With pick 12 in the 2023 AFL Draft, the GIANTS have selected local product Phoenix Gothard.

The key details:

State: NSW
Drafted from: Murray Bushrangers | Albury FC
Position: Small Forward
Height: 179cm
Weight: 72kg
Date of Birth: 7/9/2005

Bio: Phoenix Gothard possesses many traits that make him an exciting recruit. Regarded as one of the most athletic players in the class of 2023, he’s a clean one-touch player who’s quick and agile. A creative and confidence force up forward, he also applies relentless pressure in defence. He averaged one goal a game during the National Championships, whilst booting nine goals and averaging 16 disposals and 3.7 tackles for the Murray Bushrangers.

What National Recruiting Manager Adrian Caruso says: “Phoenix is a small forward that we feel is a great fit for us. He plays in a way that suits the style we have adopted over the past 12 months, and he has attributes to succeed at the next level. Given it was his first year in the program this year we feel he will go to another level when in a full-time environment.”