The GIANTS have ensured local NSW talent remains at the club with both Jessica Doyle and Brodee Mowbray signing new three-year deals.
Key pieces in the GIANTS’ future, and both part of the GIANTS’ 2021 Draft crop, the signings will see the exciting young duo remain in orange and charcoal until at least the end of the 2026 AFLW season.
Joining the GIANTS at pick 49 in the 2021 AFLW Draft, Doyle debuted in round three of season six where the crafty forward was quick to impress as she finished her inaugural season as the club’s equal-second leading goalkicker.
A skilful left footer who captained the Swans Academy side as a junior, Doyle’s instincts around goal and her fierce competitive nature have been highlights of her promising career to date.
The 20-year-old played all 10 games in season 2023 to cement herself as a permanent fixture in coach Cam Bernasconi’s front half.
Taken just moments after Doyle with pick 55 in the 2021 AFLW Draft, Mowbray will also remain a GIANT for three more years after making her debut against the Western Bulldogs in round four of season six.
A GIANTS Academy product, the exciting medium forward/midfielder has played 20 games since being drafted to the GIANTS from the Southern Power.
Possessing a background in Oztag, Mowbray is a tough tackling machine with electric pace and a high work rate who along with Doyle is seen as a key piece of an emerging GIANTS forward line.
Mowbray suffered an unfortunate season-ending ACL injury in October but is recovering well from surgery in a bid to return to the field in 2024.
“It’s fantastic to have Jess and Brodee locked away as they’re both players we see as key pieces in the future of our exciting and emerging group,” GIANTS Executive General Manager Football Strategy and Operations Briana Harvey said.
“They both joined the club at the end of 2021 and since then they’ve shown exactly why we selected them and at just 20 and 21 years of age its exciting that they’ve got a lot of room to still grow.
“While we didn’t reach our lofty goals we set out to achieve in season 2023, we feel we’ve really built a promising young group to succeed in the future and we see Jess and Brodee as integral parts of that future success.”