With pick 59 in the 2023 AFL Draft, the GIANTS have selected Academy product Harvey Thomas.

The key details:

State: NSW
Drafted from: Oakleigh Chargers | GIANTS Academy
Position: Utility
Height: 177cm
Weight: 69kg
Date of Birth: 08/08/2005

Bio: The GIANTS Academy product may be small in stature but his silky skills, endurance, and his versatility make him an exciting prospect. A smooth-moving left footer capable of playing all over the ground, Thomas’ ball-winning ability and his creative ball use are standouts in his game. Showing his versatility, Thomas averaged 18 disposals at 78 per cent efficiency playing predominantly down back for the Allies before botting four goals from 21 disposals for the Oakleigh Chargers later in the year. Thomas was named the 2023 GIANTS Academy Player of the Year.

What National Recruiting Manager Adrian Caruso says: “Another success story from the GIANTS Academy, Harvey is an elite runner and showed he could play multiple roles this year, but we see him settling more ahead of the ball.”