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Are GWS the Sleeping Giants of AFL Football ?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

GWS , the new team to join the AFL in 2012 , will be a strong competitor in the 2012 Home and Away Season .

Power Premiers Jumper

Power Premiers Jumper

Premiership Bombers Jumper

Premiership Bombers Jumper

Although recycled coaches are currently out of fashion , the head and assistant coach of GWS , Kevin Sheedy and Mark Williams respectively , offer much . Both are experienced ex- players , are winning Premiership coaches , have been keen recruiters of new talent , and are shrewd businessmen . Combine these attributes with those of Stephen Silvangi , arguably one of the best defenders to pull on a guernsey , and they represent a formidable brains trust .

Is it a coincidence or a clever marketing ploy that the GWS Giants are wearing the orange black and white colours of their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys ? These colours are the same as those of the other team from the West of Sydney , the NRL Wests Tigers side , who already have a strong fan base in the region .

sheedy's old jumper

sheedy's old jsheedy's old jumper

Fans wearing their new GWS Football Jumpers , Jerseys , Guernseys , are clamouring for an action packed year supporting their new team the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2012 .

Silvangi wore long sleeves for carlton

Silvangi wore long sleeves for carlton

Sledging and Footy

Friday, February 11th, 2011

The King of Sledge ?

On air radio sledging , by media man Eddie McGuire , with GWS coach , Kevin Sheedy , caused a furore this week . McGuire's comment " the land of the falafel " was used to describe GWS . It incited Sheedy , fellow commentators , and AFL fans .

The media savvy president , of the popular Collingwood Magpies , has achieved much publicity , even though the AFL Season , hasn't started yet !

Love him or hate him , Mc Guire , is a brilliant operator , who is able to gain exposure for the Game , and get publicity for his Club , with his clever media manipulating tactics.

Are the AFL are paying him a fee , for his skills ?

The NAB Cup , the AFL's pre season competition , begins tonight .

The 2011 Competition , begins on 24 March through to October 1 2011 . Its new format includes 17 clubs , and 24 rounds of matches . The Grand Final , traditionally played on the last Saturday in September has moved . It will be played on the first saturday of October , to accommodate new team , Gold Coast Suns , into the competition .

Sheedy's  kids jumper

Sheedy's kids jumper

Sydney and AFL Football

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

I have just spent a week in Sydney, where Rugby League, is the popular local sport .

The AFL, has announced that it issued a licence, to Sydney's second AFL team , Greater West Sydney .

Kevin Sheedy , former AFL Richmond player and Essendon Coach is the man entrusted with the establishment and development of the new team. "

"Sheeds" has played a major role in getting more indigenous players into the competition.

At the NSW Art Gallery, a display of black and white photographs , showed the La Perouse Rugby League, indigenous team.

Inspiring photos of a proud history .

Saturday , was AFL match day in Sydney , when the Swans played the Hawks. A party atmosphere was in the air, as the jovial fans dressed in their football jumpers , guernseys, jerseys , made their way through, Surry Hills clogged streets ,to the SCG .

None, seemed too concerned, about getting there , for the first bounce . Many would miss it .

Brave Hawks fans,  wearing their teams football jumpers, jerseys , guernseys, were mixed in amongst the crowd.

The Swans , were victorious and the young indigenous player, Lewis Jetta ,kicked his first goal since being drafted to the Swans team earlier this year.

An indigenous West Australian , playing AFL football , in the only Sydney team in the competition , on a saturday afternoon , at the SCG with 29.000 fans attending .

AFL Football, on a local , interstate, and global level is attracting fans and players everywhere .

Jetta is a West Australian

Jetta is a West Australian

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