The GIANTS continue to add exciting talent to their promising young list after welcoming athletic ruck Courtney Murphy to the club in a trade with the Brisbane Lions.  

A former basketball star and former member of the Brisbane Lions Academy, Murphy joins the Orange Tsunami from the Lions in exchange for pick 34 at Monday’s AFLW Draft.  

The GIANTS will also receive pick 39 from the Lions in the deal.  

Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Murphy grew up playing football throughout her teens but recently took a four-year break to play college basketball in the United States before returning to Australia and joining the Lions for the 2023 AFLW season.  

Standing at 183cm tall and full of athleticism, the 23-year-old is an exciting proposition after spending the last year developing her game at the Lions since her switch back from basketball.  

Murphy, who is understood to have weighed up interest from West Coast, Adelaide, and St Kilda, is the second former Lion to join the GIANTS during the trade period, joining premiership-winning Lion Mikayla Pauga in orange and charcoal after she was secured in a trade on Wednesday.  

GIANTS Executive General Manager- Football Strategy and Operations, Briana Harvey, said the club was thrilled to secure more young talent.  

“Courtney was fielding offers from a number of clubs and we are super excited to land her at the GIANTS,” Harvey said.  

“She obviously spent a lot of time away from the game playing basketball at Seattle University in the U.S but we see her as an exciting proposition for the future and feel she can come in and contribute to our young list.  

“At 183cm and super athletic, we are excited to see what she can produce with another pre-season in an AFLW environment and we can’t wait to welcome her to the club.”