Greater Western Sydney Giants

Difficult times for Greater Western Sydney

The Giants have lost their famous ambassador Kevin Sheedy.

Caroline Wilson 12:55 AM   The inescapable conclusion that Greater Western Sydney are a club under significant pressure to improve their on-field operation was further underlined with the departure this week of their corporate and communications executive Nick Johnston.

Giants fined for listing wrong player addresses

Greater Western Sydney logo.

Caroline Wilson 12:55 AM   An administrative error at Greater Western Sydney has led to the club being fined $10,000 for listing the wrong addresses of four of its players to the Australian Anti-Doping Agency.

Giants and Suns embrace the rise as Bombers wait

Peter Hanlon dinkus Dinkus

Peter Hanlon   Nick Riewoldt calculated that it was his 11th season-launching captain's call. He looked over at the mob surrounding his Essendon counterpart with genuine compassion. "Poor Jobe, the last three years ..."

Riewoldt hopeful but not certain about round one

Nick Riewoldt and his sister Madeleine.

Peter Hanlon   St Kilda's captain says loss of his sister is still raw as he works towards playing again.

Cameron looks set for Giant season

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.

Franklin cleared of serious damage after concussion

Lance Franklin

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

Game called off as 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 department.

Swans seek giant retribution

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.

Giants defender Shaw wants to keep 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.

Harley preaches humbleness as Australian Football continues push into Sydney

Tom Harley spreads the word.

David Sygall   There is no shortage of ambition emanating from Sydney’s two senior clubs, but the man who spent three years strengthening the AFL’s grassroots in NSW and the ACT suggests the code should remain humble as it confirms its footing in its frontier territory.

Game fitness the goal for Tom Scully in GWS return

Game time: Tom Scully of the Giants.

David Sygall   GWS coach Leon Cameron is opting for a take-it-as-it-comes approach with Tom Scully, putting no limits on how much game time the midfielder will play against the Swans following a month out with an ankle injury.

Davis has Giant belief

Lance Franklin

David Polkinghorne   Except when it comes to Swans star Lance Franklin.

Cotchin returns to lift Tigers

Tigers skipper Trent Cotchin.

Ronny Lerner   Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has shrugged off a hamstring complaint to be fit for the Tigers' final practice match against North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Even Buddy better than last year

Lance Franklin of the Swans is challenged by Alex Silvagni of the Dockers.

David Polkinghorne   Swans captain Kieren Jack says star forward Lance Franklin is flying.

Shepherd wants fans to flock to Manuka

Former Swan Shane Mumford in action for the GWS Giants against his old club in the 2014 pre-season at Manuka Oval.

David Polkinghorne   GWS chairman Tony Shepherd has ambitions to draw bigger crowds in Canberra than NRL club Canberra.

Swans to unleash Franklin on GWS in Canberra

Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin.

David Polkinghorne   The Sydney Swans plan to "unleash" superstar Lance Franklin on rivals Greater Western Sydney at Manuka Oval and Giants coach Leon Cameron hopes it will help attract a crowd of 10,000 for their final pre-season game on Sunday.

Boy of Steele hoping to beat Swans in Canberra homecoming

Jack Steele of the Giants and Kyle Langford of the Bombers contest the ball during the NAB Challenge match at Spotless Stadium on Friday night.

Lee Gaskin   Premiership points won't be at stake, but impressive GWS Giants rookie Jack Steele would love nothing more than to send the Sydney Swans out of Canberra with their tails between their legs.

GWS Giants manhandle Essendon

Caught: Essendon's Kyle Langford is tackled in Friday night's clash with the Giants.

David Sygall   So often in the three seasons since Kevin Sheedy first coached Greater Western Sydney in the AFL they looked like kids playing against men.

There's no place like Sydney for recruits

Good move: Ryan Griffen, left, and Joel Patfull at Tamarama.

David Sygall   Sydney sporting clubs like to believe the local lifestyle can be a determining factor in an athlete's choice about where to play. Star Greater Western Sydney recruits Ryan Griffen and Joel Patfull are proof there is merit to the claim.

AFL's Giants commitment unwavering, as Sheedy departs for Essendon

Life member: Kevin Sheedy poses with his Giants jumper on Tuesday.

David Sygall   AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has paid tribute to Kevin Sheedy for his work helping set up and guiding the Greater Western Sydney Giants through their first few tumultuous years, and rejected concerns that the club was becoming a financial black hole for the governing body.