GIANTS Assistant Coaches Lenny Hayes and Brad Miller will depart the AFL industry at the end of the 2020 season.
Both Miller and Hayes joined the GIANTS ahead of the 2016 season and have played important roles in the growth of the club over the past five years.
Following extensive discussions with the club over a long period of time, the pair have decided to step away from the AFL industry and spend more time with their young families.
General Manager Football, Jason McCartney, confirmed the upcoming departures earlier today.
“It’s a lifestyle change and ultimately a move out of the AFL industry,” said McCartney.
“It’s been brought to a head with the COVID shutdown period this year.
"Both have young families and that time away from football led to the realisation that the industry is pretty ruthless and the work-life balance isn’t great at the best of times.
“That time with their families has brought forward the decision that they want to look at other opportunities away from football.
“They are both fantastic people and will remain part of the GIANTS family for years to come.”
Both Hayes and Miller will continue in their coaching roles with the GIANTS for the remainder of the 2020 season.