Giants co-captain Phil Davis retires

Phil Davis speaking to the media. Photo: Phil Hillyard.
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Inaugural GWS Giants co-captain Phil Davis has announced his retirement.

One of the most influential figures in the club’s history, Davis has hung up the boots effective immediately.

The 32-year-old retires after 192 games across 15 seasons at the elite level and serving as co-captain of the club from the Giants’ first-ever game in 2012 through to the 2019 Grand Final.

Giants Chief Executive Officer David Matthews paid tribute to Davis this morning.

“It’s hard to put into words what Phil means to our club,” Mr Matthews said.

“When we were building the Giants, we were looking to bring in quality players but also quality people for us to build a club and culture around.

“Phil has exemplified that from day one – and then some – as he’s built the Giants to where we are today.

“He is revered as one of the best leaders in the game and he, along with Callan Ward, truly set our club up for success from the very early days. Together they set high standards, drove a family culture, and led us through every challenge.”

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