Giants defender Phil Davis will remain in the club's leadership group.

Giants defender Phil Davis will remain in the club's leadership group. Photo: Wolter Peeters

GWS Giants defender Phil Davis says the club will tap into the experience of marquee recruit Shane Mumford and try to emulate the famous Bloods culture ingrained in cross-town rivals the Sydney Swans.

Mumford and fellow premiership winners Heath Shaw and Stephen Gilham were the new faces in the six-player leadership group the Giants announced on Thursday.

This year's co-captains Davis and Callan Ward, along with vice-captain Tom Scully, retain their spots, although those positions are yet to be finalised.

The Giants hope to learn from star recruit Shane Mumford.

The Giants hope to learn from star recruit Shane Mumford. Photo: Jay Cronan

Mumford spent four seasons with the Swans and was a part of their premiership-winning team in 2012, while Shaw lifted the cup aloft in 2010 with Collingwood among more than 170 games for the Magpies.

Davis said all three premiership players would add invaluable experience to a Giants group brimming with young talent, but singled out the Swans as an environment they would like to replicate.

''It'll be great to get an insight into the Bloods culture at the Swans and how we can get aspects of that into the Giants,'' Davis said. ''You look at the way they play and their ability to play well no matter injuries or form.

''You've got to be stupid not to look at that and that is something we'd love to get at our footy club.

''To be able to perform like that on a consistent basis they must have some things going on really well within the four walls.''

The Giants will be able to test out their new leadership structure when they host the Swans in a NAB Challenge game at Manuka Oval on February 20.

While it is technically a pre-season fixture, there won't be any love lost after the Swans beat the Giants in the race to secure Hawks superstar Lance Franklin.

The Giants returned serve in signing Mumford and are confident their talented young list will continue to improve.

They are already planning for the future, with eight of their brightest prospects, including All Australian forward Jeremy Cameron and gun midfielder Stephen Coniglio, named in the emerging leaders' group. ''These are the people who hopefully will be the future captains of the footy club and drive the standards for years to come,'' Davis said.