Friday night footy will welcome two debutants and a new GIANT when the GIANTS take on the Western Bulldogs and celebrate Pride Round at Henson Park.
Casidhe Simmons and Brodee Mowbray will debut for the GIANTS while former Kangaroo Jas Grierson will play her first game for the club.
Also into the side are defenders Louise Stephenson and Libby Graham.
Simmons is a former heptathlete that has brought her athletic abilities across to AFL and has shone playing for UNSW-ES Bulldogs in the AFL Sydney competition.
The 26-year-old averaged two goals a game in the local competition and was selected at pick 60 in the most recent Draft.
Mowbray is a tough and speedy midfielder and forward who has a reputation for being a strong tackler and being able to hunt the ball well around the contest.
The 19-year-old was one of the best performing players in the AFL Sydney competition in 2021 and was a member of the Allies squad. The GIANTS selected Mowbray at pick 55 in the most recent Draft.
23-year-old Grierson has played 32 games in the AFLW competition since beginning at the Demons for the inaugural season.
She spent two seasons at Casey Fields before moving to North Melbourne for their first season in the competition and played 19 games there over the past three seasons.
The defender joined the GIANTS ahead of the 2022 season and is playing her first game for the season.
Rebecca Privitelli, Chloe Dalton, Pepa Randall and Katie Loynes will all miss the match due to the AFL’s Health and Safety protocols, while Haneen Zrekia won’t play for personal reasons.
Tait Mackrill, who missed the round three match due to suspension, was also unavailable for selection under the AFL’s Health and Safety protocols.
The GIANTS play their first home game of the season in the first ever AFLW game at Henson Park on Friday at 5:10pm.