New deal for Cameron

Updated: February 11, 2016
AFL News

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LEON Cameron has been rewarded for guiding Greater Western Sydney to its best ever result in 2015 with a two-year contract extension.

The new deal will see the 43-year-old take charge of the Giants until at least the end of 2018.

“It was a really easy decision to re-sign. It gives myself, our coaching staff and the playing group a great opportunity to keep progressing and hopefully reach the ultimate goal of a premiership,” said Cameron.

“Having lived in Sydney for three years, this city and this club feels like home to me and my family, and I want to be part of this club that proudly represents Western Sydney and Canberra on the national stage.

“Like the 10 players who re-signed last year, I’ve committed to this club because we have a fantastic culture at the Giants and are building something special.

“I’m really looking forward to 2016 – we want to play finals footy, but we’ve got to earn the right to do that and hopefully our pre-season allows us to stand up to the 22 weeks and beyond that are coming our way this year.”

Giants’ CEO David Matthews is confident Cameron, who had an impressive playing career with both the Western Bulldogs and Richmond,  is the right man to take the club forward.

“He’s had a significant impact on this club in a relatively short space of time,” Matthews said.

“Our win-loss record has improved dramatically and he’s been pivotal in seeing our young stars including Jeremy Cameron, Dylan Shiel, Devon Smith, Stephen Coniglio and Phil Davis re-commit to the club.

“Leon wholeheartedly embraced the Giants from the minute he arrived in Sydney and is an outstanding ambassador for the club, as well as an outstanding coach.”

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