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Learning to Lead

In her first piece for gwsgiants.com.au, renowned journalist and GIANTS Recruiting Officer Emma Quayle sits down with Phil Davis and Callan Ward.

12:02pm  Mar 22, 2017

Match Preview: Crows v GIANTS

Can the GIANTS beat the Crows in Adelaide for the very first time? Everything you need to know about the round one clash in this week's match preview.

11:53am  Mar 22, 2017

Duo Upgraded to Senior List

GIANTS forwards Daniel Lloyd and Sam Reid have been upgraded to the senior list ahead of round one this weekend.

11:09am  Mar 22, 2017

Player Profiles

Devon Smith

Devon Smith

Height:
176cm
Weight:
77kg
Recruited from:
Lara (Vic)/Geelong U18
Debut:
2012
Games:
93
Goals:
85
Year Coach Captains Chairman CEO Kevin Sheedy Medallist Leading Goalkicker All-Australian
2012 Kevin Sheedy Callan Ward,
Phil Davis,
Luke Power
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Callan Ward Jeremy Cameron
(29)
-
2013 Kevin Sheedy Callan Ward,
Phil Davis 
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Jeremy Cameron Jeremy Cameron
(62)
Jeremy
Cameron
2014 Leon Cameron Callan Ward,
Phil Davis 
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews  Shane
Mumford
 Jeremy
Cameron
(29)
-
2015 Leon Cameron Callan Ward,
Phil Davis 
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Heath Shaw Jeremy Cameron
(63)
Heath Shaw
2016 Leon Cameron Callan Ward,
Phil Davis 
Tony Shepherd, AO David Matthews Toby Greene Jeremy Cameron
(53)
Toby Greene, Heath Shaw

The Kevin Sheedy Medal is the award given to the Greater Western Sydney Football Club player determined to have been the ‘Best and Fairest’ throughout an AFL season.

Named after inaugural GIANTS coach Kevin Sheedy, Sheedy has an unparalleled standing in the game. 

On the field, he represented Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s and 1970s, and then coached fellow Victorian side Essendon for nearly three decades. He is second in the Australian Football League (AFL) record for the most games combined as a player and coach.

In November 2009, Sheedy was appointed the Head Coach of newly formed Greater Western Sydney for the inaugural 2012 season. It was only fitting that the decision was made to name the club’s Best and Fairest award after Sheedy.

After announcing he would hand over the coaching reigns to Leon Cameron at the end of the 2013 season, Sheedy coached his 679th and final game as a senior coach in the VFL-AFL, against the Gold Coast in September. After serving as a Director on the Board from 2014-2015 Sheedy moved back to Melbourne but remains a firm friend of the club.

Club Chairman, Tony Shepherd, highlighted Sheedy's importance to the GIANTS: "In many ways Kevin Sheedy is the father of the GIANTS. He's been here from the start and has helped build the GIANTS".

Year

Kevin Sheedy Medallist

Rising Star

Community Award

Coaches Award

Academy Player of the Year

Members Choice Award

NEAFL Player of the Year

GIANTS
Standards Award

2012

Callan Ward

Toby Greene

Setanta O’hAilpin

Jacob Townsend

Nick Coughlan

Toby Greene

N/A

N/A

2013

Jeremy Cameron

Lachie Whitfield

Jonathan Giles

Tom Scully

Jock Cornell

Jeremy Cameron

Mark Whiley

Devon Smith

2014  
Shane
Mumford
 
 
Josh Kelly
 
 
Stephen
Coniglio
 

Devon
Smith
 

Jack
Steele
 

Adam
Treloar
 

James
Stewart
 

Shane
Mumford
 
2015 Heath Shaw Cam McCarthy Dylan Shiel Heath Shaw Jacob Hopper Heath Shaw Jake Barrett
Devon Smith

2016 Toby Greene
Jacob Hopper

- Josh Kelly Harry Perryman Stephen Coniglio Jeremy Finlayson Shane Mumford

Year

Round

Nominee

2012

2

Jeremy Cameron

2012

5

Tomas Bugg

2012

7

Stephen Coniglio

2012

10

Dylan Shiel

2012

14

Toby Greene

2012

18

Adam Treloar

2012

19

Devon Smith

2012

23

Dom Tyson

2013

10

Lachie Whitfield

2013

17

Adam Tomlinson

2013

19

Zac Williams

2014

2

Josh Kelly

2014

18

Jon Patton
2015 8
Cam McCarthy

2016 8
Jacob Hopper

Year

Round

Nominee

2017

3

Erin McKinnon

2017

7

Nicola Barr