AFL juniors enjoy having ball at Giant masterclass

ONE of the fastest in the game, the GWS Giants’ big rebound defender Lachie Ash (pictured) had a day off last Wednesday but pulled on his boots to demonstrate his moves on a visit to Kelso Park, Panania, to meet a bunch of eager young players from the Bankstown AFL Bullsharks.

Perfectly positioned for another premiership tilt after their heartbreaking one-point preliminary final loss to Collingwood in 2023, the Giants remain undefeated this season and have never looked better.
However, Ash said they’re trying not to get ahead of themselves.
“We’re certainly riding the positive wave at the moment and all feeling really good but there areas that we’re working on to improve,” he said.
Developing a love for football as a five-year-old in the Auskick program, he began playing at 10 years and has never looked back.
Bullsharks’ Rodney Craig said they had a fantastic night with the young Bullsharks with about 40 players in attendance.
The kids’ favourite drill was when the Giants players were on the bump pads and there were plenty of laughs and excitement as they got to ‘crash’ into the players while focusing on their skills.
The session ended with a Q&A where the juniors fired off all sorts of questions from ‘when did you start playing footy’ to ‘what is your favourite food’ and ‘who deadlifts the most’.
The Giants players then handed out merchandise and signed signatures.
“As a club, we couldn’t have been happier with the way the Giants players approached the session,” Craig said.
“They participated in every single training drill handing out invaluable advice to the kids along the way.”