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Leading The Way

Leading The Way Hear from the club's 2015 co-captains as the GIANTS' leaders for this season are revealed.
Callan Ward and Phil Davis have been appointed Co-Captains of the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS for the fourth consecutive year.
 
Tom Scully and Heath Shaw have been re-appointed Vice Captains, with 2014 Kevin Sheedy Medalist Shane Mumford rounding out the leadership group.
 
The GIANTS' player leadership  group was determined by the playing group and coaches. Apart from the retirement of defender Stephen Gilham, the leadership group is unchanged from 2014.
 
Head Coach Leon Cameron congratulated the players on their re-appointments.
 
"To go into our fourth year with a virtually unchanged leadership group speaks volumes about the stability and maturity of the club and is a tremendous endorsement of our leaders," he said.
 
"Callan and Phil have developed into outstanding young leaders on and off the field and are ably supported by Tom, Heath and Shane.
 
"As we have done in previous years, we will continue to develop the next group of emerging young leaders so they are equipped with the skills to play a significant leadership role at the club in the years to come."
 
Ward and Davis were named as the club's inaugural co-captains alongside veteran Luke Power in 2012. Ward has now played 121 AFL games, including 61 for the GIANTS while Davis has played 46 games for the GIANTS to take his tally to 64 AFL games.
 
Ward enjoyed another outstanding season for the club in 2014, playing 20 games and finishing second in the GIANTS' club champion award, the Kevin Sheedy Medal.
 
After helping to lead the GIANTS’ to victory over the Swans in Round 1, Davis missed three months with a serious kidney injury before returning to play 10 of the last 11 games.
 
Davis said he was excited about once again leading the GIANTS.
 
“It’s a huge honour and one that I’ve been really proud of for the last three years and to do it for a fourth time is an extremely big privilege and honour,” he said.
 
“With both Tom and Callan here since the start and Heath and Mummy joining last year, I think it gives us really good diversity in the group and hopefully a strong pillar to really lead the group into a successful period going forward.”
 
Ward said GIANTS fans could expect big things in 2015.
 
“I think as a footy club we are ready to take the next step and hopefully we get a few more wins. It’s a good group of young players we have at this footy club and everyone enjoys themselves here,” he said.
 
Still only 23, Scully enters his third season as Vice-Captain after being appointed to the role in 2013. He has played 55 games for the GIANTS for a career total of 86 since crossing from Melbourne.
 
Shaw, 29, was named Vice-Captain after crossing from Collingwood ahead of the 2014 season. He played 18 games in 2014 for a career total of 191.
 
Mumford, 28, continues his role in the leadership group after an outstanding debut season for the GIANTS since crossing from the Swans at the end of 2013. Mumford led from the front for the GIANTS, playing 17 games and winning the Kevin Sheedy Medal.