http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/news/2013-11-16/slater-gordon-giants-academy-information-nightDon't miss the opportunity to hear from the Slater & Gordon GIANTS Academy Head Coach and AFL NSW/ACT Talent Department at the 2014 Talent Program Information Night in Wagga Wagga. The night will give coaches, club personnel and parents the opportunity to view AFL Combine testing of elite Under-16 and Under-18 players and receive information on the program going forward to the 2014 season. When: Wednesday November 20 Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm Where: Kildare College, Wagga Wagga (Coleman Street, Wagga Wagga) Mark McVeigh (Head Coach Slater & Gordon GIANTS Academy), Darren Denneman (AFL NSW/ACT State Talent Manager) and Jason Saddington (AFL NSW/ACT State Coach) will be on hand to outline the 2014 season program for the Slater & Gordon GIANTS Academy and AFL NSW/ACT Joss Talent Programs including: • Under-18 NSW/ACT RAMS and TAC Cup Competition • Under-16 to Under-18 Slater & Gordan GIANTS Academy • Under-13 to Under-15 AFL NSW/ACT and GIANTS Development Program
http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/news/2014-01-15/life-as-a-giantTwo young draft prospects will arrive at the club next Monday to train as a GIANT for a week as they get a taste of life as a professional footballer.
Goulburn’s Liam Griffiths and Albury’s Nick Coughlan, members of the AIS-AFL Academy level two program, will join the GIANTS in an important step in their under-18 season.
All members of the AIS-AFL Academy will spend a week with one of the AFL’s 18 clubs, participating in training, recovery, team meetings and all aspects of pre-season preparations.
The players are eligible to be drafted at the end of the 2014 season with Griffiths and Coughlan able to be nominated by the GIANTS as Academy players.
Ainslie's Liam Griffiths ditched the idea of having an 18th birthday party last weekend, hoping he can celebrate this year by ending Canberra's AFL draft drought.
Griffiths surpassed the AIS-AFL agility record of Fremantle gun Stephen Hill last week and is getting ready to train with AFL club Greater Western Sydney next week.
Invited to take part in a week's training with the squad in Sydney, Griffiths is one of four Giants academy members about to find out exactly what it is like to be an AFL footballer.
Former Essendon midfielder Mark McVeigh, now with the Giants, described Griffiths as ''absolutely top end in terms of endurance, speed and agility'', with ''fantastic skills'' and ''very professional''.
Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/afl/afl-news/giant-step-for-ainslies-liam-griffiths-20140117-3105n.html#ixzz2ri5r2ym9
http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/2014-02-19/rams-return-to-tac-cupNew South Wales’ top young footballers will have the chance to test themselves against their southern counterparts in this year’s TAC Cup competition.
For the first time since 2002, when a teenage Jarrad McVeigh lined up in the blue and gold, the NSW-ACT Rams will be regular participants in the Victorian-based under-18 competition, and will battle it out against some of the best young talent in the country.
The Rams team, which will be comprised of under-18 players from both the QBE Sydney Swans Academy and the GWS Academy, will play seven games in the TAC Cup as well as two pre-season games leading into the main competition.
http://www.aflnswact.com.au/index.p...9b7&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitterFirst-up honours in the 2014 Under 16 Academy series went to GWS GIANTS, who thumped Sydney Swans by 100 points at Lakeside Oval on Sunday afternoon.
Josh Hunt has a daughter. She's the only current child of any active player. Josh unlikely to get to 100 games anyway.Now, on to the father-son side of things, how many players at the club have kids? Also, perhaps more importantly, how many of those guys are likely to reach 100 games at the club? Plenty of things to talk about in this thread so go for it.
PM Capital GIANTS Academy coach Mark McVeigh expects at least 15 of his players to earn Under-16 state selection on the back of a 3-0 series whitewash against the Swans Academy. The GIANTS capped a dominant series with a convincing 94-point victory over their cross-town rivals on Saturday. - See more at: http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/news/2014-05-21/academy-series-whitewash#sthash.3yKoFI6L.dpuf
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2014-06-29/daniher-by-another-nameTHERE have already been countless chapters in the Daniher family football story, and there might soon be another, except this one will come under a different name.
Jock Cornell is a tough, no-fuss teenager who can play at both ends of the ground and do it well.
He has a strong build, is eligible for next year's NAB AFL Draft, and is already linked to a club.
And no, it's not Essendon.
Cornell is the son of Julie Cornell, who is one of seven sisters to the Daniher brothers Terry, Neale, Chris and Anthony,
The GIANTS have shortlisted 10 PM Capital GIANTS Academy players as potential bid selections for the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.
The AFL yesterday revealed the names of 35 draft-eligible players to come out of the club academies in New South Wales and Queensland.
PM Capital GIANTS Academy players selected include; Logan Austin (Belconnen), Nicholas Coughlin (Albury Tigers), Thomas Faul, Jeremy Finlayson (Sydney Hills Eagles), Liam Griffiths, Brydan Hodgson (Lavington/Murray Bushrangers), Dougal Howard (Albury Tigers), Mitchell Mahady, Michael Mattingly (Corowa-Rutherglen) and Jack Steele (Belconnen).
The players selected are eligible to be taken at the Father/Son and Academy Bidding meeting on Monday, October 6.
- See more at: http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/news/2014-08-07/bid-selections-named#sthash.tjM30ilp.dpuf