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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Jason Akermanis backs GWS Giants to make AFL finals, offers to coach Gold Coast

David Polkinghorne Puts his hand up for Gold Coast job.

GWS Giants trainer David Joyce worked with Harry Kewell, Blackburn

GWS head of Athletic Performance David Joyce.

David Polkinghorne  He was "thick as thieves" with Harry Kewell and Lucas Neill, worked with former English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers and has been part of two Olympic Games teams.

GWS Giants want to become a fixture at Manuka on Anzac Day

David Polkinghorne Can they repeat their first ever AFL win against the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday?

Giants midfielder Stephen Coniglio recalls Anzac Day trip to Gallipoli

Stephen Coniglio of the Giants.

David Polkinghorne When The Last Post rings out across Manuka Oval on Saturday, Greater Western Sydney midfielder Stephen Coniglio's mind will drift back to the Anzac Day he spent at Gallipoli four...

GWS Giants boss David Matthews aiming for 10,000 Canberra members

The GWS Giants are aiming to secure 10,000 Canberra members.

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney chief executive David Matthews has set the ambitious goal of having 10,000 Canberra-based members by 2018, which would put the AFL club on a par with the Canberra Raiders and...

Dermott Brereton says Josh Bruce could help extend St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt's career

Josh Bruce of the Saints

David Polkinghorne When former St Kilda coach Scott Watters called Dermott Brereton looking for a key defender, the five-time Hawthorn premiership hero had no hesitation in suggesting Josh Bruce.

ACT government to look into four GWS Giants games at Manuka Oval

Melbourne Demons v GWS Giants at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne The ACT government will consider bringing a fourth Greater Western Sydney home-and-away game to Canberra - provided the Giants can start selling out Manuka Oval.

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GWS Giants produce best ever quarter to blow Melbourne Demons off Manuka

Joel Patfull of the Giants competes with Mark Jamar of the Demons during the round two AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Melbourne Demons at Startrack Oval.

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says his young Giants owed their Canberra fans a win and he was thrilled with the emphatic way they were able to deliver against the Melbourne Demons at...

GWS Giants want to make Manuka Oval a fortress

Leon Cameron.

David Polkinghorne Giants coach Leon Cameron wants to start turning Manuka Oval into a fortress. 

Melbourne Demons say Aaron vandenBerg on track to be long-term AFL player

Aaron vandenBerg trains at Manuka Oval on Friday.

David Polkinghorne Melbourne Demons say recruit Aaron vandenBerg is an inspiration to Canberra footballers.

GWS Giants want to make winning a habit against Melbourne

Lachie Whitfield of the Giants kicks during the round one AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on April 5, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney are only the "babies" of the AFL, but winger Lachie Whitfield says the Giants need to make winning a habit and start to turn the tables on the clubs that have given them "a...

Ryan Griffen already paying his way for Giants, says Callan Ward

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David Polkinghorne Ryan Griffen might have made a quiet start to his Greater Western Sydney career, but Giants co-captain Callan Ward said his recruitment was already paying off for their young midfielders.

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Former Ainslie midfielder Aaron vandenBerg plays his role in Melbourne's upset of Gold Coast

VandenBerg moved to the ACT just four years ago and was part of Ainslie's 2011 NEAFL eastern conference premiership.

David Polkinghorne The nerves came in waves until the first bounce for Melbourne debutant Aaron vandenBerg, but then disappeared until the 23-year-old lined up for an important shot at goal as  Gold Coast...

St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt an 'inspiration': Josh Bruce

David Polkinghorne St Kilda forward Josh Bruce says his captain Nick Riewoldt's return to the AFL club so soon after the tragic death of his sister "speaks volumes of his strength as a person" and he is an inspiration...

Leon Cameron says GWS Giants coach must follow Gold Coast lead

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron admits there is pressure on his young side to follow the Gold Coast Suns up the AFL ladder and he wants a winning start in Canberra to help set that up.

GWS Giants forward Jeremy Cameron returning to 2013 form

SPORT: AFL: Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Left, Greater Western Sydney Giants player Jeremy Cameron in action. 22nd March 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney full-forward Jeremy Cameron says his injury interrupted 2014 is behind him and he'll go into round one against St Kilda filled with confidence.

Game called off and GWS Giants reserves player taken to hospital

Giants youngster Paul Ahern.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's ambulance service was kept busy on Sunday, with a Greater Western Sydney draftee taken to hospital with a sore neck on the same day two Sydney Swans stars were ferried to the emergency...

NAB Challenge: Lance Franklin and Kieren Jack cleared of injury as Sydney Swans edge GWS Giants

Lance Franklin

David Polkinghorne Swans star and co-captain both taken to hospital in pre-season clash.

Sydney Swans Craig Bird predicts GWS Giants to push for AFL top 8

Craig Bird of the Swans during last week's NAB Challenge match against Fremantle.

David Polkinghorne Sydney Swans midfielder Craig Bird says the players have spoken about atoning for last year's grand final defeat and their shock loss to cross-town rivals Greater Western Sydney.

GWS Giants defender Heath Shaw wants to keep Lance Franklin kickless

GWS player Heath Shaw models the Giants' 2015 ANZAC Day strip at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne Since moving from Collingwood, the two things Heath Shaw's missed are playing finals and on Anzac Day.