Giants anoint Cameron to step into Sheedy’s shoes

The Greater Western Sydney Giants have named former Hawthorn Hawks assistant coach, Leon Cameron, as the man to take over from coach Kevin Sheedy in 2014.

Cameron will be eased into the Giants.

He will spend 2013 as a senior assistant coach, before taking complete control in 2014.

The 40-year-old outlined his reasons for making the move north to GWS.

‘‘To get an opportunity to work with a four-time premiership coach in your first year, and the experience you can gather from that,’’ he said.

‘‘You don’t have to be Einstein [to see] the exciting list that this club is building.

‘‘The work that they’ve done in the last couple of years to bring this exciting list together — I’m really looking forward to that.

‘‘Obviously we had a couple of wins and an exciting year last year.

‘‘But we are just worried about improvement, year after year after year.’’

Kevin Sheedy praised the appointment.

‘‘To me it’s an opportunity to get the best talent available to come into our club,’’ Sheedy said.

‘‘Whether it’s a player or a coach or administrators, it’s so important.

‘‘The decisions that we make along the way have to be the best for the club.’’

Cameron played 172 games for the Western Bulldogs and 84 games for the Richmond Tigers.

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