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Finn Callahan has signed a new deal to stay with GWS until 2025

GWS locked Finn Callaghan in for another two years. Exciting teenager His Jah has turned his back on the eager Melbourne club in pursuit of ‘sustained success’ with the Giants.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who was the No. 3 pick in the 2021 National Draft and appeared in five games in his debut season despite a recurring leg injury, has committed to sticking with the Giants through the end of 2025. bottom.

Callahan has been touted as a target for St Kilda in the off-season, and the Saints said they were looking to attract talent from Melbourne’s Bayside area, similar to how Geelong recruited local players to target.

But the 192cm left-footer, who grew up in the area and played junior football for Mordiarok Braeside, said he hadn’t been approached at all by other clubs as he was focused on his pre-season campaign.

camera iconFinn Callahan said he didn’t want to hear if any rival clubs would come after his signing as he was gearing up for a breakout season at GWS.Phil Hillyard credit: News Corp Australia

“I told manager Tom Sekar that I really didn’t want to hear what was going on behind the scenes. I just wanted to focus on playing football,” Callahan said.

“I loved my time here and never thought of leaving… When it came time to sign my contract with the Giants, I was really happy to make it all through. rice field.”

Callahan’s commitment to GWS follows last week’s re-signing of powerful onballer Tom Green, who extended his contract through the end of 2027.

The Giants were very optimistic that their core group of players would be there for the long haul, Callahan said.

“(Green) is a very important player for us moving forward…I think he gives everyone at the club real confidence that we have the building blocks for lasting success.” he said.

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camera iconCallahan’s explosive power in the middle of the field has impressed his teammates, including Callan Ward, this summer.Phil Hillyard credit: News Corp Australia

“I have worked very closely with Big Tom. He knows his ball content and that is an area of ​​my game that I really try to focus on. and see what he does.”

Callahan averaged 15 disposals and four marks in five senior games in 2022 and plans to split time as a winger and inside midfielder this season.

Giants veteran Callan Ward said the teenager was a clear standout on the track this preseason and is recovering well from surgery to put an end to foot concerns.

“I’m always blown away by how good he is when he hits the field,” Ward said.

“I’ve never seen him as an explosive, very fast player, but when he’s training, he pops out of his stops and you can’t catch him.

“He’s difficult to tackle and has great skills, so you can really see him improve this year.”

https://thewest.com.au/news/finn-callaghan-inks-new-deal-to-remain-at-gws-until-2025-c-9886724 Finn Callahan has signed a new deal to stay with GWS until 2025

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