Brereton joins GWS

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The Greater Western Sydney Giants have announced that former Hawthorn champion Dermott Brereton will take up a specialist coaching role with the club.

General Manager of Football Operations Graeme Allan said Brereton, a five time Hawthorn premiership player, would work in a part-time capacity with the Giants forwards.

“We are delighted that somebody of Dermott’s vast experience and knowledge has agreed to help tutor our young players,” Allan said.

“Dermott is widely acknowledged as one of the finest players of his generation. A tough, skilful performer who excelled in big matches and we believe he will be a great teacher for our young forwards.”

Brereton said he was excited about the challenge of working with the AFL’s 18th and newest team.

“There’s no doubt there is a lot of promising young talent at the GIANTS and I hope I can help them as they embark on their AFL careers,” he said.

Brereton played 211 games and kicked 464 goals for Hawthorn, Sydney Swans and Collingwood in a career spanning 14 years.

A member of the Hawthorn Team of the Century, he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1999.

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