Greater Western Sydney Giants

Magpie Adams fined for being drunk

Taylor Adams has run into trouble.

Jon Pierik   Emerging Collingwood midfielder Taylor Adams was issued with an on-the-spot fine for being drunk in a public place in Geelong on Sunday night.

Bombers focus on fitness as court cases swirl

Water torture: Jobe Watson (centre) and Brendan Goddard (left) lead the Bombers to dry land.

Jon Pierik   As ongoing court dramas leave Essendon's players facing an uncertain start to the season, the Bombers on Saturday continued to concentrate on the only thing they can - improving their fitness.

Conca, Ellis back on track for Tigers

Conca's recovery progress indicates he will be fit in time for next month's NAB Challenge.

Jon Pierik   Richmond midfielders Reece Conca and Corey Ellis have yet to rejoin full training but the Tigers are confident that will soon change.

Mohr targets quick return after knee op

Tim Mohr.

Ronny Lerner   GWS defender Tim Mohr is on track to make a speedy recovery from his knee reconstruction, according to co-captain Callan Ward.

Can your team's AFL veterans keep on kicking?

Dustin Fletcher (right), preparing for a remarkable 23rd season, is still seen as a vital piece in defence, while the clever Jason Winderlich (left) had a strong 2014 and made the right call to play on.

Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane   As the pre-season summer slog resumes and the intensity of training rises, many of the game's elder statesmen may be beginning to wonder whether this is their last campaign - either through receiving the dreaded post-season nudge from their coaches, or through their own volition.

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Heppell wants Bombers to have long-term success

Dyson Heppell shone the last time Essendon played North Melbourne.

Jon Pierik   Future Essendon captain Dyson Heppell says the culture of the club, and an ambition for sustained success, were the key reasons for signing a lucrative five-year deal.

GWS player Toby Greene fined after Zagame's assault

GWS player Toby Greene arrives at Melbourne Magistrates Court.

An AFL player has escaped conviction over a drunken assault at a Melbourne bistro that left a bouncer with nightmares.

McKenna an Aussie sporting Giant

‘I was devastated, I didn’t know what to think.’ - Patrick McKenna on Phil Hughes' death.

Michael Gleeson   Australia's under-19 cricket captain Patrick McKenna discusses why he gave the game away for football and a life now as a Giant

Belconnen mates live an AFL 'miracle'

Port Adelaide recruit, Canberra's Logan Austin.

Chris Wilson   Same school, same club, same dream - best mates from the Belconnen Magpies, Logan Austin and Jack Steele, have been drafted to the AFL.

Canberran hopefuls at the mercy of the AFL draft

Logan Austin

David Polkinghorne   For the first time in his career, Belconnen key defender Logan Austin feels helpless.

Club-by-club guide to the 2014 AFL draft: part one

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Emma Quayle   Everything you need to know for the AFL Draft with your club-by-club guide to your team's draft needs, hopes and dreams.

Top draft slot still up for grabs, but Giants hold the keys to first-round order

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Emma Quayle   Top draft slot still up for grabs, but Giants hold the keys to first round order 

Katich given Giant AFL promotion

Moved up the order: Simon Katich has been promoted at GWS.

Former Australian cricketer Simon Katich has been promoted to football operations manager at AFL club Greater Western Sydney.

Steele gets Giant headstart

Jack Steele has used his extra time on the track to impress coach Leon Cameron.

David Polkinghorne   Canberra young gun begins pre-season training.


Giants owe Canberra wins: Cameron

The Giants haven't had the best record at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne   Giants coach Leon Cameron says his club owes Canberra better results at Manuka Oval in 2015.

2015 AFL fixture: Greater Western Sydney

Greater Western Sydney's fixture for the 2015 home and away season

Manuka to host GWS and Swans in NAB Challenge

The name on everyone's lips: $10 million man Buddy Franklin.

GWS Giants will host the Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval

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Giants expect Sunny Anzac Day without Victorian club


David Polkinghorne   The GWS Giants seemingly have missed out on luring a big Victorian club to Canberra for Anzac Day, but there could be some consolation with AFL powerhouse Geelong pencilled on their draft 2015 fixture at Manuka Oval.

AFL - not really the game of the people

Illustratiuon: Mick Connolly

Peter Hanlon   As the Bulldogs tossed zeroes in the air and Tom Boyd dived for the nearest pen, a country community that produces sporting stars like spuds was looking the other way. Real life and death is a sober reminder that AFL football actually isn't.

Silvagni set to quit GWS

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Caroline Wilson   The man who put together the playing list of the AFL's youngest team is set to quit the club after the 2014 national draft.