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Buckley Making the Most of It

After falling back in love with football and getting a taste of the big-time, Zone Selection Jack Buckley is ready to make the most of his opportunity writes Emma Quayle.

12:10pm  Jan 23, 2018

Future GIANTS Get Taste of AFL

Three GIANTS Academy players have spent the past two weeks at the WestConnex Centre training alongside some of the AFL’s leading players.

5:12pm  Jan 22, 2018

Bright Start for GIANTS in AFLW Practice Match

The GIANTS have begun their final preparations for the 2018 NAB AFL Women’s competition in the best possible fashion with a comprehensive 50-point win over the Brisbane Lions in a practice match on Saturday morning.

1:31pm  Jan 20, 2018

Player Profiles

Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

Height:
184cm
Weight:
82kg
Recruited from:
East Brighton (Vic)/Sandringham U18
Debut:
2014
Games:
84
Goals:
53

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Hailing from a small town in Ireland called Caven, Nick Walsh has travelled the world in pursuit of a career as a Professional Footballer and Coach.

As a Gaelic Footballer in Ireland, Walsh was introduced to AFL Football after being drafted as an ‘International Rookie” in 2000 to the Melbourne FC. He had previously captained his country in the Under-17 International Rules Series against Australia.

Unfortunately three years of persistent injuries prevented Walsh from transitioning successfully to the Australian game. He returned home to play as an Amateur player in the GAA for his County for another eight years. During this time Nick also worked for the GAA at Croke Park in Dublin as a Game Development Manager.

Walsh joined the GIANTS in 2011 in the area of Strength and Conditioning and has subsequently transitioned into coaching and development as the NEAFL Backline Coach. He now works across the areas of Development and Rehabilitation. He is currently completing his Masters in Performance (Strength and Conditioning).

In 2013-14 Walsh worked with the Irish International Rules team as their Performance Coach.

Walsh took over the role of interim backline coach for the 2016 season before settling into the defensive coach role from 2017 onwards.