With the AFLW pre-season underway it’s time officially induct our newest GIANTS and announce their playing numbers for the upcoming season.
Moving from the classroom to the footy field, 18-year-old Jess Doyle will wear the number five jumper, previously worn by dual sportswoman Jodie Hicks.
Former Carlton captain Katie Loynes has hung up her #2 jumper at Carlton for a fresh start as the GIANTS’ number #7. It’s been a like for like swap with Loynes picking up former GIANT Jess Dal Pos’ number, with Dal Pos set to wear Loynes’ old number at Carlton next year.
Joining the GIANTS in the trade period, Jasmine Grierson - formerly of North Melbourne and Melbourne - is set to continue her 32-game career wearing the number #10 jumper for the GIANTS.
27-year-old Olympic champion Chloe Dalton is set to recontinue her AFLW career back home in Sydney, with the former Carlton player set to wear #11 in orange and charcoal.
Unfortunately ruled out for the 2022 season with injury, young Isadora McLeay will still be known as the GIANTS’ #16 for the 2022 season.
Taken as the GIANTS’ first pick in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft, 188cm ruck Ally Morphett becomes the club’s latest #22, taking over the number from cross-coder Elle Bennetts who has moved home to Melbourne and joined the Western Bulldogs for the 2022 season.
Another Rugby 7s talent who now calls the East Coast Eagles home, mid-sized forward Georgina Fowler will don jumper #26 for the GIANTS this coming season.
Former heptathlete Casidhe Simmons has found home at the GIANTS after relocating from the Gold Coast to Sydney in 2020. Averaging two goals a game in the AFL Sydney competition, here’s hoping the number #28 will be one to watch for the GIANTS next season.
Our newest GIANT and second recruit from the East Coast Eagles sees Ally Dallway take up the number #30.
A quartet of new talent will sit side by side in the locker rooms, with speedy mid-fielder Brodee Mowbray taking number #31.
The GIANTS officially kick off their pre-season with a 2km time trial on Saturday with the 2022 season set to begin in the first weekend in January.