Gws Giants Best Players of All Time

The Greater Western Sydney Giants are a professional Australian Rules Football team based in Sydney Olympic Park. The GWS Giants represent the greater western region of New South Wales and Canberra, ACT. Founded in 2010 with their inaugural season commencing 2011, they have quickly become one of Australia’s most successful AFL teams – having made two Grand Final appearances (2014 & 2019) and winning their first Premiership title against Richmond Tigers at Marvel Stadium in 2019. With an exciting mix of young talent and experienced veterans, the GWS Giants will continue to be a force to reckon with for years to come.

1. Callan Ward

Callan Ward Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2008–2011: Western Bulldogs: 60 (33)
  • 2012–: Greater Western Sydney: 210 (100)
  • Total: : 270 (133)
  • Greater Western Sydney co-captain: 2012–2019, Greater Western Sydney games record holder, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2012, Robert Rose Award: 2018, 2× Brett Kirk Medal: 2014 (game 1), 2017 (game 2), 22under22 team: 2012, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2009

Ward was originally drafted by the Western Bulldogs in 2007, but he didn't make his debut until 2008. Ward played for the Western Jets in the TAC Cup before being drafted by Greater Western Sydney in 2013.

Ward has been a regular starter for GWS since joining them and is currently their midfielder. He has also won two club best and fairest awards during his time at GWS. Ward is one of Australia's most promising young midfielders and will be looking to continue his success with GWS next season Ward was born in Queensland and played junior football for the Brisbane Lions.

After being drafted by Greater Western Sydney with pick No. 21 in the 2009 AFL draft, Ward made his debut for GWS during their inaugural season in 2011. Ward quickly became a fan favourite at Giants Stadium and led the club to its first ever finals appearance that year, playing a key role in defence alongside co-captain Phil Davis. The following season saw Ward win his first Brett Kirk Medal as the best player on ground in both of GWS' games against Melbourne Football Club at Etihad Stadium – an upset victory which earned him widespread acclaim across Australia and overseas alike.

In 2014, Ward helped lead GWS back into the finals series after claiming consecutive minor premierships but this time fell short against Sydney Swans – although he again polled well statistically with 38 disposals (15 contested) and seven marks over two matchesU22 side CallanWard has since gone onto have another successful career including winning 2x Robert Rose Award (2018), Kevin Sheedy Medal (2012)& State & International honours

2. Lachie Whitfield

Lachie Whitfield Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2013–: Greater Western Sydney: 172 (64)
  • All-Australian team: 2018, 2x Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2018, 2020, 2013 AFL Rising Star nominee, 2012 Larke Medal

Lachie Whitfield was drafted into the AFL in 2012, and played for Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup. He was signed by Greater Western Sydney in 2015, and made his debut for them later that year.

Whitfield has since become a regular member of the Giants' side, playing over 100 games during his time at the club so far. Lachie is known as a strong defender who can also provide support down on ground as a wingman or ruckman when needed.

The 28-year-old will be looking to continue this good form throughout 2018 as he looks to establish himself firmly within GWS' list management plans moving forward。 Lachie Whitfield is a talented and hard-working footballer who has represented his country at youth levels.

He made his debut for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2013 and went on to play 172 games over six seasons with the club, winning two Kevin Sheedy Medals (in 2018 and 2020). In 2018, Whitfield was named an All Australian after playing a key role in the Giants' premiership victory that year.

At just 24 years of age, he is already considered one of Australia's best midfielders and retains plenty of room for growth ahead of him.

3. Stephen Coniglio

Stephen Coniglio Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–: Greater Western Sydney: 177 (101)
  • Greater Western Sydney captain: 2020–, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2012, 22under22 team: 2016, Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award: 2019, WAFL Premiership Player: (2010), Larke Medal 2011

Stephen Coniglio is a 29-year-old midfielder who was drafted in the 2011 national draft by the Greater Western Sydney Giants. He has played for Swan Districts (WAFL) since he was 16 years old and made his debut for the club in 2010.

In 2017, Stephen signed with Italian side Crotone on a two-year deal after impressing during pre-season trials. He returned to GWS at the end of 2018 and helped them win their first flag since 2016, playing 23 games across all competitions including 7 finals matches.

In 2019, Stephen re-signed with GWS until 2021 Stephen Coniglio is an AFL all-star and has represented Australia on international level. Stephen was originally drafted by the Sydney Swans in 2010, but he was traded to Greater Western Sydney in 2012. He has since captained the Giants and played a major role in their rise to success over recent years.

Stephen is known for his strong marking and attacking play style, which has seen him score plenty of goals throughout his career. Stephen is currently playing with the GWS reserves team, hoping to add another premiership trophy to his list of accolades before retirement .

4. Toby Greene

Toby Greene Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–: Greater Western Sydney: 191 (265)
  • Greater Western Sydney captain: 2022–, 2× All-Australian team: 2016, 2021, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2016, 3× GWS leading goalkicker: 2017, 2021, 2022, 2012 AFL Rising Star: nominee

Toby Greene is a forward who has played for Greater Western Sydney in the AFL since 2012. He was drafted by GWS with the 11th selection in the 2011 national draft.

Greene made his debut in Round 1, 2012 against Sydney at Stadium Australia and finished with 4 goals on the day. In 2017 he continued to play for GWS and kicked 62 goals from 26 matches, placing him third on the club's list of top scorers behind Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy .

Greene made his name in the AFL as one of the league's most explosive and exciting young players, playing 191 games for Greater Western Sydney over six seasons. Greene was a key part of both the Greater Western Sydney side that reached two consecutive All-Australian teams in 2016 and 2021, as well as their maiden premiership victory in 2012.

Despite being sidelined for much of 2019 with a knee injury, Greene has returned to form this season to lead GWS' goalkicking again and earn selection in Victoria's 2020 squad.

5. Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2014–: Greater Western Sydney: 176 (107)
  • Greater Western Sydney captain: 2022–, All-Australian team: 2017, 2x Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2017, 2021, 22under22 team: 2017, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2014

Joshua Kelly is a midfielder who began his playing career with the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup. He was drafted No. 2 overall by Brighton Grammar in 2013, but didn't make any appearances for them before being traded to Greater Western Sydney in 2015.

Kelly has made 114 league appearances for GWS since then, and played a key role in their 2017 premiership victory. He represented Australia at under-20 level and won two junior international caps during that time too. Josh Kelly is currently contracted to GWS until 2021 Josh Kelly is a talented and experienced footballer who has played for several top teams in the AFL.

In 2018, Josh was selected as captain of Greater Western Sydney and led them to their first premiership since 2014. Josh was also named an All-Australian in 2017 and 2021, receiving both the Kevin Sheedy Medal and 22under22 award in those seasons. Josh has been praised for his hard work on the field as well as his leadership skills off it, which have helped him develop into one of Australia's best footballers.

6. Nick Haynes

Nick Haynes Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–: Greater Western Sydney: 174 (10)
  • All-Australian: 2020, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2020

Nick Haynes is a defender who was drafted in the 2011 national draft by the Dandenong Stingrays. He made his debut for Greater Western Sydney in Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season.

Haynes has previously played for Frankston Bombers in the TAC Cup and represented Victoria at under-18, under-19, and under-23 level. Nick is originally from Melbourne but moved to New South Wales to play football professionally after graduating from Monash University with a degree in sports science.

A hard runner up for best and fairest award at GWS' inaugural academy season, Haynes provides leadership both on and off field at Giants training sessions Nick Haynes is a football player who has played for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the AFL since 2012. He was named an All-Australian in 2020 and won the Kevin Sheedy Medal that year.

Haynes represented Victoria at junior level, playing 1 game in 2020.

7. Harry Himmelberg

Harry Himmelberg Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2016–: Greater Western Sydney: 126 (149)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 22 2022.

Harry Himmelberg is a talented young footballer who has been playing in the National Football League for the Greater Western Sydney Giants since 2016. He started his career with Mangoplah-CUE before moving to Canberra FC and then onto the GWS Giants, where he has made an impact both on and off the field.

Harry is a hardworking player who always puts in maximum effort during games, which has helped him reach the top level of footballing competition. His passion for sport and drive to succeed mean that he will continue to improve as a footballer over time - watch out. Himmelberg is a powerful key forward who can take the game by the scruff of the neck.

He has consistently been one of Greater Western Sydney's most important players over the past few seasons, and looks set to continue this trend in 2020. Himmelberg is known for his hard work on and off the field, and will be crucial if GWSN are to make another appearance in the finals next year.

8. Harry Perryman

Harry Perryman Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2017–: Greater Western Sydney: 70 (19)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Semi Final 2021.

Harry Perryman is a promising young talent who was drafted by the GWS Giants in 2016. He made his debut for the club in 2017 and has been playing consistently since then.

Harry is 188 cm tall and plays as an inside midfielder/defender. His skills on the field have drawn comparisons to Collingullie-Glenfield Park teammate, Stephen Coniglio, who many believe is one of Australia’s best players currently.

Harry’s attitude both on and off the field has impressed teammates and coaches alike, with him being nominated for Rookie of The Year at season end 2018 after impressing greatly during his first year in the AFL system Harry Perryman is a defender who has played for Greater Western Sydney since 2017.

Harry Perryman is 185 lbs and stands at 6'1". Harry Perryman was born in Victoria, Australia on the 25th of November 1994. At 21 years old, Harry Perryman made his debut for the GWS Giants in Round 18 of the 2017 AFL season against Collingwood Football Club after playing 15 games for Northern Knights in the VFL prior to that.

In 2018, Harry Perryman played all 22 games for GWS and averaged 16 disposals per game while also kicking 2 goals which helped steer his team to an 11-7 record before they were knocked out by Melbourne in week one of their qualifying final series (the first time such an occurrence had ever occurred). Harry Perryman play all 23 matches for GWS but with a new coach (Adam Simpson) taking over midway through the year things didn’t go as well as hoped with just 10 wins from 27 matches – notably losing 3 consecutive clashes against Richmond, Adelaide and West Coast respectively which ended any finals hopes that he may have had left despite still putting up solid averages throughout (averaging 26mp/g).

However during this period he did manage to notch up his 5th career goal. Returning back under new leadership once again in 2020 - under Luke Beveridge - expectations are high both on and off field due to past success however injuries have limited him somewhat early on averaging 14 possessions across 8 appearances before injuring himself again late last month sidelining him until further notice meaning there is no telling when or if we will see our ‘little battler’ return once again leading into 2021 pre-season training… fingers crossed injury free.

9. Sam Taylor

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2018–: Greater Western Sydney: 75 (1)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.
  • All-Australian team: 2022, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2022, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2018

Sam Taylor is a defender who was drafted in the 2017 national draft. He made his debut for Greater Western Sydney in Round 11 of the 2018 season against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Taylor has played for Upper Swan JFC (WAFL) and Swan Districts (WAFL). In 2017, he was named as an All-Australian U21 player after recording 28 disposals, five tackles, four inside 50s and one goal from eight matches during the year.

At 23 years old, Sam Taylor is still developing as a footballer and hopes to continue playing at a high level for many more years to come. Taylor was drafted with the 15th selection in the 2018 AFL Draft by Greater Western Sydney. He made his debut in Round 1 of the 2018 season against Adelaide and kicked a goal on debut.

Taylor played 75 games for Greater Western Sydney over two seasons, kicking one goal during that time. In 2022, Taylor was named an All-Australian team member and won the Kevin Sheedy Medal as best player at Greater Western Sydney's end-of-season awards night later that year. In October of 2020, he was awarded an AFL Rising Star nomination after playing 18 games for GWS in 2019 and finishing third in voting behind Collingwood’s Jack Crisp and Melbourne’s Angus Brayshaw (who went on to win the award).

At 24 years old, Taylor is still young enough to have many more productive seasons ahead of him

10. Shane Mumford

Shane Mumford Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2008–2009: Geelong: 21 (3)
  • 2010–2013: Sydney: 79 (36)
  • 2014–2021: Greater Western Sydney: 116 (18)
  • Total: : 216 (57)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2021.
  • AFL premiership player: 2012, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2014, Brett Kirk Medal: 2017

Shane Mumford is a ruckman and was drafted in the 2008 rookie draft. He has played for Bunyip (EDFL) and Greater Western Sydney since then. Shane Mumford is one of the most experienced players in the Australian Football League, having played 109 games for GWS since debuting in 2011.

Shane Mumford has been praised for his physicality both on and off the field, as well as his leadership skills. Shane Mumford is married with two children and lives in Bowral, New South Wales. Shane Mumford started his AFL career with Geelong in 2008, before moving to Sydney the following year.

Shane Mumford was a key part of the Sydney side that claimed their first premiership in 2014, and he was also named best on ground for that game. In 2017 Shane Mumford helped lead Greater Western Sydney to their maiden flag, winning both the Brett Kirk Medal and the Kevin Sheedy Medal during the season.

Shane Mumford is one of only two players (the other being Chris Judd) to have won all three major awards in Australian football - an AFL premiership, a Brownlow Medal and a John Lawrie Medal (in this case). Shane Mumbery will return to Melbourne next year after signing with Essendon as a free agent; he is expected to be an important contributor for Dean Bailey's side in 2019/20 seasons.

11. Isaac Cumming

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2017–: GWS Giants: 23 (1)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 14 2021.

Isaac Cumming was born on 11 August 1998 in North Broken Hill, New South Wales. He played his junior football for the North Broken Hill Giants before being drafted by the GWS Giants in the 2016 AFL draft.

He made his senior debut for the GWS Giants against West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium on 12 May 2018. Isaac Cumming is 184 cm tall and weighs 80 kgs Isaac Cumming is a defender for the GWS Giants. He made his debut in 2017 and has played 23 games so far this season.

Isaac Cumming is from Victoria and was drafted by the Giants with pick 13 in the 2017 AFL Draft. Isaac Cumming has represented Australia at under 18 level, playing 5 games before being replaced by Max Gawn during the 2018 World Championships campaign due to injury. Isaac Cumming loves hunting as a hobby, spending time outdoors with his family when he's not playing football or training at the club.

In 2019, Isaac cuming was nominated for an NAB Rising Star Award after strong performances against both Carlton (twice) and Collingwood in Rounds 7-10 of that year

12. Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2014–2018: Melbourne: 71 (152)
  • 2019–2020: Fremantle: 19 (18)
  • 2021–: Greater Western Sydney: 27 (55)
  • Total: : 117 (225)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 23, 2022.
  • 2× Melbourne leading goalkicker: 2015, 2016, Ron Evans Medal: 2015, Harold Ball Memorial Trophy: 2015, 2× 22under22 team: 2015, 2016, Under 18 All-Australian: 2012

Jesse Hogan is a key forward for Greater Western Sydney in the AFL. He was drafted by the club in 2012 and made his debut in 2015. Hogan has played for Claremont Football Club (WAFL) since he was young, and it was there that he developed his skills as a footballer.

In 2011, Hogan starred at the Australian U-19 Championships and helped lead his team to victory against New Zealand in the final stage of the tournament. After impressing with Claremont FC, Hogan was drafted by Melbourne with their second selection of the 2012 mini-draft – becoming only the fourth player from WA to be taken into an AFL draft.

Despite being 22 years old when he made his debut for Melbourne, Jesse quickly became one of their most important players on field, recording 33 goals over two seasons combined before leaving Victoria at season’s end to join GWS ahead of 2016/17 campaign...

13. Tim Taranto

Tim Taranto Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2017–2022: Greater Western Sydney: 114 (48)
  • 2023–: Richmond: 0 (0)
  • Total: : 114 (48)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.
  • Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2019, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2017, 22under22 team: 2019, 2020, Brett Kirk Medal: 2019

Tim Taranto was one of the stars of the TAC Cup in 2016, winning best and fairest and leading Sandringham Dragons to their first premiership since 1988.

He was drafted by GWS with pick 2 in the 2016 national draft, but did not play a game for them before being traded to Richmond at the end of that season.

He made his senior debut for Richmond in round 1 of 2017 against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, playing a key role in their win. Tim is 188 cm tall and weighs 196 kg - making him very sturdy on the ground and an able midfielder.

His performances have caught the eye of some high-profile clubs overseas, with reports suggesting he could be heading to Europe later this year or early next year if all goes well with his footballing progress. Tim Taranto is a talented footballer who has played for Greater Western Sydney and Richmond in the AFL.

He was awarded the Kevin Sheedy Medal in 2019, and was also nominated for the AFL Rising Star award in 2017. Tim Taranto is known for his hard work on the field, as well as his ability to create chances for others through good playmaking skills.

14. Connor Idun

Connor Idun Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2019–: Greater Western Sydney: 39 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 14 2022.

Connor Idun is a young player with a lot of potential. He was drafted in the 2018 national draft by Greater Western Sydney and has made an immediate impact on their senior side, playing mainly as a key defender.

Connor's father is British and his mother is Australian, so he has dual citizenship which gives him some extra advantages when it comes to representing his country at international level. Connor originally played for Drysdale Football Club before moving to Geelong Falcons where he really started to develop as a player.

It was during this time that he also got his first taste of representative football, playing for Australia U20s in 2017. In 2019, Connor moved up north to play for Greater Western Sydney and has been one of their most consistent players so far this season (including starring in their qualifying final victory over West Coast).

Connor is someone who loves getting involved in the community – last year he teamed up with Indigenous All Stars coach Kevin Sheedy to launch ‘the next generation’ program which aims to mentor disadvantaged kids from regional areas into sporting careers. With still plenty of room for improvement, Connor is definitely someone watch out for over the coming years – especially if he can continue developing his defensive skillset like he currently does.

15. Braydon Preuss

Braydon Preuss Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2015–2018: North Melbourne: 8 (5)
  • 2019–2020: Melbourne: 10 (4)
  • 2021–: Greater Western Sydney: 0 (0)
  • Total: : 18 (9)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2020.

Braydon Preuss is a talented young player who has impressed in the QAFL. He was drafted by North Melbourne in 2015 and made his debut in 2017 against West Coast at Etihad Stadium.

Preuss is a tall, 206 cm (6 ft 9 inch) player with good size and strength. He is an excellent kick-start man and provides valuable run off half back for the Roos this season. Braydon's potential as a long-term footballer remains to be seen, but he has shown great promise during his short career so far Braydon Preuss was originally drafted by North Melbourne in the 2015 AFL Draft.

He made his debut for the Kangaroos against Sydney in Round 1 of the 2016 season and played a total of 8 games over 2 seasons with them before being traded to Melbourne at the end of 2017. In 2018, Preuss joined Greater Western Sydney on a one-year deal and has not looked back since - he's played 10 games so far this year without missing a beat, averaging 4 goals per game. Braydon is an agile forward who can play across half-back or up front, which makes him very versatile as a player.

His strong marking ability also sets him apart from other players in this category. With another year remaining on his contract with GWS, it looks like Preuss is likely to stay put for some time yet - he's definitely proved himself as one of the best ruckmen in competition currently.

16. Brent Daniels

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2018–: Greater Western Sydney: 53 (21)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of ROUND 17.
  • AFL Rising Star nominee: 2019

Brent Daniels was born on 9 March 1999 in Bendigo, Victoria. He played junior football for the Bendigo Pioneers and Geelong Grammar before being drafted by Greater Western Sydney in the 2017 national draft.

His debut came against West Coast at Perth Stadium in July 2018. Brent is a small forward who can play both inside and outside of the ground. He is currently playing for Greater Western Sydney Brent Daniels is a versatile forward who has played for both Greater Western Sydney and the Melbourne Football Club in his career.

He was runner up in the 2018 AFL Rising Star Award and averaged 21 goals per season with GWS, before moving to Melbourne at the end of the year. With 19 goals so far this season, Daniels is proving he can be one of the top forwards in the league and could challenge for an All-Australian spot next year.

17. Adam Kennedy

Adam Kennedy Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–: Greater Western Sydney: 130 (13)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 23 2021.
  • Inaugural Greater Western Sydney team

Adam Kennedy was born in 1992 and is from Victoria. He played for Western Jets in the TAC Cup before being drafted into the AFL by Melbourne in 2011. Adam Kennedy has since had stints with Port Adelaide, North Melbourne, Sydney Swans and Essendon before joining West Coast Eagles at the end of 2016 season.

At 184cm and 80kg he is a versatile midfielder who can play both inside-and-out on either side of the ground. Adam Kennedy is an excellent pressure player who reads flight paths well to spoil attacks early on in games, as well as being defensively sound when required to be so. In 2017 he won his first premiership medal with West Coast Eagles defeating Collingwood by 38 points in the Grand Final Adam Kennedy was originally drafted by the Sydney Swans with selection number 43 in the 2006 AFL Draft.

He made his debut for the club during the 2007 season and played a total of 129 games over 7 seasons before being traded to Greater Western Sydney Giants prior to their inaugural season in 2012. Adam Kennedy is renowned as one of the best key defenders in Australian Football and has been awarded 3 All-Australian selections, 2 State League MVP Awards, and 1 Club Champion Award at Greater Western Sydney. In 2017 he won his first Premiership medal with GWS after playing all 22 matches of that year's NRL season.

Adam Kennedy currently holds various records at both Greater Western Sydney Giants (most career tackles, most games played) and Australia (toughest player contested against).

18. Heath Shaw

Heath Shaw Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2004–2013: Collingwood: 173 (37)
  • 2014–2020: Greater Western Sydney: 152 (5)
  • Total: : 325 (42)
  • AFL Premiership player: 2010, 2× All-Australian team: 2015, 2016, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2015, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2006, AFL ANZAC Medal: 2007, 2x Bob Rose-Charlie Sutton Medal: 2011, 2013

Heath Shaw is a defender who first played for Collingwood in the AFL. He then moved to Greater Western Sydney, where he has been since 2014. His five games with the Giants make him their sixth-most prolific player of all time.

Shaw was drafted 48th overall by Collingwood in 2003 and spent four seasons at the club before being traded to Greater Western Sydney in 2014. As a Giant, he has become one of the team's most consistent defenders and is set to continue playing until at least 2020 when his contract expires.

Heath Shaw is known for his hard work on the field as well as his passion for sport, both of which have earned him numerous accolades throughout his career including an All Australian selection in 2017 Heath Shaw is a Victorian representative player who has represented Victoria in AFL games and achieved some honours.

He was drafted by the Carlton Football Club in the 2006 national draft, but did not make his debut until 2010. In 2015 and 2016 he was named an All-Australian selection, as well as winning the Kevin Sheedy Medal for best on ground in both seasons. Heath Shaw also won back to back Bob Rose-Charlie Sutton Medals in 2011 and 2013 respectively, which are given to the best player of each VFL/AFL game played seasonally by players from Victoria (currently contested by 18 teams).

19. Tanner Bruhn

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2021–2022: Greater Western Sydney: 30 (11)
  • 2023–: Geelong: 0 (0)
  • Total: : 30 (11)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.

Tanner Bruhn is a 20-year-old midfielder who was drafted by the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2020. He made his debut for the club against St Kilda at Sydney Showground Stadium in March 2021 and has since played 25 games, including nine this season.

Tanner is 183 cm tall and weighs 170 kg, making him an imposing figure on the field. His main attributes are his strong tackling ability and ballwinning skills. He has represented Victoria at under-18 level and played two AIS National Championships with Vic Metro before being drafted by Geelong Falcons in 2018 where he gained valuable experience playing alongside some of Australia's best young players.

After leaving GWS, Tanner signed with Victorian side Werribee Valley Tigers for the 2019 season but left at the end of that year to join Greater Western Sydney as a rookie draft pick in 2020

20. Lachlan Keeffe

Lachlan Keeffe Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2009–2015; 2016–2017: Collingwood: 40 (7)
  • 2018–: Greater Western Sydney: 36 (8)
  • Total: : 76 (15)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 5, 2021.

Lachlan Keeffe is a defender who played for Collingwood in the AFL during the 2014 season. Keeffe has previously played with Brisbane and Gold Coast in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was drafted by Collingwood in 2009 as a rookie player and made his debut later that year. In 2013, Keeffe won the Leigh Matthews Trophy as Collingwood's best and fairest player of the season, polling 39 votes overall across 22 matches including finals contested.

His father, Tim, also played football professionally in Australia before moving to Queensland where Lachlan was born and raised playing local junior competitions with Gympie Norths Devils FC before making it into state level side Gympie Rangers SC at just 16 years old – he went on to captain both clubs simultaneously prior to turning professional with Brisbane Roar FC at 18 years old while still attending high school.

Impressive stuff indeed. After two seasons spent largely fulfilling defensive midfield roles for Brisbane (2009-2011), an ankle injury saw him miss all but 3 games of 2012 due to reconstructive surgery; after overcoming this hurdle he cemented himself permanently at full back for The Lions over subsequent seasons scoring 6 goals from 161 disposals & averaging 19 touches/game over that time period culminating winning another All Australian selection nomination – so you could say there’s no stopping this hardworking Aussie now.

#roadtoconqueranything

21. Conor Stone

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2021–: Greater Western Sydney: 5 (3)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 3, 2021.

Conor Stone is a 2020 AFL Draft selection from Oakleigh Chargers/St Kevin's College/East Malvern Knights. Conor was born on 22 April 2002 in Melbourne, Victoria and stands at 190 cm tall (6 ft 3 inches).

He weighs in at 87 kilograms (192 pounds). In 2021, he made his debut for Greater Western Sydney against Collingwood at the MCG where he finished with 20 disposals and 4 marks. It will be interesting to see how Conor develops over the next few seasons as he looks to become an important part of GWS' future midfielders.

Conor Stone is a talented young footballer who has been playing for Greater Western Sydney since 2021. He has had a successful career so far, scoring three goals in five games for the club. Stone is an exciting player to watch and will be key to GWS' success over the next few seasons.

22. Jake Riccardi

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2020–: Greater Western Sydney: 24 (20)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 14 2022.
  • 2020 AFL Rising Star: nominee, Fothergill–Round–Mitchell Medal: 2019

Jake Riccardi was drafted in the 2019 national draft by Greater Western Sydney. He made his debut for the Giants against West Coast at Perth Stadium on 23 August 2020.

Jake is a key forward, and has averaged 12 goals per season over the past two years with Werribee (VFL). Jake is contracted to Greater Western Sydney until 2021. Jake Riccardi is an exciting young player who has had a successful career to date.

He was drafted by the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2020 and has played 24 games up until now, scoring 20 goals. His standout performance came in Round 14 of the 2018 season when he kicked six goals against Collingwood at Spotless Stadium. Jake is known for his powerful kicking ability, as well as his speed and agility on the ground.

He will be looking to continue this good form into next season, where he is likely to feature more prominently for the Giants due to their strong depth across all positions.]

23. Jack Buckley

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2018–: Greater Western Sydney: 15 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2020.

Jack Buckley was born in Sydney, New South Wales on December 17th 1997. He played for UNSW-Easts (Sydney AFL) before being drafted by the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the 2017 Rookie Draft.

On September 12th 2020, Jack made his debut against Melbourne at The Gabba and recorded 18 disposals and four tackles. Jack is 193 cm tall and weighs 87 kg - making him a strong midfielder or forward with speed to burn.

Jack Buckley was born in Melbourne, Victoria and is a product of the Greater Western Sydney Academy. Buckley made his senior debut for GWS in 2018, playing 15 games and scoring zero goals. In 2017, he played 18 games for Northern Blues as a junior and kicked 31 goals including five against Collingwood at the MCG.

Buckley has been compared to Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt due to his size (1st round draft pick) and goal-kicking ability (139 career goals). With GWS's lack of depth up front in 2020, Buckley will be looking to cement himself as an important player for the club over the next two years

24. Jacob Hopper

Jacob Hopper Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2016–2022: Greater Western Sydney: 114 (42)
  • 2023–: Richmond: 0 (0)
  • Total: : 114 (42)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 23 2022.
  • AFL Rising Star nominee: 2016, Brett Kirk Medal: 2019

Jacob Hopper is a midfielder who was drafted in the 2015 national draft by Richmond. He made his debut for Richmond during the 2018 season and has since played 13 games, scoring 1 goal.

Jacob Hopper is from Leeton, New South Wales and attended Whitton Christian School before moving to North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup) where he played until being drafted by Richmond. Jacob Hopper is known for his versatility as he can play both as a forward or midfielder and has been compared to Luke Hodge due to his ability to read the game well and use his speed and strength offensively or defensively.

Jacob Hopper hopes that after playing so many games this year with Richmond, he will be able to break into the Australian team for future tournaments such as the World Cup Qualifiers in September 2019

25. Leek Aleer

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2022–: Greater Western Sydney: 3 (0)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 22, 2022.

Leek Aleer is a young Kenyan footballer who was drafted by the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the 2021 AFL Draft. Leek made his debut for GWS in Round 20, 2022 against Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Leek is 196 cm tall and plays as a key forward or ruckman. Leek Aleer is a defender who currently plays for Greater Western Sydney. Leek has played in the A-League for three seasons, and made zero goals during that time.

However, he has been an important part of the club's defensive line, helping them to secure third place in each season he's played. He is known for his hard work on the pitch, as well as his ability to read the game very well.

Leek is someone who will continue to develop at Greater Western Sydney over the coming years - he could be a key player for them in future seasons.

26. Jeremy Cameron

Jeremy Cameron Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2020: Greater Western Sydney: 171 (427)
  • 2021–: Geelong: 39 (104)
  • Total: : 210 (531)
  • AFL premiership player: 2022, 3× All-Australian team: 2013, 2019, 2022, Coleman Medal: 2019, Kevin Sheedy Medal: 2013, Carji Greeves Medal: 2022, 9× Greater Western Sydney leading goalkicker: 2012-2020, AFLPA best first year player: 2012, AFLCA best young player of the year: 2013, 2× 22under22 team: 2013, 2015, AFL Rising Star nominee: 2012, Inaugural Greater Western Sydney AFL team

Jeremy Cameron is a talented key forward who was drafted by the GWS Giants in 2010. He has played for North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup) and Geelong since then, and enjoyed some great success with both clubs.

In 2020, he will play his last season of AFL football with Geelong before retiring from the sport at the end of that year. Jeremy is an excellent all-round player who can score goals, take marks and kick goals too.

A speedy and powerful forward, Jeremy Cameron is one of the most successful players in Greater Western Sydney's history. A three-time All-Australian and Coleman Medalist with 211 goals from six seasons with the club, he was key to their premiership in 2022.

A dual Coleman medallist and Kevin Sheedy Medal winner as well as a best first year player nominee, Cameron has been an important part of Geelong’s success over the past two years.

27. Daniel Lloyd

Daniel Lloyd Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2016–: Greater Western Sydney: 67 (58)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2021 season.

Daniel Lloyd was drafted by Greater Western Sydney in the 2016 rookie draft and made his debut in Round 8 of the 2017 season. Lloyd is a tall midfielder who can play both inside and outside midfield positions.

He played for Killarney Vale (BDAFL) before being drafted, and has represented Ireland at international level on several occasions, including at the under-19 European Championships and the under-21 World Cup. In 2018, he signed with GWS until 2021 Daniel Lloyd is a forward who currently plays for Greater Western Sydney in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Daniel Lloyd has played 67 games for the club and scored 58 goals since 2016. The 25-year-old was born in Queensland but moved to New South Wales as a child, playing junior football with North Shore before moving to Australia's biggest city, Melbourne, to play senior football with Melbourne Victory. After winning two Victorian state championships with Victory, Lloyd signed with GWS ahead of the 2016 AFL season.

He made his debut in round one against Essendon and has gone on to play 38 matches for the Giants over three seasons...

28. Zach Sproule

Zach Sproule Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2019–2022: Greater Western Sydney: 17 (13)

Zach Sproule is a talented all-round player who has represented Australia at U18 and U20 level. He was drafted in 2016 as a Category B rookie selection and made his debut for Greater Western Sydney in 2019 against the Bulldogs.

Zach is known for his speed, ball handling abilities, and goal scoring ability both inside 50 metres and from long range. He is expected to continue developing into one of the best players in the AFL competition over the next few years Zach Sproule is a tall and powerful key forward who has been playing for Greater Western Sydney since the 2019 season.

Zach is known for his strong marking and goal scoring ability, which have seen him score 13 goals in 17 games so far this season. Zach also boasts excellent agility and speed, which allows him to run down the ball quickly in attack or chase down loose balls across the ground. Although he started his career with Carlton, Zach is now considered one of the best players in Australia's National League competition and looks set to continue his impressive form with GWS next year as well.

29. Matt de Boer

Matt de Boer Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2009–2016: Fremantle: 138 (48)
  • 2017–: Greater Western Sydney: 73 (30)
  • Total: : 211 (78)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of FW1 2021.
  • Peel Thunder Premiership side 2016, Peel Thunder Best and Fairest 2016

Matt de Boer was drafted in the 2009 rookie draft and has since played for Claremont (WAFL) and Greater Western Sydney. De Boer is a midfielder/tagger who is strong on the ground and can also take marks well.

He made his AFL debut in 2013 but struggled to hold down a regular spot with GWS, playing only 18 games over three seasons. In 2017, de Boer put together an excellent season with GWS that saw him win All-Australian selection and be named runner up in the club's best and fairest award behind Heath Shaw.

The 28 year old looks set to join Adelaide as a free agent at the end of this season after rejecting an offer from GWS to stay another year. Matt de Boer was drafted by Fremantle with the 24th pick in the 2009 AFL Draft. He made his debut for Fremantle in Round 2 of the 2009 season against Essendon at Subiaco Oval.

DeBoer played 138 games for Fremantle, scoring 48 goals during that time. In 2017, de Boer signed with Greater Western Sydney as a free agent and has since played 73 games, kicking 30 goals across those seasons. Matt de Boer is one of only two players to have scored 100 or more goals for both Fremantle and Greater Western Sydney (the other player being Jonathon Patton).

30. Lachlan Ash

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2020–: Greater Western Sydney: 25 (1)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 6, 2021.
  • Greater Western Sydney Giants Rising Star (2020)

Lachlan Ash is a defender from Victoria who was drafted by the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the 2019 AFL draft. He made his debut for the club in their game against the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on 19 June 2020.

Ash stands at 186 cm and weighs 80 kg, which makes him an imposing figure up front for his side. As a midfielder, Lachlan can rotate between defence and midfield as needed - giving him plenty of versatility on the field to use in any given situation.

Ash has shown great potential during his time with GWS so far, developing into one of the team's key players over recent seasons Lachlan Ash is a talented young player who has impressed with his performances for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the AFL.

Ash was born in New South Wales, but moved to Australia as a child and grew up playing football at local clubs before joining the GWS Academy in 2016. The 20-year-old has been an important part of the Giants’ development under head coach Leon Cameron and looks set to continue that progress this season after being named on the bench for their opening game against Collingwood.

Ash is known for his strong marking ability and accurate kicking abilities, which have seen him score one goal so far this season. He is sure to be a key player for GWS over the next few years.

31. Dylan Shiel

Dylan Shiel Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2018: Greater Western Sydney: 135 (64)
  • 2019–: Essendon: 64 (19)
  • Total: : 199 (83)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.
  • All-Australian team: 2017, 22under22 team: 2015, 2012 AFL Rising Star: nominee

Dylan Shiel was born on March 9th 1993 in Dandenong, Victoria. He played his junior football for the Dandenong Stingrays before being drafted by the Giants with their first selection (number nine) in the 2012 National Draft.

Dylan has since made his way up through the Essendon ranks and is currently a regular member of their senior side. A hard-nosed midfielder, Shiel is known for his ability to win contested ball and use it well down field – often creating opportunities for himself or team-mates from there.

In 2015 he won both the Michael Tuck medal (given to Essendon's best and fairest player) and John Worsfold Medal (the club's most prestigious award). Best & Fairest awards as well as being named an All Australian representative for the first time in his career, despite missing much of season due to injury .

32. Tom Green

Tom Green Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2020–: Greater Western Sydney: 29 (14)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of round 4 2022.
  • 2x AFL Rising Star nominee: 2020,2021

Tom Green was drafted by the Giants with their 10th selection in the 2019 national draft. The 21-year-old midfielder made his debut for the club in Round 1 of 2020 against Geelong at Sydney Showground Stadium and has since played 23 matches, including 7 this season.

Tom is 191 cm tall and weighs 92 kg, which makes him a powerful midfield player who can break through defences. He comes from Townsville in Queensland and attended Churchill State High School before joining Greater Western Sydney’s junior Academy in July 2019 Tom Green is a key member of the Greater Western Sydney side and has been since he joined in 2020.

He's played 29 games for the club so far and has scored 14 goals. His Rising Star nomination in 2020 was well-deserved, as he was one of the best players on ground that year. Tom is an aggressive player who brings plenty of energy to every game he plays, both offensively and defensively. He will be looking to continue his good form in 2022 with Greater Western Sydney still competing at a high level in the AFL competition.

33. Matt Flynn

Career

Matt Flynn was born in Adelaide, South Australia on the 25th of September 1992. He played his junior football for Woodville-West Torrens before being drafted by the Sydney Swans with their first selection (number 5 overall) in the 2010 AFL Draft.

Flynn made his senior debut for Sydney against Richmond in round 1, 2011 and went on to play 26 games over 2 seasons at the Swans before being traded to Greater Western Sydney Giants ahead of the 2015 season. In his time with both clubs he has developed into a consistent performer across half back flank, averaging 22 disposals and 3 tackles per game since joining GWSH during 2016 season.

Matt Flynn is contracted to GWSH until 2020 and is expected to be a key player for this years campaign as they look to improve upon last year’s 9th placed finish

34. Jake Stein

Jake Stein Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2017–2022: Greater Western Sydney: 20 (1)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2022.

Jake Stein is a professional footballer who plays for Greater Western Sydney in the Australian A-League. He has previously played for Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory and Melbourne City FC in the A-League.

Jake Stein also holds an American passport and was born in Penrith, New South Wales to an American father and a Australian mother. He represented Australia at under-20 level before making his senior international debut in 2016 against Qatar.

In 2019, Stein signed with Greater Western Sydney after being released by Melbourne City FC at the end of the 2018/19 season. Jake Stein was born and raised on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. He started playing football at a young age with his local junior club before moving to Sydney to play for Greater Western Sydney (GWS) in 2016.

Jake has had an impressive career so far, winning the 2017 Best and Fairest award as well as being selected in the AFL All-Australian team that year. In 2018, he captained GWS to their first ever premiership victory – a moment which he describes as one of the highlights of his career so far. Jake is now contracted to stay with GWS until 2022, and is looking forward to continuing his successful spell with the club in future years.

35. Sam Reid

Sam Reid Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2010-: Sydney: 181 (183)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • Sydney premiership player: 2012, 2011 AFL Rising Star nominee

Sam Reid is a talented Australian football player who was drafted in the 2009 national draft. Sam Reid has played for several teams, most notably Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup competition where he helped them win two premierships and be runners-up on another occasion.

In 2017, Reid signed with Sydney FC as a key forward/ruckman and has since made an impact, scoring eleven goals in twenty-three appearances so far this season. Sam Reids athleticism and aerial ability make him an extremely dangerous player on the field and his competitive nature ensures that he always gives 100% effort when playing football.

With many years of experience under his belt, Sam Reid is now looking to continue his career at one of Europe's top clubs and show everyone what he can do. Sam Reid is a talented footballer who has played for Sydney since 2010. In 2012, he won the premiership with Sydney and was also named an AFL Rising Star nominee that year. Sam is known as one of the hardest workers in the game and often put in long hours during training sessions and matches.

He is contracted to Sydney until 2022 which shows his commitment to the club - hopefully he can continue his success there.

36. Dean Brogan

Dean Brogan Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2000–2011: Port Adelaide: 174 (50)
  • 2012–2013: Greater Western Sydney: 19 (3)
  • Total: : 193 (53)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
  • Port Adelaide premiership player 2004, Showdown Medal Rd.6 2009 (Showdown XX), SFL "Greatest Exports Team" - Ruck

Dean Brogan is a ruckman who has played for the Adelaide Crows, South Adelaide and Port Adelaide in the AFL. Dean Brogan made his debut with the Crows in 2000 and has since played over 200 games for the club.

In 2009, Dean Brogan was traded to South Adelaide where he spent two seasons before moving back to Port Adelaide in 2011. Dean Brogan won both of his premierships with Port Adelaide (2011 & 2014) and represented Australia at international level on numerous occasions.

In 2018, Dean announced his retirement from professional football after 15 years playing at the highest level possible. Dean Brogan is a former AFL player who spent the majority of his career with Port Adelaide. In 2004, he helped the Power win their first premiership and was later rewarded with a championship medal.

He left the club at the end of 2013 after playing 193 games over 7 seasons. Dean has also been involved in various other sporting ventures, including being captain of an SFL "Greatest Exports Team" as well as playing for South Australia in cricket and tennis respectively. Dean's greatest achievement may be raising two young children while still maintaining a high level of professional football play - something that many athletes would find difficult to do.

37. Tom Boyd

Tom Boyd Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2014: Greater Western Sydney: 9 (8)
  • 2015–2019: Western Bulldogs: 52 (42)
  • Total: : 61 (50)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2019.
  • AFL premiership player (2016), AFL Rising Star nominee: 2015

Tom Boyd was drafted No. 1 in the 2013 national draft and has since played for Eastern Ranges (TAC Cup) and Norwood Football Club (Victoria). He is a key forward/ruckman who can play both on ground and off it, having averaged 18 disposals per game over his career.

Boyd won a best-and-fairest with Norwood in 2016 before joining the Western Bulldogs at the end of that season. He made his AFL debut against Richmond in round one of the 2017 season, kicking two goals from 20 disposals. In 2018 he was an All Australian selection after averaging 29 marks and 11 tackles per game to help lead the Dogs to their first premiership since 1954.

He signed a five-year contract extension with the Bulldogs at the conclusion of 2018 season which will keep him at Whitten Oval until 2024 Tom Boyd was a key player for the Western Bulldogs over the past five seasons, and helped lead them to back-to-back premierships in 2015 and 2016. He played a starring role in both of those campaigns, averaging 42 goals per season. Boyd is also a two-time AFL Rising Star nominee, having been recognised as one of Australia's best young players in both 2014 and 2015.

With his contract up at the end of 2019, it will be interesting to see what direction he takes next – either into an NFL career or continuing his playing days with another club in Australia's premier league competition.

38. Josh Growden

Career

Josh Growden is a journalist and author who specializes in investigative journalism. He has written for The Guardian, HuffPost, TIME Magazine, and other publications.

His work often focuses on exposing corruption in government and business sectors. Growden was awarded the prestigious George Polk Award for his reporting on the Panama Papers scandal.

He currently lives in London with his wife and two children. Josh Growden is a young man who wants to make a difference in the world. Josh has always been passionate about helping others and feels that he can do more by using his skills and knowledge.

He loves spending time with family and friends, whether it's going out for dinner or just hanging out at home watching TV together. Josh is an accomplished musician who has played in many bands over the years, including one that was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Josh also volunteers extensively, both locally and internationally, working with organizations like Feeding America and The Red Cross to help those in need. In his free time, you can usually find him exploring new neighborhoods or taking hikes near where he lives - anything to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of city life.

Josh truly believes that if everyone did their part then we could make some real change in this world - something that excites him every day.

39. Zachary Williams

Zachary Williams Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2013–2020: Greater Western Sydney: 113 (27)
  • 2021–: Carlton: 14 (5)
  • Total: : 127 (32)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 19 2021.
  • 2013 AFL Rising Star nominee, 22under22 team: 2016

Zachary Williams was born in Narrandera, New South Wales on 20 September 1994. He played junior football for the localNarrandera club before being drafted by the Giants with pick 54 in 2013’s rookie draft.

Zachary made his AFL debut against Gold Coast at Manuka Oval in round 5 of the 2013 season and has since gone on to play 86 games for GWS. In 2017, he signed a two-year contract extension with Greater Western Sydney that will keep him at the club until 2020.

Zachary is recognised as one of Australia’s best defenders and has been named an All Australian twice (in 2015 and 2018). Outside of football, Zachary works as a personal trainer/coach and loves spending time with his girlfriend and young son . Zachary Williams was drafted by Greater Western Sydney in 2013 and played with the club until 2020.

He then joined Carlton for the 2021 season. Zachary Williams is a midfielder who can play either as a key forward or on the wing. 3. In his 127 games, he has scored 32 goals which makes him one of Carlton's most prolific players over recent seasons. 4. Zachary Williams is an aggressive player who likes to take on opponents head-on, often winning ball contests and creating space for teammates downfield.

5. His strong work ethic and determination have seen him develop into one of Carlton's most important players over recent seasons

40. Bobby Hill

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2019–2022: Greater Western Sydney: 41 (34)
  • 2023–: Collingwood: 0 (0)
  • Total: : 41 (34)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.

Ian Hill was born on 9 February 2000 in Joondanna, Western Australia. Bobby first played junior football for Perth (WAFL) club Swan Districts before being drafted by the Melbourne Demons with pick 24 of the 2018 AFL draft.

He made his debut for Melbourne against Richmond at MCG on 14 July 2019 and finished with 1 goal from 2 disposals and a contested mark. Hill is 178cm tall and weighs 146kg, which makes him an effective forward option for Greater Western Sydney in their inaugural season in the AFL competition.

Bobby Hill was drafted by the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the 2019 National Draft. He made his debut for the club during the 2020 season, playing 41 games and scoring 34 goals. In 2021, Bobby Hill signed with Collingwood as a free agent, but did not play any games for them due to injury. He is contracted to GWS until 2022 and then Collingwood until 2024.

Bobby Hill is known for his strong marking ability at ground level and has been praised by many commentators as one of Australia's most promising young players..

41. Leon Cameron

Leon Cameron Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 1990–1999: Footscray/Western Bulldogs: 172 (68)
  • 2000–2003: Richmond: 84 (40)
  • Total: : 256 (108)
  • Years: Club: Games (W–L–D)
  • 2014–2022: Greater Western Sydney: 193 (101–88-4)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003., 3 Coaching statistics correct as of Round 9, 2022.
  • Charles Sutton Medal 1993

Leon Cameron is a defender who has played for Greater Western Sydney since 2016. Leon Cameron was drafted in the 1988 national draft and made his debut with Caramut in 1990.

He went on to play for Adelaide United, Newcastle Jets, Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory before joining Greater Western Sydney in 2016. Cameron has represented Australia at international level, making 11 appearances between 1995 and 2001 inclusive before retiring from international football due to injury.

Leon Cameron is an experienced player having played over 200 senior games in his career so far. Leon Cameron played 254 games for Footscray/Western Bulldogs and Richmond over a decade-long career, amassing 108 goals. In his 10 seasons as a player, Leon was part of multiple premiership teams and is widely considered to be one of the best players in Footscray/Western Bulldogs history.

After retiring from playing, Leon transitioned into coaching with Greater Western Sydney where he has so far led them to three consecutive finals series (2015–2018).

42. Jeremy Finlayson

Jeremy Finlayson Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2015-2021: Greater Western Sydney: 66 (90)
  • 2022-: Port Adelaide: 20 (21)
  • Total: : 86 (111)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 23 2022.

Jeremy Finlayson is a 26-year-old Australian Rules footballer who plays for Greater Western Sydney in the AFL. Finlayson was drafted by GWS with their 69th pick in the 2014 national draft and made his debut against Geelong in Round 15 of the 2017 season.

He stands at 6'6" tall and has kicked 18 goals from 22 games this season, averaging 13 disposals and 3 marks per game. Jeremy's father, Phil, played 100 matches for Fitzroy (in both the VFL and WAFL) during an illustrious career that saw him represent Australia on 11 occasions between 1987-1996.

Jeremy started playing cricket when he was five years old but switched to rugby league soon after because it was more affordable; he represented Wests Tigers U18s before making the switch to Aussie Rules as a 19-year old trainee with Sydney Hills NEAOLDL side in 2013. In addition to his football commitments, Finlayson also works as a personal trainer part time - one of many reasons why he loves spending time away from training sessions.

43. Aidan Corr

Aidan Corr Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2013–2020: Greater Western Sydney: 98 (2)
  • 2021–: North Melbourne: 2 (0)
  • Total: : 100 (2)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 2, 2021.

Aidan Corr is a Ireland international and was drafted by Greater Western Sydney in the 2012 national draft. He made his debut for Northern Knights in the TAC Cup in 2013 and has since played 108 games, including 54 this season.

Aidan Corr is renowned for his strong marking and ability to win ball at ground level. He joined GWS on a two-year deal ahead of the 2017 AFL season Aidan Corr is a talented backman who has spent the past two seasons with Greater Western Sydney.

He played 98 games for the Giants before joining North Melbourne in 2021. Aidan Corr is known as an excellent reader of the game and can take control of a game from back halfback when needed. He showed his skills during his time at GWS, averaging 2 goals per season over two years.

The North Melbourne signing of Aidan Corr was seen as a coup by many AFL observers, who are excited to see what he can bring to the club on and off the field. His arrival could signal that the Kangaroos are looking to return to their former glory days sooner rather than later. Aidan Corr will be hoping to build on his impressive debut campaign with North Melbourne, where he averaged just 0 points over 2 matches but added plenty of toughness and physicality around ground zero in defence

44. Callum Brown

Callum Brown Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2017–2022: Collingwood: 70 (23)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.

Brown played for the Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup and was drafted by Collingwood with their 35th pick in 2016. Brown made his AFL debut against Richmond at MCG on 12 June 2017, where he had 15 disposals and a goal.

Brown is considered to be a key player for Collingwood this season, as they look to improve upon last year's 8th-placed finish. Brown was born and raised in Victoria, but played for Collingwood from 2017-2022. He is 178 cm tall and weighs 73 kg.

Brown plays as a midfielder, averaging 23 games and 70 goals during that time span. Brown has been described by some as an "explosive" player who can take the ball upfield quickly or use his speed to run off half back lines. In September of 2020, he was reported for striking Melbourne's Jayden Hunt in the face with his elbow - this saw him suspended for three matches (including the Grand Final).

This caused some controversy because Hunt had hit Brown first; however, no charges were brought against either player due to insufficient evidence being found on either side. Despite these controversies, Callum Brown remains one of Collingwood's most highly rated players - many expecting him to be part of Australia's 2022 World Cup squad if selected.

45. Xavier O'Halloran

Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2019–: Greater Western Sydney: 33 (6)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of Round 22 2022.

Xavier O'Halloran was born on July 11th, 2000 in Essendon, Victoria. Xavier played for the Western Jets in the TAC Cup before being drafted by GWS in 2018.

At 186cm and 87kg, he is a powerful midfielder who can take control of games. He has experience playing both inside and outside midfield which will be beneficial to his development at Greater Western Sydney..

Xavier O'Halloran is a key forward for the Greater Western Sydney Giants. He made his debut in 2019 and has already scored six goals in 33 games. Xavier was born on March 2nd, 1995 in Ireland. He came to Australia as a refugee when he was just five years old and started playing football with the Kenthurst Junior Football Club.

After impressing at junior level, Xavier joined the GWS Academy in 2013 and played 50 matches for their under-18s side before making his senior debut later that year. In 2018, Xavier led GWS in goal scoring with 36 majors while also winning both the Coleman Medal (AFL's highest individual honour) and Norm Smith Medal (the AFL Players Association's player of the year award).

Xavier is one of only two players – along with Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Beams - to have won all four major AFL awards available to players: bestand fairest (2013), Brownlow Medal (2014), Coleman Medal (2018) and Norm Smith Medal (2019).

46. Tom Scully

Tom Scully Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2010–2011: Melbourne: 31 (6)
  • 2012–2018: Greater Western Sydney: 121 (67)
  • 2019–2020: Hawthorn: 35 (16)
  • Total: : 187 (89)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2020.

Tom Scully was drafted No. 1 in the 2009 National Draft and debuted for Dandenong Stingrays in 2010. Tom Scully has played over 200 games for Hawthorn since debuting in 2014, winning a premiership with the club in 2018.

Tom Scully is considered one of the best midfielders in the competition and is highly rated by his teammates and coaches alike. Tom Scully is a midfielder who has played for Melbourne and Greater Western Sydney in the AFL.

He was drafted by the Demons with pick No. 31 in the 2010 AFL Draft and spent four seasons there before moving to GWS in 2012. In 2018, he signed with Hawthorn on a three-year deal and has since been one of their best players, averaging 16 goals per season.

A talented attacking player, Scully is known for his ability to take high marks and score goals from close range – something that has helped him become one of the most potent forwards in the league over the past few years. His versatility also allows him to be used as a defender or forward interchangeably, which makes him an extremely valuable asset for any team looking to compete at both ends of the field.

Born in Tasmania but raised mostly Down Under, Scully is now considered one of Australia’s leading international footballers after making his debut for its national team late last year. With several good performances under his belt already (including being named captain of Team Oceania at this year’s World Cup), it looks like there could be many more trophies left on offer for Tom Scully down the road.

47. Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2002–2015: Geelong: 253 (452)
  • 2016–2017: Greater Western Sydney: 40 (64)
  • Total: : 293 (516)
  • 3× AFL premiership player: 2007, 2009, 2011, 3× All-Australian team: 2007, 2008, 2010, Norm Smith Medal: 2007, 2× Geelong leading goalkicker: 2008, 2010, VFL premiership player: 2002

Johnson was a prolific forward for Geelong and played 253 games with the club. He was drafted by Geelong in 2001 and spent four seasons with the Cats before moving to Sydney in 2005.

Johnson had stints at Melbourne (2007-2008) and GWS Giants (2017-present) before retiring from playing in 2018. In retirement, Johnson has worked as an assistant coach with the GWS Giants' NEAFL side and is currently their head development coach.

Johnson's passion outside of sport is spending time with his wife and two young daughters - he enjoys fishing, golfing, cooking and watching cricket. Johnson is a three-time AFL premiership player with Melbourne and Geelong, as well as an All Australian.

He was also a standout VFL player for the Cats before being drafted by Melbourne in 2002. Johnson began his GWS career in good form, kicking 40 goals from his first 46 games over two seasons. However, injuries have limited him to just 16 games this season – which has led to speculation about whether he will stay at the Giants next year

48. Adam Tomlinson

Adam Tomlinson Career

  • Years: Club: Games (Goals)
  • 2012–2019: Greater Western Sydney: 140 (35)
  • 2020–: Melbourne: 28 (0)
  • Total: : 168 (35)
  • 1 Playing statistics correct to the end of the 2022 season.
  • Inaugural Greater Western Sydney team, 2013 AFL Rising Star nominee, VFL premiership player: 2022

Adam Tomlinson was born on 10 August 1993 in Oakleigh, a suburb of Melbourne. He played his junior football with the Oakleigh Chargers and made his senior debut for the club in 2010.

In 2011, he was drafted by Greater Western Sydney as one of their academy players and made his AFL debut in 2012. He has since played 131 games for the Giants, including playing every game during their 2017 premiership season.

In 2018, he joined Melbourne ahead of their inaugural season in the Australian Football League (AFL). Adam Tomlinson was drafted with the fifth pick in the 2012 AFL Draft by Greater Western Sydney. He made his debut for GWS in round 1 of the 2013 season and finished eleventh on their best and fairest list that year.

In 2018, Tomlinson joined Melbourne as a free agent after leaving GWS at the end of the 2017 season. He played 28 matches for Melbourne over two seasons, scoring 35 goals to finish third behind Josh Kennedy and Patrick Cripps in Melbourne's goalkicking rankings both years. Tomlinson is known as one of Australia's most exciting young prospects, having been named an inaugural AFL Rising Star nominee in 2013 and winning VFL premierships with Werribee City in 2016 and 2022 respectively.

Final Words

. . The Greater Western Sydney Giants are one of the most successful Australian Rules Football teams in history, having won three premierships and four minor premierships.

Some of the best players to have played for GWS include Steve Smith, Nathan Buckley, Josh Kennedy, Jeremy Cameron and Darren Glass.

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