Giants’ first crack at premiers in ‘opener’

THE GWS Giants will get their first crack at reigning premiers Collingwood in the inaugural ‘Opening Round’ on Saturday, March 9, at Giants Stadium.

Announced last week, the Giants’ 2024 fixture includes back-to-back games at home ahead of hosting the Kangaroos in a Saturday twilight match before hitting the road.
They will host the Saints at Manuka Oval in round five, while the round seven ANZAC Day clash with the Lions headlines this year’s Canberra fixture.
A return to Giants Stadium in round 10, will welcome one of the greatest rivalries as they host the Western Bulldogs on Saturday, May 18, before hosting the Sydney Swans in round 15 in what will be Sydney Derby XXVIII.
The Giants play four of their 11 home games in the last nine rounds, with days to be confirmed for fixtures with the Blues, Suns and Fremantle at Giants Stadium as well as a round 21 clash with the Hawks at Manuka Oval.
The Giants’ 11 home games are spread between eight games at Giants Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park and three games at Manuka Oval.
The Orange Tsunami will travel interstate on 11 occasions and play at 12 different venues. However, this is no challenge for Adam Kingsley’s side who became the first team to ever win at 11 different venues in a single season in 2023.
Giants CEO David Matthews said fans should be excited by the 2024 fixture.
“It’s very exciting for Giants fans to have a great fixture for the season ahead,” he said.
“This year was a fantastic season for us and we look forward to continuing our momentum under coach Kingsley and captain Toby Greene in 2024.”