AFL 2016 GWS Giants footy stamps
The GWS Giants 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current GWS Giants squad.Read more
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The GWS Giants 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current GWS Giants squad.
Featured on the back of the pack is the full 2016 squad and some of the key milestones beckoning for some of the players.
Greater Western Sydney GIANTS, the youngest side in the AFL competition, is coming of age quickly. Its 11 wins (11th) last year – in its fourth season – follow a solid progression from only three wins in the first two years to six wins in 2014. The GIANTS hierarchy has built a side based on youth with some of its young stars now mature AFL players, including the outstanding All-Australian forward Jeremy Cameron, who has kicked 183 goals in his 73 games, and the talented Stephen Coniglio (62 games), Toby Greene (75 games), Adam Kennedy (61 games) Dylan Shiel (64 games), Devon Smith (79 games) and Lachie Whitfield (51 games). The selection of experienced players to complement the young group in the past four years has seen Collingwood premiership player Heath Shaw (2015 best and fairest) provide great leadership in defence, star ex-Western Bulldog Ryan Griffen having a big impact on-ball, former Swans big man Shane Mumford dominating the ruck, Fremantle’s Rhys Palmer providing strength and run in the midfield, while Tom Scully (Melbourne) and co-captains Callan Ward (Western Bulldogs) and the injury-plagued Phil Davis (Adelaide) were young, proven players that gave the squad stability and quality from the start. The most intriguing newcomer in 2016 is the Geelong Cats’ triple-premiership star Steve Johnson, 32, who was let go by the Cats after 253 games. The enigmatic Johnson has a player/mentor role at his new club.
The GIANTS are expecting big things from the silky mover Josh Kelly and the 2012 No. 1 draft pick Whitfield in 2016. Cameron (63 goals last season) remains the forward focal point in 2016, but Cam McCarthy (35 goals from 20 games) is an important backup despite an unfulfilled desire, at the end of 2015, to return to WA. Gone are gun midfielder Adam Treloar (traded to Collingwood) and big defender Lachie Plowman (traded to Carlton). Importantly, the huge frame of former No. 1 draft pick Jonathon Patton returns from a second knee reconstruction after a full pre-season.