Our Beginnings

  • The first Concord AFL Auskick team

  • 2010 Concord Cats

    2010 Concord Cats team
  • 2010 Concord Cats

    2010 Concord Cats
  • 2010 Concord Cats

    Concord Cats v Drummoyne Power, Five Dock Park

    2010 Concord Cats v Drummoyne Power
  • 2010 Concord Cats

    2010 Concord Cats
  • 2011 Concord Cats

    U9 Grand Finalists

    2011 U9 grand final team Concord Cats

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

  • 2013 with GWS GIANTS

    Concord Players with GWS Giants
  • Swans visit 2013

    Players with Adam Goodes, Sydney Swans visit 2013
  • Street Fair 2014

    Stand at Concord Fair
  • Training session with the GWS GIANTS 2014

    Training session with GWS giants
  • End of Season Celebrations 2014

    2014 celebration cake for end of season

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

  • The first Canada Bay Cannons game, April 2013

    Cannons first game team photo
  • The first Cannons Premiership team, U12 Division 2, 2016

    Cannons U12 Div 2 run through grand final banner in 2016

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.

There’s more information about the Canada Bay Cannons on this website, or contact the Cannons direct: info@canadabaycannons.com.au. They’re always welcoming new players!


  • St Lukes Announcement 2016

    Concord GIANTS incoming President Natalie Baini (top left) and GIANTS players with dignitaries at a St Lukes funding announcement

    Players, club officials and politicians

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.

If you have any old photos or information to add to the Club’s history page, please contact us.