The GIANTS have selected former GIANTS Academy product Nathan Warduis as a Category B rookie.

The key details:

State: NSW
Drafted from: Rand-Walbundrie-Walla GIANTS
Position: Medium forward
Height: 181cm
Weight: 68kg
Date of Birth: 12/10/2004

Bio:  A prolific medium forward from the Hume league, kicking 149 goals in 49 matches, Wardius was a part of the GIANTS Academy alongside the likes of new teammate Harry Rowston until COVID complications saw him leave the program.  Despite his slight frame, Wardius has played senior football for three years and performed well, including the 2023 finals series where he kicked 15 goals from three finals.

What National Recruiting Manager Adrian Caruso says: “Nathan is an exciting medium forward with athleticism and football smarts, great touch on his left foot and is a hybrid type who is a threat in the air or on the ground. He has some forward-50 x-factor and can also push up the ground to impact. We got him in to play two VFL games this this year to give him a taste at a higher level, where he looked comfortable.”