Jake Stein, Zach Sproule and Tommy Sheridan have officially re-joined the GIANTS after being selected in the 2019 NAB AFL Rookie Draft on Friday morning.
Defender Stein returns after playing five games for the GIANTS in 2019, while forward Sproule and midfielder Sheridan played one game each in orange and charcoal last season.
Signed as a Category B Rookie in 2017 after a successful career as a decathlete, Stein has impressed in his three seasons at the GIANTS.
The 25-year-old made his debut in round 13 and impressed with his ability to beat opponents one-on-one in the air and on the ground.
GIANTS Academy graduate Sproule – who was a 2017 Rookie Draft Academy selection – made his long-awaited AFL debut in round 22, 2019.
A key forward, Sproule showed his versatility in the GIANTS’ NEAFL team in 2019 playing a number of roles, including spending time in the midfield.
At only 21, Sproule will have another opportunity to hone his forward craft as he looks to break back into the GIANTS’ AFL side.
Sheridan returns for his second season at the GIANTS, having joined the club as a delisted free agent at the end of 2018, following 81 games with the Fremantle Dockers.
The 26-year-old had a luckless first season at the GIANTS, injuring his calf early in his first game for the club in round three.
Blessed with great dash and clean disposal, Sheridan plays primarily as an outside midfielder, but can be threatening as a half-forward or half-back.
The re-drafting of Stein, Sproule and Sheridan caps off a successful 2019 NAB AFL Draft period for the GIANTS.
The GIANTS’ draftees will start at the club on Monday as the entire playing group comes together for their first pre-season training session.