2012 Greater Western Sydney Giants season

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Greater Western Sydney Football Club
2012 season
President Tony Shepherd
Coach Kevin Sheedy
(1st season)
Captain(s) Phil Davis
(1st season)
Luke Power
(1st season)
Callan Ward
(1st season)
Home ground Skoda Stadium
Manuka Oval

The 2012 Greater Western Sydney Football Club season is the club's first season of senior competition in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club will also field its reserves team in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL), for its 2nd season, but under the new name of University of Western Sydney (UWS) Giants.

Club personnel[edit]

Kevin Sheedy was appointed the first head coach of the Giants while Mark Williams was appointed the assistant coach.

Playing list[edit]

Playing statistics
^ Denotes player who is on the club's rookie list
# Denotes nominated rookie where player has been elevated to club's senior list during season, and therefore eligible for senior selection.
Denotes player who is on the club's veteran list
Greater Western Sydney's 2012 playing list
Player # AFL debut Games Goals Behinds Kicks Handballs Disposals Marks Tackles
Adams, TaylorTaylor Adams 30 Round 5, 2012 15 5 1 167 131 298 51 53
Aylett, KurtKurt Aylett 43 Round 17, 2012 1 0 0 5 1 6 2 2
Brogan, DeanDean Brogan 10 Round 9, 2001* 9 0 0 58 42 100 35 12
Bruce, JoshJosh Bruce 47 Round 5, 2012 3 2 1 16 17 33 12 2
Bugg, TomasTomas Bugg 14 Round 1, 2012 18 6 3 150 167 317 72 57
Buntine, MatthewMatthew Buntine 21 Round 8, 2012 6 0 2 28 39 67 16 10
Cameron, JeremyJeremy Cameron 18 Round 1, 2012 16 29 15 115 45 160 80 28
Clifton, SteveSteve Clifton 24 Round 16, 2012 5 1 0 27 29 56 11 20
Coniglio, StephenStephen Coniglio 3 Round 1, 2012 12 2 5 140 118 258 58 31
Cooyou, RhysRhys Cooyou# 49 Round 22, 2012 1 1 0 3 7 10 2 3
Cornes, ChadChad Cornes 11 Round 6, 1999* 16 4 3 181 136 317 103 36
Darley, SamSam Darley 13 Round 8, 2012 9 0 0 82 46 128 32 18
Davis, PhilPhil Davis 1 Round 4, 2010* 22 5 1 209 119 328 122 42
Downie, ThomasThomas Downie 44 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edwards, ShaunShaun Edwards 22 Round 4, 2012 10 2 4 91 41 132 31 11
Folau, IsraelIsrael Folau 4 Round 1, 2012 13 2 8 39 41 80 22 18
Frost, SamSam Frost# 48 Round 17, 2012 3 1 0 23 14 37 14 5
Giles, JonathanJonathan Giles 26 Round 1, 2012 20 18 8 177 108 285 70 43
Golds, TimTim Golds 15 Round 20, 2012 2 0 0 10 8 18 4 1
Greene, TobyToby Greene 35 Round 1, 2012 19 8 10 273 266 539 73 63
Growden, JoshJosh Growden 41 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hampton, CurtlyCurtly Hampton 2 Round 1, 2012 17 6 8 150 80 230 52 31
Haynes, NickNick Haynes 19 Round 10, 2012 8 1 1 44 34 78 22 17
Hombsch, JackJack Hombsch 36 Round 1, 2012 9 0 0 79 51 130 37 18
Hoskin-Elliott, WillWill Hoskin-Elliott 33 Round 1, 2012 10 9 2 80 36 116 36 12
Kennedy, AdamAdam Kennedy 40 Round 1, 2012 15 0 1 101 106 207 51 27
McDonald, JamesJames McDonald 38 Round 17, 1997* 13 4 3 100 97 197 31 67
Miles, AnthonyAnthony Miles 25 Round 4, 2012 7 0 0 74 54 128 34 28
Mohr, TimTim Mohr 39 Round 1, 2012 13 1 0 98 60 158 53 24
O'hAilpin, SetantaSetanta O'hAilpin 37 Round 7, 2005* 1 2 1 3 2 5 1 1
Palmer, RhysRhys Palmer 7 Round 2, 2008* 15 9 9 158 128 286 66 34
Patton, JonathonJonathon Patton 12 Round 12, 2012 7 4 4 28 20 48 20 9
Phillips, AndrewAndrew Phillips# 27 Round 7, 2012 9 3 2 38 23 61 16 15
Power, LukeLuke Power 6 Round 2, 1998* 20 0 1 227 182 409 84 52
Reid, SamSam Reid 23 Round 22, 2008* 5 0 0 28 36 64 14 13
Schulz, SamSam Schulz 45 Round 12, 2012 1 1 0 3 0 3 1 2
Scully, TomTom Scully 9 Round 1, 2010* 19 4 4 177 209 386 51 85
Segrave, TimTim Segrave 46 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shiel, DylanDylan Shiel 5 Round 1, 2012 12 5 4 108 120 228 39 46
Smith, DevonDevon Smith 34 Round 1, 2012 20 10 19 174 144 318 61 85
Sumner, LiamLiam Sumner 28 Round 6, 2012 2 2 0 8 12 20 3 4
Tomlinson, AdamAdam Tomlinson 20 Round 1, 2012 9 2 1 56 43 99 31 16
Townsend, JacobJacob Townsend 31 Round 1, 2012 11 2 3 50 38 88 25 37
Treloar, AdamAdam Treloar 17 Round 3, 2012 18 12 5 223 157 380 86 48
Tyson, DomDom Tyson 29 Round 1, 2012 10 4 0 68 90 158 46 23
Ugle, GeraldGerald Ugle 32 Round 17, 2012 1 1 0 4 1 5 3 3
Ward, CallanCallan Ward 8 Round 11, 2008* 20 8 11 278 210 488 86 100
Whiley, MarkMark Whiley 42 Round 12, 2012 3 0 0 20 15 35 15 5
Wilson, NathanNathan Wilson 16 Round 1, 2012 9 6 3 37 19 56 15 20

*= Player made his debut at a club other than Greater Western Sydney.

All statistics taken from AFL.com.au[1]

Season summary[edit]

Pre-season matches[edit]

Greater Western Sydney's 2012 NAB Cup fixture (Week 1 – Lightning matches)
Round Date and local time Opponent Scores Venue Attendance Ladder
position
Ref
Home Away Result
1
Saturday, 18 February (7:15 pm) Western Bulldogs 1.3.3 (30) 0.5.5 (35) Lost by 5 points Blacktown Olympic Park 7,086
Saturday, 18 February (9:25 pm) Collingwood 0.5.2 (32) 0.5.5 (35) Lost by 3 points 7,086
Greater Western Sydney's 2012 NAB Cup fixture (Weeks 2, 3 & 4 – Full-length matches)
Round Date and local time Opponent Scores[a] Venue Attendance Ladder
position
Ref
Home Away Result
2
Saturday, 3 March (3:40 pm) Hawthorn 0.4.10 (34) 2.12.18 (108) Lost by 74 points Aurora Stadium 5,100
3
Saturday, 10 March (5:30 pm) Gold Coast 0.11.10 (76) 1.8.6 (63) Won by 13 points Lavington Sports Ground 6,740
4
Saturday, 17 March (12:30 pm) Richmond 10.6 (66) 20.20 (140) Lost by 74 points Manuka Oval 4,222

Regular season[edit]

Greater Western Sydney's 2012 AFL season fixture
Round Date and local time Opponent Home Away Result Venue Attendance Ladder
position
Ref
Scores
1
Saturday, 24 March (7:20 pm) Sydney 5.7 (37) 14.16 (100) Lost by 63 points ANZ Stadium 38,203 18th
2
Sunday, 8 April (1:10 pm) North Melbourne 8.6 (54) 28.15 (183) Lost by 129 points Blundstone Arena 11,127 18th
3
Sunday, 15 April (1:10 pm) West Coast 10.9 (69) 23.12 (150) Lost by 81 points Blacktown Olympic Park 6,875 18th
4
Saturday, 21 April (4:10 pm) Adelaide 7.8 (50) 13.18 (96) Lost by 46 points AAMI Stadium 28,261 18th
5
Saturday, 28 April (1:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.8 (62) 15.14 (104) Lost by 42 points Manuka Oval 9,128 18th
6
Sunday, 6 May (2:45 pm) Carlton 6.7 (43) 15.20 (110) Lost by 67 points Etihad Stadium 28,213 18th
7
Saturday, 12 May (1:40 pm) Gold Coast 13.16 (94) 9.13 (67) Won by 27 points Manuka Oval 8,603 16th
8
Sunday, 20 May (1:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 5.10 (40) 19.18 (132) Lost by 92 points The Gabba 16,049 16th
9
Saturday, 26 May (7:40 pm) Essendon 7.11 (53) 18.11 (119) Lost by 66 points Skoda Stadium 11,887 16th
10
Saturday, 2 June (1:45 pm) Geelong 9.7 (61) 19.12 (126) Lost by 65 points Simonds Stadium 17,243 17th
11
Bye
12
Saturday, 16 June (2:10 pm) Richmond 12.2 (74) 11.20 (86) Lost by 12 points Skoda Stadium 7,538 17th
13
Sunday, 24 June (3:15 pm) Melbourne 9.3 (57) 20.15 (135) Lost by 78 points MCG 20,070 17th
14
Saturday, 30 June (7:40 pm) Sydney 5.8 (38) 19.18 (132) Lost by 94 points ANZ Stadium 22,565 17th
15
Sunday, 8 July (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 4.7 (31) 28.25 (193) Lost by 162 points MCG 26,518 17th
16
Sunday, 15 July (1:10 pm) Adelaide 8.11 (59) 27.16 (178) Lost by 119 points Skoda Stadium 7,669 18th
17
Sunday, 22 July (2:40 pm) Fremantle 5.7 (37) 18.24 (132) Lost by 95 points Patersons Stadium 28,767 18th
18
Sunday, 28 July (4:40 pm) Collingwood 7.12 (54) 26.18 (174) Lost by 120 points Skoda Stadium 8,102 18th
19
Saturday, 4 August (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) 10.13 (73) Won by 34 points Skoda Stadium 6,811 17th
20
Saturday, 11 August (4:40 pm) Gold Coast 12.7 (79) 16.13 (109) Lost by 30 points Metricon Stadium 14,657 18th
21
Saturday, 18 August (2:10 pm) Melbourne 9.5 (59) 11.18 (84) Lost by 25 points Manuka Oval 7,561 18th
22
Saturday, 25 August (1:45 pm) St Kilda 5.5 (35) 25.13 (163) Lost by 128 points Etihad Stadium 17,327 18th
23
Saturday, 1 September (4:40 pm) North Melbourne 11.11 (77) 16.9 (105) Lost by 28 points Skoda Stadium 6,696 18th

Ladder[edit]

2012 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 Hawthorn 22 17 5 0 2679 1733 154.59 68
2 Adelaide 22 17 5 0 2428 1833 132.46 68
3 Sydney (P) 22 16 6 0 2290 1629 140.58 64
4 Collingwood 22 16 6 0 2123 1823 116.46 64
5 West Coast 22 15 7 0 2244 1807 124.18 60
6 Geelong 22 15 7 0 2209 1886 117.13 60
7 Fremantle 22 14 8 0 1956 1691 115.67 56
8 North Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2359 2097 112.49 56
9 St Kilda 22 12 10 0 2347 1903 123.33 48
10 Carlton 22 11 11 0 2079 1925 108.00 44
11 Essendon 22 11 11 0 2091 2090 100.05 44
12 Richmond 22 10 11 1 2169 1943 111.63 42
13 Brisbane Lions 22 10 12 0 1904 2092 91.01 40
14 Port Adelaide 22 5 16 1 1691 2144 78.87 22
15 Western Bulldogs 22 5 17 0 1542 2301 67.01 20
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1580 2341 67.49 16
17 Gold Coast 22 3 19 0 1509 2481 60.82 12
18 GWS 22 2 20 0 1270 2751 46.17 8
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against

Teams[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Match Review Panel and Tribunal cases[edit]

NEAFL season[edit]

Squad[edit]

Results[edit]

Greater Western Sydney's 2012 NEAFL season fixture
Round Date and local time Opponent Home Away Result Venue Ladder
position
Ref
Scores
1
Saturday, 24 March (3:50 pm) Sydney 4.10 (34) 23.13 (151) Lost by 117 points ANZ Stadium 8th
2
Bye 9th
3
Saturday, 7 April (1:00 pm) Brisbane 12.9 (81) 15.19 (109) Lost by 28 points Blacktown Olympic Park 9th
4
Sunday, 15 April (4:15 pm) Sydney Hills 19.16 (130) 13.19 (94) Won by 36 points Blacktown Olympic Park 8th
5
Saturday, 21 April (1:45 pm) Queanbeyan 14.14 (98) 13.16 (94) Won by 4 points Blacktown Olympic Park 6th
6
Saturday, 28 April (9:30 am) Eastlake Manuka Oval

References[edit]

  1. ^ AFL.com.au/stats

External links[edit]