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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Eastlake's Harrison Himmelberg picked for AFL draft combine

David Polkinghorne  Canberra's Harrison Himmelberg is one of the 76 players named on Monday for this year's AFL national draft combine.

Eastlake's Harrison Himmelberg is Canberra's best AFL draft prospect: Kevin Sheehan

Harry Himmelberg, right, is a great AFL draft prospect.

David Polkinghorne Eastlake's Harrison Himmelberg is shaping as Canberra's best prospect at this year's draft.

Geelong Cats belt GWS Giants in ugly AFL contest in front of soldout Manuka

GWS player Jack Steele.

David Polkinghorne The Cats proved too strong for GWS in front of nearly 15,000 fans at Manuka Oval on Saturday.

GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron says it's too early to write off Geelong veterans

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says if Geelong wants to offload some of their aging premiership stars, then they'll be more than welcome to travel up the Hume Highway.

GWS Giants need to start beating teams like Geelong Cats: Joel Patfull

Joel Patfull of the Giants.

David Polkinghorne Can the Giants make it three wins from three games in Canberra?

Jack Steele an integral part of GWS Giants' future: Leon Cameron

Feeling at home: Giants youngster Jack Steele.

David Polkinghorne Giants coach says the Canberra kid is an "integral part" of the club's future.

GWS Giants on track for first Manuka Oval sell-out

Giants fans watch the team beat the Demons at Manuka Oval in April.

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney chief executive David Matthews says they might ask the AFL to bring Geelong back to Canberra next season as the Giants track towards their first Manuka...

St Kilda's Josh Bruce starting to feel at home among the AFL almighty

David Polkinghorne But it might just be a "scratch on the surface" of the Canberran's potential.

Phil Walsh's death touches Tuggeranong Hawks after Tara Costigan murder

Lee Gaskin and David Polkinghorne Having experienced their own tragedy this year, the Tuggeranong Hawks wanted to honour Phil Walsh.

Greater Western Sydney youngster Jack Steele's debut a long time coming

Ripping kid: Jack Steele threw himself into his debut game for the Giants against the Kangaroos.

David Polkinghorne Your debut might seem like the start of the journey, but Belconnen junior Jack Steele had already begun his evolution into an AFL footballer before he ran out onto the Sydney Showgrounds to take on...

GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron backs Jack Steele to play against Richmond

Jack Steele of the Giants is tackled by Shaun Atley of the Kangaroos.

David Polkinghorne Steele begins his AFL journey.

GWS Giants boss David Matthews says debutante Jack Steele is a 'flag bearer' for AFL


David Polkinghorne David Matthews says Canberra's Jack Steele was a "flag bearer for the future of the game".

Jack Steele to make AFL debut as GWS Giants coach Leon Cameron makes six changes

Canberra's Jack Steele will make his AFL debut for the GWS Giants against North Melbourne on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron says  Jack Steele could have made his AFL debut "four or five weeks ago"  and  "100 per cent" deserves to play against North...

Giants injuries opens door for Jack Steele's AFL debut

Jack Steele's chances of an AFL debut have risen along with the Giants' injury toll.

David Polkinghorne Will the Canberra product get the call-up for his debut?

Canberra's Jack Steele named GWS Giants emergency for fifth week running

Jack Steele.

David Polkinghorne It's just a matter of time before the Belconnen junior gets a Giants call-up.

Canberra's Jack Steele chance of AFL debut after named on GWS Giants extended bench

David Polkinghorne Greater Western Sydney recruit Jack Steele has had a taste of AFL footy, now he's a chance of experiencing the real thing.

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

Dylan Shiel of the Giants is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Suns.

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...