August 4, 2016: Back where it all began

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GWS Giants Co-captain Phil Davis and defender Nick Haynes were back where it all began for them when they were special guests at the Holroyd Parramatta Goannas Juniors club on Wednesday.

Phil and Nick were invited to the Goannas' training night to present the club's first ever Youth Girls team with their new jumpers, featuring the Giants' proud partner Dyldam on the back.

The western Sydney property group has been the Giants' shorts partner for more than four years, and now supports the Holroyd Parramatta Goannas' Youth Girls side.

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Dyldam Relationship Manager Brent Adams said that the company and the Giants were both proud to be part of the western Sydney community.

"While it's fantastic for Dyldam to partner with professional clubs in western Sydney like the Giants, we also see importance of supporting community sport at grassroots level, particularly the Goannas' first female AFL team," Brent said.

"It's terrific to see AFL continuing to grow in western Sydney, and we're excited that the Giants will have a team in the 2017 national men's and women's competitions.

"With the introduction of the National Women's League in 2017 - of which the Giants will be one of the eight inaugural clubs - the girls now playing for the Goannas could one day be Giants!"

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Also visiting the Goannas was Giants Director of Coaching Al McConnell, who was the club's first employee in 2009.

The Giants have a special connection to the Goannas, having trained at their Gipps Road ground and used their facilities for the club's first three pre-seasons before relocating to Sydney Olympic Park.

When the Giants began training at Gipps Road in 2011, neither club could have imagined that just five years later the Giants would be heading towards their first AFL Finals Series!

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Article courtesy of GWS Giants.

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