campaign.

The talented athlete represented the Sixers for the past two WBBL campaigns, including being part of their Championship winning squad in 16/17.

The 20-year-old joined the GIANTS with pick five in the NAB AFL Women’s Draft on Wednesday.

“I always played footy when I was a young kid, I probably started playing AFL before I learned about cricket,” she said.

“Coming from a country town, I could only play until I was 14 so I started looking for other sports in Hay.

“I played netball, cricket, just played whatever I could. I still played rep footy every now and then and I’ve always liked it, every time at cricket I’ve had a footy in my hands so I’ve always wanted to...


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Mummy Reflects

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.

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Shane Mumford crunches North Melbourne's Andrew Swallow with one of his trademark tackles.

Shane Mumford's retirement brings an end to one of the game's most colourful careers, with the ruckman's battered body unable to take him into an 11th season in 2018.

Mumford bows out after 10 seasons and 172 games with Geelong, the Swans and the GIANTS, a premiership and a best and fairest.

AFL.com.au was lucky enough to be given an exclusive insight into the moments that made Mumford after he announced his decision to hang up the boots on Friday, and he was as honest as ever in recalling his memories.

When he arrived at Geelong via the rookie draft in 2007, Mumford brought a legendary reputation with him, one of a man renowned for devouring a truckload of sausages...


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AFLW Draft Order Confirmed

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The second AFLW NAB AFL draft will take place on Wednesday in Melbourne.

The 2017 NAB AFL Women's Draft order has been confirmed ahead of Wednesday's draft, with 49 total picks available.

The number of picks allocated per club depends on the number of spots available on individual club lists.

Brisbane Lions has eight selections and the GIANTS seven, while Carlton and Melbourne have four each.

Clubs will have a primary list of 27, with another three rookie spots available. A rookie draft will be held on Friday October 20, although some clubs have already signed some rookies.

The initial draft order was based on a reverse ladder order before the trade period was completed.

Western Bulldogs hold the first pick after a trade deal involving the GIANTS and Collingwood.

The draft is state-based, with players nominating which state they wish to play in.

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Schneider Joins the GIANTS

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Former Saint and Swan Adam Schneider has joined the GIANTS as NEAFL coach.

Former Sydney and St Kilda forward Adam Schneider has joined the GIANTS’ coaching staff as NEAFL Coach.

The 33-year old retired from the AFL at the end of 2015 after 228 games including the Swan’s 2005 Premiership victory.

After being an important mentor at St Kilda late in his playing career, Schneider moved into coaching in 2017 coaching Beaumaris in the VAFA premier division. 

GIANTS General Manager Football Wayne Campbell said he’s delighted to have Schneider join the club.

“Adam has a sharp footy brain and a real passion for the game,” said Campbell.

“Having grown up in Wagga Wagga and having lived in Sydney during his playing career, Adam understands the challenges and opportunities for the GIANTS and we think he’ll be a good fit for our club.

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Tomlinson Staying Put

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Defender Adam Tomlinson won't be leaving the GIANTS during the trade period.

Versatile GIANT Adam Tomlinson will remain at the club in 2018 despite speculation linking him to a number of Victorian clubs. 

Tomlinson is contracted to the club until the end of 2019 and GIANTS List Manager Craig Cameron ended all speculation of a move when speaking with SEN on Monday morning. 

“We’ve had conversations with Adam over the weekend and we won’t be trading Adam during this trade period,” Cameron said.

“He’s keen to stay, he’s contracted and we’re keen to keep him so he won’t be traded.” 

Tomlinson played 24 out of a possible 25 games in 2017 to take his career tally to 91 games for the GIANTS. 

The 24-year old was one of the GIANTS best in the Preliminary Final against Richmond, gathering a career high 26 possessions playing on the wing. 

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Tomlinson Staying Put

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Defender Adam Tomlinson won't be leaving the GIANTS during the trade period.

Versatile GIANT Adam Tomlinson will remain at the club in 2018 despite speculation linking him to a number of Victorian clubs. 

Tomlinson is contracted to the club until the end of 2019 and GIANTS List Manager Craig Cameron ended all speculation of a move when speaking with SEN on Monday morning. 

“We’ve had conversations with Adam over the weekend and we won’t be trading Adam during this trade period,” Cameron said.

“He’s keen to stay, he’s contracted and we’re keen to keep him so he won’t be traded.” 

Tomlinson played 24 out of a possible 25 games in 2017 to take his career tally to 91 games for the GIANTS. 

The 24-year old was one of the GIANTS best in the Preliminary Final against Richmond, gathering a career high 26 possessions playing on the wing. 

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Born to be a GIANT?

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Haneen Zreika at last week's AFLW Combine in Melbourne.

She was born to be a GIANT. She just didn't know it. 

Growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Haneen Zreika didn't understand the rules of AFL.

The NSW/ACT under-18 representative, who is aiming to be picked at the NAB AFL Women’s Draft in Melbourne on October 18, played rugby league with boys until she was 12. 

With no youth girls’ rugby league competition at the time, Zreika was limited playing sport at school. 

A chance run-in with a teacher in the corridor at Strathmore South High School in Sydney's inner west, while an AFL clinic identifying multicultural talent was being held outside, was Zreika's first introduction to the game. 

"I told my teacher I didn't know what AFL was, and he said, 'Just catch and kick and tackle and you'll be fine,'" Zreika said. 

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