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Himmelberg Re-Signs

Himmelberg Commits Harry Himmelberg has put pen to paper on a new contract which will see him remain a GIANTS through to the end of 2019.
I’ve learnt so much over the first two years of my career and can’t wait to continue that at the GIANTS over the next few seasons.
Harry Himmelberg

Young defender Harry Himmelberg has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain a GIANT until at least the end of 2019.

Out of contract at season’s end, the 21-year-old Riverina product said he was excited to remain in the orange and charcoal.

“This is a really exciting place to be and play football,” said Himmelberg. 

“I’ve learnt so much over the first two years of my career and can’t wait to continue that at the GIANTS over the next few seasons. 

“It’s been frustrating having to sit on the sidelines with injury recently, but I’m just keen to be back on the field and put my best foot forward to return to playing in the firsts.”

A graduate of the GIANTS Academy, Himmelberg was selected by the GIANTS with pick 16 in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.

Since coming to the club as a mobile forward, Himmelberg has lined up predominantly in defence, playing a key role in the GIANTS' 2016 NEAFL Premiership side.

Himmelberg made his AFL debut against Brisbane in round 17 last year and has since gone on to play 10 games, including six so far in 2017.

GIANTS General Manager of Football Wayne Campbell was thrilled to secure Himmelberg.

“Harry’s a great clubman and a really popular member of our group,” Campbell said.

“He’s also developing into a quality footballer and one we see as vital to our group for a long time.

“This season he’s shown his versatility and willingness to take on new challenges as we’ve played him in defence, up forward and even in the midfield at times.

“He’s got a great attitude and we’re looking forward to his continued improvement at AFL level.”

Himmelberg joins a long list of GIANTS to re-commit to the club in 2017 with Tim Taranto, Will Setterfield, Harry Perryman, Jeremy Finlayson, Matthew Flynn, Matt Buntine, Adam Kennedy, Jon Patton, Dylan Shiel and Aidan Corr re-signing with the club in 2017. 

Having recovered from a broken finger that saw him sidelined for three games, Himmelberg has played the past two NEAFL game and will line up for the GIANTS Reserves in his home town of Wagga Wagga on Saturday. 

The GIANTS take on Melbourne in the nation’s capital on Saturday at 1:45pm at UNSW Canberra Oval. Click here for tickets.