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Chairman sets wins target for GWS in 2022


GWS chairman Tony Shepherd has outlined what he thinks is a pass mark for the Giants in 2022.

Shepherd, the inaugural chairman of the Giants, expects Leon Cameron’s side to win “15 to 16” games next year, which would put them in the equation to finish in the top four.

GWS finished seventh with 11 wins at the conclusion of the home and away season and beat rivals Sydney by a point in a thrilling elimination final, before losing to Geelong in the second week of the finals.

After a 0-3 start and a mounting injury list, a semi-final appearance was a commendable effort by the Giants, winning their last three games to sneak into the top eight.

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Sportsday co-host and Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy asked Shepherd: “Give us your pass mark for the Giants – how many wins next year?”

To which the Giants chairman replied: “Jimmy Bartel (director) runs a sweep every year and I won it last year because I got closest to the number (of wins).

“My view would be 15 to 16 wins.”

The Giants will be without the suspended Toby Greene for the opening five games of the 2022 season after he was found guilty of making intentional umpire contact in their finals win over the Swans.

Entering his ninth season at the helm, Cameron comes out of contract at the end of next season.

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