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Lighter and fitter Mumford ready for 2019


GWS Academy Director John Quinn has given an update on Shane Mumford and how he’s kept himself in a condition capable of seeing him return to AFL level.

The Giants picked up Mumford as part of the new supplemental selection period after the ruckman retired at the end of 2017.

Quinn said his boxing work among other things has seen him stay in good shape.

“He’s kept himself in really good shape with boxing, he’s been doing a bit of running and movement work,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“He’s dropped a bit of weight and looks in great shape. His strength levels are up.

“With a player of his age, we take it as a point that he doesn’t have to do as much on legs because of the wear and tear of playing at this level, so it’s really a management situation, maintaining where he’s at.

“If he’d done his knee, it’s not too dissimilar to that. He’s probably in advance to that because he’s been able to maintain his fitness and he trained a lot with the players last year whilst he was coaching.”

Mumford has been suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season after a video was leaked of him snorting a white powder back in 2015.

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