SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16: Shane Mumford of the Giants looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Spotless Stadium on August 16, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Shane Mumford is ready to return to AFL level according to GWS Academy Director John Quinn.

Mumford has come out of retirement after hanging up his boots in 2017.

Quinn spoke about what has kept Mumford in shape, putting an emphasis on his boxing.

“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.”

The focus during the season will be managing Mumford while easing him back into an AFL workload.

“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.”

Mumford will be suspended for the opening two games of the season following recent video footage emerging of him snorting a white powder in 2015.