Indy Giants Form Partnership with GWS

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The Indy Giants are proud to announce a partnership with the AFL's GWS Giants. The Indy Giants, co-founded by Dr. Sam Pope and Matt Jagger, are planting the seed as the newest USAFL club and are preparing for their inaugural season. Says Dr. Pope, “I am amazed by the support of the football community, both here in the US and Australia. Being centrally located in the midwest, Indianapolis is surrounded by many USAFL clubs within a few hours drive. It’s a no-brainer and we hope to host many tournaments in the years-to-come.”

During Paul “Plugger” O’Keeffe’s recent visit to GWS, he mentioned the newly formed club in Indianapolis and GWS jumped at the opportunity to support them and have already provided the club with their new logo. “The GWS Giants partnership with the Indianapolis Giants is a fantastic opportunity to establish the GWS Giants' brand in the USA and support the growth of Australia's number 1 sport. The Giant partnership is part of the GWS club strategy to grow the game internationally and hopefully the Indianapolis Giants will become a potential recruiting ground for GWS in the future. 

"AFL football is a fantastic community participation game in the USA and we look forward to watching the Club grow,” says GWS Academy Manager Lachlan Buszard.

GWS now offers Global Giants Membership for the International community to support the club and stay connected.

Dave Matthews, long-time supporter of International AFL Growth, stated "In my previous role as General Manager of National and International Development at the AFL I have seen incredible growth of our game internationally,” Matthews said.“That growth has continued here with the GIANTS where a number of International clubs have formed alliances with us including the South East London Giants (UK), the North Leinster Giants (Ireland), the Zaprude Giants (Croatia) and the Skane Giants (Sweden) [and now, we can add the Indy Giants to the list!]"

The Indy Giants hold practice on Sundays from 12:30-2:30pm at the northwest corner of North Westway Park in Indianapolis. All players are welcome, no experience necessary. For more information, contact the club at,, on Twitter @indygiantsfooty or

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