AFL Athletes Get A ‘Giant’ Promotion

In October 2016 talented AFL athletes from across Western Sydney were inducted into the Academy’s AFL squad. This program would see the athletes develop their skills and knowledge before gaining the opportunity to move on to the next level in the development pathway. The squad was given the opportunity to engage in topical seminars to educate themselves in the areas of Drugs in Sport, Social Media and Injury Management & Prevention.

The squad was given experienced coaching in skill and technical development to further enhance their capabilities on the field and to prepare them for the next level, the U16 GWS Giants Academy selection.

Congratulations to the following Academy athletes who were selected into the GWS Giants squad:

  • Miles Bridgland
  • Brendan Coxall
  • Cameron Edwards
  • Thomas Gowdy
  • Jack Jones
  • Connor Marsh
  • Jackson Moen
  • Wilson Mudge
  • Keegan Passlow
  • Calum Sproull
  • Harry Sutherland
  • David Whyman

The U16 GWS Giants Academy team will play the U16 Sydney Swans Academy team on 29 April 2017 at Blacktown International Sportspark (games to follow on 13 & 27 May respectively). This 3 game U16 Academy Series is run by AFL NSW/ACT and will form the selection of the NSW/ACT RAMS State team to contest the U16 National Championships in June 2017.


Posted: 28 April 2017