The Concord Giants were originally the Concord Cats Football Club. Established in 2005 over a beer and a handshake, in its first year the club fielded only one Auskick team comprising of 11 players.
The Club’s purpose was – and remains – simple: To provide a quality AFL experience to families from all backgrounds and to foster a lifelong love of the game.
Here Come the GIANTS
In 2013, a strategic decision was made to rebrand as the Concord GIANTS Football Club, adopting the playing kit and theme song of the then fledgling GWS GIANTS.
It was a big year for the Club and we doubled the size of the Club in a single season! This achievement earned the Club the prestigious award for the ‘Best Sydney City Club’ for 2013 at the annual AFL Greater Sydney Juniors presentation night.
2013: The Introduction of Youth AFL
Also in 2013, the Concord Giants announced a joint venture with the neighbouring Drummoyne Power Football Club to be called the Canada Bay Cannons. The joint venture to pool the resources of both the Concord Giants and Drummoyne Power aimed to increase playing opportunities for youth AFL in the inner-west. That alliance has been further strengthened in 2014 and in 2016, the Canada Bay Cannons fielded seven teams from U12-U17. Four of the seven teams reached the Grand Final and the first Cannons Premiership was won by Under 12 Division 2.
In 2016, it was announced that a St Lukes Oval Concord would be redeveloped as an AFL precinct in the inner-west… and be the new home ground of the Concord GIANTS. The GIANTS will share the purpose designed facility with its youth club, the Canada Bay Cannons and neighbouring club, Drummoyne Power. The new oval will be used for the first time in Season 2017.
At the close of 2016, the Club elected its first female President, Natalie Baini.
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