Western Sydney

Born to be a GIANT?

Originally published by AFL Media. She was born to be a GIANT. She just didn’t know it. Growing up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Haneen Zreika didn’t understand the rules of AFL. The NSW/ACT under-18 representative, who is aiming to

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AFL 9s takes Super Sikh Games by storm

Super Sikh Games

For the first time in the popular tournament’s history, AFL 9s was added to the line up of the Super Sikh Cup, played this year in Western Sydney. AFL 9s is the AFL’s social version of the game. It’s a fast, free-flowing game

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AFLW Draft Combine Player Profile: Haneen Zreika

Haneen Zreika

Ahead of the first ever NAB AFL Women’s Draft Combine taking place this week at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, we are chatting with AFL NSW/ACT’s three representatives. Here we have Haneen Zreika– a midfielder from Sydney’s West who converted to AFL after years of playing Rugby League.

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L-FRESH the Lion to host Come and Try AFL event

Come and Try AFL

L-Fresh the Lion and the GWS GIANTS’ Tom Downie will hold their next Come and Try AFL session this Sunday at Wright Reserve in Quakers Hill. Aimed at encouraging the Sikh community to get involved in AFL, the session will involve a Sikh community gathering, where

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Amy’s All Australian accomplishment

Amy Sligar

At the beginning of 2017, Western Sydney’s Amy Sligar had next to no Aussie Rules experience. By July, she had made the All Schools AFL Under 15s All Australian squad. Taking to the game like a duck to water, Sligar and

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AFL strengthens community spirit in Fairfield

Written by Leyla Kaya. A group of young boys and girls remain unfazed by the weather as they run around Endeavour Reserve in Fairfield on an icy Friday night, practicing their kicking skills before the weekend’s match. Here you will

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Worlds collide in Western Sydney for the IEC Cup

IEC Cup

AFL NSW/ACT hosted the annual Intensive English Centre Cup (IEC Cup) on Tuesday, which saw over 200 students from seven IEC’s in Sydney and Wollongong come together at Blacktown International Sportspark. The IEC Cup is an opportunity for all students

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L-FRESH the Lion inspiring local youth through AFL

Australian-born Sikh hip-hop artist and AFL Multicultural Community Ambassador, L-FRESH the LION – known as Sukhdeep Singh to his family and friends – is using his passion for music and AFL to enrich the social fabric of Western Sydney. Growing

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GWS Giants’ AFL success being felt at all levels of Aussie Rules in Western Sydney

GIANTS ABC News

Originally published by ABC News. It is a cold winter’s afternoon at Sydney Olympic Park. Boys and girls are bouncing a Sherrin, practicing their hand passes and kicking goals. One young boy bends a banana kick through the big sticks

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GWS GIANTS host 2017 AFL Iftar Dinner

Written by Leyla Kaya. Last night, the GWS GIANTS welcomed over 200 guests to their annual Iftar Dinner, held at the WestConnex Centre. Hosted by the GIANTS for the fourth consecutive year, the Iftar Dinner is a special event where

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