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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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...

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


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.