Sorry, there was a problem resetting your password. The jumper has a light grey background with a charcoal rendition of the home jumper's G on the chest. They featured on the back of the Giants' playing guernseys for home matches in Sydney and Canberra and on the front of the guernseys for all the team's away games for that year only.  They recovered brilliantly with nine wins in their next ten matches before losses to Sydney and Melbourne in the final two rounds of the regular season prevented them from finishing in the top four for a third consecutive year.
In January 2008, the AFL officially registered the business name Western Sydney Football Club Ltd with ASIC. A Canberra logo is incorporated on its guernsey, with a slightly altered Canberra-specific guernsey used for the games at Manuka.
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The Greater Western Sydney Football Club, nicknamed the Giants, and commonly referred to as the GWS Giants or simply GWS, is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). “Despite the many COVID-19 challenges we’ve seen this year, our members have stuck by the club and we are extremely grateful for their support. In the 2018 AFLW Season, the mascot Gigi was unveiled.  After the match, coach Leon Cameron said that the pre-finals bye did not have any effect on the club's performance.. “I am excited by what’s to come next as the club continues to grow and as we create our own history.”.
Despite struggling initially in the competition and claiming two consecutive wooden spoons, the club reached finals for the first time in 2016 and qualified for its first Grand Final in 2019, where they were defeated by Richmond by 89 points. The club is based at the WestConnex Centre in Sydney Olympic Park and represents the Greater Western Sydney region of New South Wales and Canberra in the Australian … The inaugural co-captains of the club were Phil Davis, Luke Power and Callan Ward. In the off season the club traded want-away player Cam McCarthy to Fremantle along with picks 7, 34 & 72 for pick 3 in the draft. The Greater Western Sydney Football Club, nicknamed the Giants, and commonly referred to as the GWS Giants or simply GWS, is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL).
, At the conclusion of the season, foundation players Dylan Shiel and Tom Scully were traded, to Essendon and Hawthorn respectively. ", Greater Western Sydney started their third season impressively winning two of their first three games, including beating their much-fancied cross-town rivals, the Sydney Swans 15.9 99 to 9.13 67 in their first round encounter at Spotless Stadium. In round 19, they avoided becoming the fourteenth club in VFL and AFL history to finish a season winless, winning their solitary game for the season against Melbourne to snap a 21-game losing streak.
During the same year, in November, the AFL announced a A$100 million venture to redevelop a stadium originally built for baseball at the Sydney Olympics, into a boutique AFL stadium at the Sydney Showground, in the city's west.
The club had an absolutely horrible run with injuries over the year yet somehow managed to scrape in to the Top 4. They suffered a major setback early in the year when co-captain Callan Ward was struck down with an ACL injury during the club's round four victory over Geelong and was subsequently sidelined for the rest of the season.
, The 2011 Trade Week saw the Giants take part in nine trades, involving two selections in the mini-draft as well trading away players who had previously nominated for the draft in return for additional early draft selections in the 2011 AFL Draft, that resulted in them holding the first five draft selections and 11 of the first 14.. In March 2008, the AFL won the support of the league's 16 club presidents to establish an eighteenth side in Western Sydney. However the venture was unsuccessful and after several games a season North Melbourne never managed to draw crowds of over 15,000 at the Sydney Cricket Ground before finally leaving the market and experimenting with Canberra and later the Gold Coast.
, The AFL's interest in the Western Sydney market appeared to be rekindled after the Sydney Swans' second, more successful Grand Final appearance in 2005, which started grassroots interest in the game in the highly populous region. A predicted transfer of inaugural #1 draft pick Jonathon Patton being traded to Hawthorn also occurred.
A major highlight of the Giants' 2016 season was their 75-point win over three-time reigning premiers Hawthorn in round 6. Sydney Showground (8g) - 11,032. Before entering the AFL, the club played in the TAC Cup in 2010 and North East Australian Football League in 2011, as well as the 2011 and 2012 AFL pre-season tournaments, and the 2011 Foxtel Cup..
, The Giants' training facility and offices are known as the WestConnex Centre and Tom Wills Oval, located at Sydney Olympic Park opposite the State Sports Centre. a main AFL/Cricket Oval that has the same dimensions as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 23:11. The team motto is Think Big. Blacktown ISP (1g) - 6,875. Alicia Eva chats to the newest AFLW GIANT Emily Pease.  The Western Sydney working party devising player rules and draft concessions for the second Sydney team met on 22 July 2008. Both Davis and Ward were retained as captains in 2013, whilst Tom Scully was added to the leadership group as a vice-captain. At the end of the season, coach Kevin Sheedy stood aside for Leon Cameron, who had been assistant to Sheedy in 2013. Blacktown International Sports centre was officially opened on 22 August 2009.
In the third quarter, the Giants kicked three goals to lead by 11 points, but by three-quarter-time their lead had been reduced to one point.  The AFL was buoyed when it gained the support of then NSW premier Morris Iemma in late 2006, and the league became a partner in the Blacktown sporting facility in Rooty Hill, New South Wales. The GIANTS have today broken their all time membership record, passing 25,000 members for the second consecutive year.
The facility was announced as the new home base for its team out of western Sydney in 2007; it announced that it had planned to grant its 18th licence in mid to late 2008. Play Big.
In their first final, the Swans hosted the Giants at Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium), with 60,222 spectators attending the match. The club has fielded a team in the AFL Women's league since 2017 and a reserves team in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) since 2012; the latter is known as the Western Sydney University Giants due to a partnership between the club and the university. , Greater Western Sydney qualified for their fourth consecutive finals series in 2019, finishing sixth on the AFL ladder with 13 wins and nine losses. The club had previously partnered with the local Auburn Giants Football Club and run a female Academy program.
A similar event would occur in week 3 of the 2020 home and away season where the two teams engaged in constant melees throughout a match that the Bulldogs would go on to win by 25 points.
any club that loses an uncontracted player to Greater Western Sydney is eligible to at least one compensation pick in the, Sydney Showground (6g) - 8,087. - Currently employed as Membership & Ticketing Executive at GWS Giants - Previously employed by the South Sydney Rabbitohs as Membership Operations, Sales & Events Executive - Completed a Bachelor of Health and Movement (Sport) and a Post Graduate diploma in … Although they had beaten the Hawks by ten points in 2015, and went into the rematch as favourites, a margin of this size was unexpected. 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. The Greater Western Sydney Football Club, nicknamed the Giants, and commonly referred to as the GWS Giants or simply GWS, is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). Items that are sent to the club for this purpose will not be returned. Updated: 12 October 2020Source(s): Senior list, Coaching staff, In April 2016, the Giants launched a bid to enter a team in the inaugural AFL Women's season in 2017. The Giants got in veteran Sam Jacobs from the Adelaide Crows Football Club, an exemplary ruck of his day, to strengthen their ruck stocks.. ", "GWS Giants come of age to upset Sydney Swans in first qualifying final", "AFL lands NRL huge blow with bumper crowd for Sydney Swans v GWS Giants qualifying final", "GWS Giants humiliate Sydney Swans in elimination final", "West against west: why the Giants and Bulldogs rivalry is real", "Why Dogs don't dig Giants: Six key moments behind a nasty new-age rivalry", "AFL preliminary final: Western Bulldog beat GWS Giants – as it happened", "Western Bulldogs defeat GWS Giants, AFL 2019 Round 22, match report, result, score, finals chances", "GWS Giants defeat Western Bulldogs, Second Elimination Final AFL 2019, match report, result, score, Giants into semi final", "Live AFL, Round 3, Western Bulldogs defeat GWS Giants, score, result, match report, updates, video, stats, live blog, latest news", http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-08-02/club-memberships-rise, http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/news/2015-07-22/giants-break-membership-record, "AFL club membership heads towards a million - AFL.com.au", https://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/afl-briefs-saints-remarkable-return-game-tweaks-coming/news-story/455a76b20d1773cd150fa9016fd96bc8, "GIANTS Secure National Women's League Team", "Meg Hutchins joins Pies under new women's priority pick rules", "Ex-Lions coach takes over Giants' AFLW job", "Darebin Falcons star Jessica Dal Pos claims GWS best and fairest after impressive AFLW season", "Eva Claims 2018 Gabrielle Trainor Medal", "New midfielder takes out Giants' best and fairest", South Australian National Football League, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Greater_Western_Sydney_Giants&oldid=983216784, Australian rules football clubs in Sydney, Australian rules football clubs established in 2009, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2009, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
 In that game the Giants and Bulldogs would engage in fights on field with GWS attacking Western Bulldogs super star Marcus Bontempelli. During the 2011 season, a clash guernsey was unveiled. On 4 October 2012, Greater Western Sydney confirmed Leon Cameron as its new senior assistant coach for 2013. Their mascot G-Man was unveiled on 18 February 2012 before the team took the ground for their first NAB Cup match of 2012.
 The Giants only fielded six players who had previously played an AFL final, conversely, the Swans had six players who were making their finals debut.
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