MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Callan Ward of the Giants leads the team out during the round 23 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Etihad Stadium on September 6, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

GWS co-captain Callan Ward will be a Giant for life, after signing a five-year contract extension.

Ward’s new deal will keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.

The 25-year-old joined the Giants in their inaugural season in 2012 and was named co-captain along with Phil Davis after just 60 games with Western Bulldogs.

Ward, who has become one of the premier midfielders of the competition, said it was an easy decision to re-sign.

“This is where I want to finish my career so I had no hesitation in putting pen to paper,” Ward said.

“The club has come a long way since I first got here and I’m very confident we’re heading in the right direction both on and off the field.

“So many players, along with Leon Cameron, have re-committed to this club because we are proud of what we’re building and understand the opportunity that lies ahead of us.”

Ward has played 83 games with GWS and will become the first Giant to play 100 games for the club.


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