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Cameron resigns as Giants coach




Greater Western Sydney Giants coach Leon Cameron has announced his resignation as coach of the AFL's newest club just eight games in to 2022, the club confirmed on Thursday.


The former Richmond and Western Bulldogs player took over from Kevin Sheedy as coach in 2014, leading the Giants to their first Grand Final appearance in 2019 as well as five finals campaigns in the past six seasons.


It's been a tough start to the 2022 season for GWS, who have won just two of their first eight games to sit 15th on the ladder.


A 53 point loss in round eight only intensified pressure on the embattled 49 year old, who labelled his side 'boring' in the aftermath of their defeat at the hands of Geelong.


Cameron said he had met up with Giants chief executive David Matthews on Tuesday, informing the board of his decision to depart the club after Sunday's game with Carlton at Sydney Showgrounds.


"I said I think it's the right time for the club to have a bit of breathing space to find the next senior coach," he said.


Cameron has coached 192 games at GWS, winning 101, drawing four and losing 87.


The club's senior assistant coach, Mark McVeigh, will then take over as interim coach until the end of the season.


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