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2022 AFLW - Round 1 v Gold Coast Suns
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    Gold Coast v GIANTS
    Sunday, January 9 at 6:10pm (AEDT)
    Great Barrier Reef Arena

    Tickets

    The AFL has announced FREE ENTRY for the 2022 NAB AFL Women’s opening round clash against the Suns at the Great Barrier Reef Arena.

    Please Note: All attendees must QR code and present vaccine status on entry.

    Team Selection

    The GIANTS will name their final team on Saturday at 5:00pm at giants.afl.

    Most Valuable GIANT

    Vote for your Most Valuable GIANT! After our game on Sunday, GIANTS fans will be able to vote for their most valuable player in a 3, 2, 1 voting style. Vote exclusively on the GIANTS app - Click here to download it now.

    Broadcast

    The match will be broadcast live from 6:00pm on Sunday on 7two in NSW and the ACT, Foxtel, Kayo and the Official AFLW App.

    Social Media

    For all the latest news, follow @GWSGIANTS on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
     
    2022 AFLW - Round 2 v Fremantle
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    AFLW Game Day Guide: Round 2 v Dockers (gwsgiants.com.au)

    Fremantle v GIANTS
    Sunday, January 16 at 5:10pm (AEDT)
    Victoria University Whitten Oval

    Tickets

    Tickets will be on sale this Wednesday from 12pm AEDT.

    Team Selection

    The GIANTS will name their final team on Saturday at 5:30pm at giants.afl.

    Most Valuable GIANT

    Vote for your Most Valuable GIANT! After our game on Sunday, GIANTS fans will be able to vote for their most valuable player in a 3, 2, 1 voting style. Vote exclusively on the GIANTS app - Click here to download it now.

    Broadcast

    The match will be broadcast live from 5:00pm on Sunday on 7two in NSW and the ACT, Foxtel, Kayo and the Official AFLW App.

    Social Media

    For all the latest news, follow @GWSGIANTS on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
     

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    2022 AFLW - Round 4 v Western Bulldogs
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    OK, let's get back to the actual footy.

    Unfortunately, it would appear there's a COVID outbreak at the Giants, with a few players out due to "AFL Health & Safety Protocols", so several debutants coming in for this game. Plus Haneen out.


    Friday night footy will welcome two debutants and a new GIANT when the GIANTS take on the Western Bulldogs and celebrate Pride Round at Henson Park. Casidhe Simmons and Brodee Mowbray will debut for the GIANTS while former Kangaroo Jas Grierson will play her first game for the club.

    Also into the side are defenders Louise Stephenson and Libby Graham.

    Simmons is a former heptathlete that has brought her athletic abilities across to AFL and has shone playing for UNSW-ES Bulldogs in the AFL Sydney competition. The 26-year-old averaged two goals a game in the local competition and was selected at pick 60 in the most recent Draft.

    Mowbray is a tough and speedy midfielder and forward who has a reputation for being a strong tackler and being able to hunt the ball well around the contest. The 19-year-old was one of the best performing players in the AFL Sydney competition in 2021 and was a member of the Allies squad. The GIANTS selected Mowbray at pick 55 in the most recent Draft.

    23-year-old Grierson has played 32 games in the AFLW competition since beginning at the Demons for the inaugural season. She spent two seasons at Casey Fields before moving to North Melbourne for their first season in the competition and played 19 games there over the past three seasons. The defender joined the GIANTS ahead of the 2022 season and is playing her first game for the season.

    Rebecca Privitelli, Chloe Dalton, Pepa Randall and Katie Loynes will all miss the match due to the AFL’s Health and Safety protocols, while Haneen Zrekia won’t play for personal reasons. Tait Mackrill, who missed the round three match due to suspension, was also unavailable for selection under the AFL’s Health and Safety protocols.

    I think it will be a tough night for the first home game of the season.

    B: J.Grierson 10 E.Lorenzini 25
    HB: T.Hetherington 9 G.Garnett 17 A.Lister 14
    C: A.Eva (C) 2 A.Parker 3 N.Barr 8
    HF: C.Staunton 19 C.Simmons 28 A.Dallaway 30
    F: K.Smith 4 A.Morphett 22
    Foll: E.McKinnon 23 L.Graham 37 L.Steane 20
    I/C: B.Stack 15 L.Stephenson B.Mowbray 31 E.Pease 33 J.Doyle 5
    Emerg: TBA

    In: C.Simmons, B.Mowbray, J.Grierson, L.Stephenson, L.Graham
    Out: R.Privitelli, C.Dalton, P. Randall, K.Loynes, (Health & Safety protocols); H.Zreika (personal reasons)
     
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    2022 AFLW - Round 6 v Melbourne Demons
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    Match Details

    Demons v GIANTS
    Saturday, January 12 at 4:10pm (AEDT) Casey Fields

    Tickets

    Tickets will be on sale this Thursday from 12pm AEDT.

    Team Selection

    The GIANTS will name their final team on Friday at 5:30pm at giants.afl.


    Last Time They Met: The last time these two sides met was in the heartbreaking 2020 semi-final. It was the first final series for the GIANTS, with the match played at GIANTS Stadium in front of an empty stadium as the effects of COVID started to impact the world. The GIANTS led by 14 points heading into the final quarter but three goals to the Demons in the final term, the third with 25 seconds remaining, saw the GIANTS’ premiership hopes crushed by a 3-point margin.

    What it Means for the GIANTS: The GIANTS sit just outside the top six, one win behind those teams placed fifth to eighth. After having to postpone their round five match due to the AFL’s Health and Safety protocols, the GIANTS will be looking to return to the competition in the same form that saw them record a thrilling victory over the Western Bulldogs.

    Where’s the Opposition at: The Dees returned to the winners list in round five, defeating the Gold Coast Suns by 12 points. They currently sit third on the ladder, having dropped just the one game to the Adelaide Crows who are currently the only undefeated team.

    The Number: 15 – it will have been 15 days since the GIANTS last took to the footy field for competition points. The GIANTS last played in round four which resulted in a thrilling 21-point win over the Bulldogs at Henson Park.

    In the Mix: The GIANTS have now played every fit and available on their 2022 playing list, with 29 players having had their chance to impress Alan McConnell. The GIANTS last played in round four, with Rebecca Privitelli, Chloe Dalton, Katie Loynes, Georgia Garnett, Pepa Randall and Haneen Zrekia all out while Georgie Fowler, Brodee Mowbray, Casidhe Simmons and Jas Grierson debuted in the team’s impressive performance.

    TV & Online: The match will be broadcast live from 4pm(AEDT) on 7Mate as well as Foxtel, Kayo and the Official AFLW App.
     
    2022 AFLW - Round 7 v Adelaide Crows
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    The GIANTS have made four changes for their clash with the Crows this weekend at Henson Park.

    Tait Mackrill is one of the four changes, with the medium-forward playing her third game for the season.

    Defender’s Erin Lorenzini and Georgia Garnett return to the squad after a week out of the squad, with Lisa Steane also returning after being rested last week.

    Chloe Dalton and Erin McKinnon will miss the match due to injury, with Jasmine Grierson omitted and Jess Doyle rested.

    All listed players who aren’t on the injury list will play in the second round of the AFLW Summer Series this Sunday at Blacktown International Sportspark.

    Saturday, February 19​

    Greater Western Sydney v Adelaide at Henson Park, 3.10pm AEDT

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

    B:
    L.Graham 37 P.Randall 21
    HB: B.Stack 15 A.Lister 14 T.Hetherington 9
    C: E.Pease 33 A.Parker 3 K.Smith 4
    HF: R.Privitelli 19 C.Staunton 13 T.Mackrill 32
    F: L.Stephenson 12 K.Loynes 7
    Foll: A.Morphett 22 A.Eva (C) 2 L.Steane 20
    I/C: E.Lorenzini 25 G.Garnett 17 A.Dallaway 30 H.Zreika 24 N.Barr 8

    Emerg: J.Grierson 10 J.Doyle 5

    In: T.Mackrill, L.Steane, E.Lorenzini, G.Garnett
    Out: J.Grierson (omitted), E.McKinnon (concussion), C.Dalton (calf), J.Doyle (rested)

    ADELAIDE

    B:
    M.Newman 17 M.Rajcic 32
    HB: E.Jones 2 S.Allan C 39 N.Allen 8
    C: R.Martin 5 A.Hatchard 33 S.Thompson 14
    HF: D.Ponter 15 A.Woodland 24 J.Mules 23
    F: E.Phillips 13 B.Tonon 28
    Foll: C.Gould 1 E.Marinoff 10 T.Charlton 25
    I/C: H.Button 6 C.Biddell 12 M.McKinnon 21 H.Munyard 20 L.Whiteley 22

    Emerg: A.Considine 16 A.Ballard 27

    In: B.Tonon
    Out: A.Considine (omitted)

    Going to be another tough game for our ladies, but hopefully we can make a fight of it throughout the whole game.
     
    2022 AFLW - Round 5 v St Kilda (rescheduled)
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    GREATER Western Sydney forward Bec Privitelli has been omitted in favour of fourth-gamer Jess Doyle. The teenager will come in to face St Kilda after being rested last week, with the Giants also choosing to recall defender Jas Grierson in place of Libby Graham.

    Wednesday, February 23​

    Greater Western Sydney v St Kilda at Blacktown International Sportspark, 5.40pm AEDT

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

    B:
    B.Stack 15 A.Lister 14
    HB: E.Lorenzini 25 P.Randall 21 J.Grierson 10
    C: A.Eva C 2 A.Parker 3 L.Steane 20
    HF: J.Doyle 5 C.Staunton 13 T.Mackrill 32
    F: L.Stephenson 12 K.Smith 4
    Foll: A.Morphett 22 K.Loynes 7 A.Dallaway 30
    I/C: G.Garnett 17 T.Hetherington 9 H.Zreika 24 E.Pease 33 N.Barr 8

    Emerg: L.Graham 37 R.Privitelli 19

    In: J.Grierson, J.Doyle
    Out: R.Privitelli (omitted), L.Graham (omitted)

    ST KILDA

    B:
    T.Lucas-Rodd 18 R.Ott 20
    HB: B.Jakobsson 8 J.Van Dyk 36 H.Priest C 14
    C: M.McDonald 1 T.White 29 R.Saulitis 13
    HF: R.Watt 7 K.Shierlaw 12 A.Burke 3
    F: E.Friend 16 C.Greiser 17
    Foll: J.Vogt 10 J.Matin 19 N.Xenos 27
    I/C: K.McCarthy 9 A.Richards 22 C.Phillips 35 L.Burke 30 D.Guttridge 5

    Emerg: I.Shannon 11 T.Meyer 34

    In: T.White, D.Guttridge
    Out: N.Exon (rested), I.Shannon (omitted)
     
    2022 AFLW - Round 8 v Carlton
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    Star midfielder Rebecca Beeson will play her first game since round two as she makes her return to the GIANTS side for the AFLW clash against Carlton at Manuka Oval on Sunday night. Beeson is one of three changes for the crucial clash with ruck Erin McKinnon and young forward Brodee Mowbray returning to the side.

    Beeson – the 2019 Gabrielle Trainor Medal winner – hasn’t played since injuring her ankle in round two against the Fremantle Dockers.
    McKinnon returns to the line-up after missing the past two matches through the AFL’s concussion protocols.

    Mowbray will play her second game of the season after making her debut against the Western Bulldogs at Henson Park in round four. The 19-year-old is a tough and speedy midfielder and forward who has a reputation for being a strong tackler and being able to hunt the ball well around the contest

    Young ruck Ally Morphett has been rested for the GIANTS’ third game in eight days, while fellow youngster Jess Doyle and defender Jasmine Grierson have been omitted.

    The round eight clash will see the GIANTS continue the competition-wide celebrations for Indigenous Round, acknowledging the significant contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australian Football and the broader community. The GIANTS will once again run out in their specially-designed Indigenous jumper, created by Wiradjuri woman Leeanne Hunter.

    The GIANTS’ AFLW side return to the nation’s capital on Sunday night to take on the Blues with the match to start at 7:10pm. Tickets are available via Ticketek.

    GWS Giants v Carlton at Manuka Oval, 7.10pm AEDT

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

    B:
    B.Stack 15 A.Lister 14
    HB: T.Hetherington 9 P.Randall 21 E.Lorenzini 25
    C: E.Pease 33 A.Parker 3 L.Steane 20
    HF: N.Barr 8 C.Staunton 13 T.Mackrill 32
    F: L.Stephenson 12 A.Dallaway 30
    Foll: E.McKinnon 23 A.Eva C 2 K.Loynes 7
    I/C: H.Zreika 24 G.Garnett 17 R.Beeson 6 B.Mowbray 31 K.Smith 4

    Emerg: J.Grierson 10 R.Privitelli 19

    In: E.McKinnon, R.Beeson, B.Mowbray
    Out: J.Grierson (omitted), J.Doyle (omitted), A.Morphett (rested)

    CARLTON

    B:
    V.Laloifi 8 G.Pound 6
    HB: J.Dal Pos 2 P.Trudgeon 26 D.Walker 23
    C: M.Hill 10 G.Egan 1 K.Harrington C 9
    HF: D.Vescio 3 L.McEvoy 13 C.Jones 22
    F: N.Stevens 21 M.Guerin 18
    Foll: B.Moody 16 M.Prespakis 4 A.McKay 5
    I/C: G.Gee 19 E.O'Dea 46 N.Plane 32 K.Sherar 25 J.Good 15

    Emerg: L.Brazzale 12 P.Schaap 35
     
    2022 AFLW - Round 9 v Richmond Tigers
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    Tarni Evans will play her first game for season 2022 when the GIANTS run out at GIANTS Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Evans debuted last season for the GIANTS and played seven of the nine regular-season matches. However, a foot injury in the early weeks of pre-season has sidelined the 20-year-old to date. Standing at 180cm, Evans is a versatile utility who has the ability to make an impact all across the ground.

    Also returning to the side after an injury-riddled first year in the orange and charcoal is Chloe Dalton. Dalton sustained a calf strain in the round six loss to the Crows, forcing her to miss the past two matches.

    Forwards Rebecca Privitelli and Jess Doyle have also been recalled, with Katherine Smith, Lou Stephenson, Erin Lorenzini and Brodee Mowbray omitted.

    Saturday’s clash against the Tigers at GIANTS Stadium is just the second time the women’s side have played at the Sydney Olympic Park venue.

    Tickets for Saturday’s match are available through Ticketmaster.

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

    B:
    B.Stack 15 A.Lister 14
    HB: T Evans 18 T.Hetherington 9 P.Randall 21
    C: E.Pease 33 A.Parker 3 L.Steane 20
    HF: N.Barr 8 C.Staunton 13 T.Mackrill 32
    F: R.Privitelli 19 K.Loynes 7
    Foll: E.McKinnon 23 A.Eva 2 (C) A.Dallaway 30
    I/C: C Dalton 11 G.Garnett 17 R.Beeson 6 J Doyle 5 H.Zreika 24

    In: C Dalton T Evans R Privitelli J Doyle
    Out: K Smith, L Stephenson, E Lorenzini, B Mowbray (omitted)
     
    2022 AFLW - Round 10 v Geelong
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    Deckchairs being reshuffled, but Chloe Dalton and Alyce Parker missing is a huge concern for us.

    Not a particularly good season from us, all over after tonight at Geelong.


    The GIANTS will enter their final game of the season without star midfielders Alyce Parker and Chloe Dalton. Parker was forced out of Friday night’s match after suffering a concussion in the GIANTS’ round nine nail-biter against the Tigers, while Chloe Dalton was dealt a one-week suspension from the same match.

    Katherine Smith and Casidhe Simmons have both been added to the side to take on the Cats. Smith has played eight of the GIANTS’ games so far this season, including kicking the match-winning goal against the Saints in the rescheduled round five match at Blacktown International Sportspark.

    Simmons was one of three club debutants in round four, when the GIANTS recorded their best win of the season, defeating the Bulldogs by 21 points. The former heptathlete will be expected to add some speed into the GIANTS’ forward line for Friday’s match.

    The match between the Cats and the GIANTS will be broadcast live from 6pm on 7Mate in NSW and the ACT, Foxtel, Kayo and the Official AFLW App.

    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

    B:
    A.Lister 14 B.Stack 15
    HB: P.Randall 21 T.Hetherington 9 K Smith 4
    C: E.Pease 33 K.Loynes 7 H.Zreika 24
    HF: N.Barr 8 C.Staunton 13 J Doyle 5
    F: R.Privitelli 19 T.Mackrill 32
    Foll: E.McKinnon 23 A.Eva 2 (C) R.Beeson 6
    I/C: T Evans 18 Simmons 28 L.Steane 20 G.Garnett 17 A.Dallaway 30

    In: K Smith 4 C Simmons 38
    Out: A.Parker 3 (concussion) C Dalton 11 (suspended)


    Both sides suffered disappointing losses last week, Geelong because it didn't make the most of the opportunities it created and the Giants due to a slow start. Geelong struggled around the contest against the Saints, and despite coming up against a Giants side that will be without Alyce Parker, it doesn't get any easier this week. Rebecca Beeson is finding some impressive form after an ankle injury saw her miss five games this year, while captain Alicia Eva and first year player Ally Dallaway have shown a real strength at stoppages this year.

    It will be important for the Giants to find a spread of goalkickers, rather than rely heavily on Cora Staunton for the bulk of their score. Staunton almost pulled them over the line with three final-quarter goals against the Tigers on Saturday, but if they can force Geelong's defence to play accountable footy across a number of dangerous forwards, they will be in a good position to finish the 2022 season on a high.

    Good luck ladies, bring it home with a bang against the Cats.
     

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