Draftee Max Gruzewski has re-signed with the GIANTS, extending his contract with the GIANTS until the end of 2026.

Gruzewski was selected with pick 22 in the most recent Draft and has followed in the footsteps of fellow draftee Harry Rowston, who also recently extended with the club.

Gruzewski was the first pick of the second round of last year’s Draft and hails from the Oakleigh Chargers. Standing at 192cm, he is a versatile tall who can play at both ends of the ground.

After suffering a knee injury early in pre-season, Gruzewski returned to full training as a forward and has played all three VFL games this season.

The 18-year-old starred in round two, kicking four goals and taking nine marks before following up with another two goals against Coburg a week later.


GIANTS General Manager of Football, Jason McCartney, said he’s pleased to extend Gruzewski’s contract.

“It’s great to extend Max’s contract so early into his time at the GIANTS which just shows how easily he’s settled into the club and life as an AFL footballer,” McCartney said.

“After a minor setback at the beginning of pre-season, he’s returned to the field and showed the skills and attributes that we drafted him for - he has strong aerial abilities, is a great contested mark and can kick goals.

“We have a great group of young players coming through and it’s fantastic to secure Max’s signature until at least the end of 2026.”