Leon Cameron – last game as GWS Giants coach on Sunday

GWS Giants Press Release:

The GIANTS paid tribute to senior coach Leon Cameron today as part of announcing his tenure to expire after Sunday’s game against Carlton.

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The GIANTS announced today that the club and senior coach have mutually agreed to part ways, with senior assistant coach Mark McVeigh taking over as interim senior coach for the remainder of the season following this week’s game at the GIANTS Stage.

After joining the club as senior assistant coach to inaugural coach Kevin Sheedy at the end of the club’s inaugural season in 2012, Cameron took over as senior coach ahead of the 2014 season. coached in 192 games, leading the squad to five finals in six years, including two preliminary finals and leading the club to a first Grand Final appearance in 2019. season they have qualified for the AFL finals series.

GIANTS President Tony Shepherd AO thanked Leon Cameron for his significant contribution to the club, citing his tremendous contribution to the growth and development of the club and the Code in general.

“On behalf of everyone at the GIANTS, I would like to thank Leon for the incredible impact he has had on our organization over the past 10 years,”
said Mr. Shepherd.

“Leon has always put the club and the game first and has worked tirelessly to grow Australian Rules football in NSW and the ACT.

“In addition, he has ultimately been an excellent coach for the GIANTS. He has had considerable success during his time with our club – his track record speaks for itself and the relationships he has built will continue to exist. He should be congratulated on his work to bring a brand new club at the heart of NRL to its first major final – and regular success in the finals – within a few years.

“Change is one of the few constants in the sport and we are clearly now on the brink of change with the GIANTS, but Leon and his family will remain an indelible figure in the history of our club and for that we are immensely grateful. “

GIANTS Chief Executive Officer, David Matthews, paid tribute to the club’s second senior coach, pointing out Cameron’s role in
founding of the club in the early years.

“We thank Leon for everything he has done – and achieved” as senior coach of the GIANTS for the past nine years.
said Mr. Matthews.

“Being a senior AFL coach is one thing, but playing an important role in building a club is quite another and Leon has certainly achieved the latter. He is a selfless and people-oriented person with excellent values ​​and will always be a beloved member of the GIANTS family.

“Leon is a person of the highest quality and integrity and we value the ability to have honest conversations about the best way forward for the club. During a discussion earlier this week it quickly became clear that we clearly agreed that it was now is the time to move in a different direction from the senior coach position.

“We look forward to celebrating Leon’s contribution to the GIANTS in many ways and wish Leon, his wife Carolyn and children Millie, Harry and Jack all the best with the next chapter.”

Leon Cameron said he was grateful for his time with the GIANTS and pleased with the decision to end his tenure as the club’s senior coach.

“After much deliberation over the past few weeks, it has become clear in recent days that the time was right for me to move on,” he said.

“I’ve always had the interest of the club in mind, so now is the right time for change.

“No one is bigger than the club itself and I know this is the right decision for the future of the club. I have given my all to the role and am proud of the role I have played over the past decade in building the GIANTS This is a special club with many wonderful people who have supported me every step of the way.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity I have had to make a significant contribution to building a new football club and to the growth of the Western Sydney GIANTS and the ACT. It was a unique opportunity that I remember with immense pride.

“It has been a wonderful journey and I would like to thank the players, staff, members and fans who have been with me on that journey.

“I’m looking forward to another win with this group of players and staff. My family and I will always have a deep connection with the GIANTS.”

Sunday’s game against Carlton at GIANTS Stadium will be Cameron’s 193rd and final game as coach of the GIANTS.

The GIANTS are now beginning to appoint the club’s next senior coach.

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