Greater Western Sydney season guide: All you need to know

Club: Greater Western Sydney

Coach: Alan McConnell

2020 captains: Alicia Eva

2020 best and fairest: Alyce Parker

2020 in a nutshell: The best season in club history finished in heartbreaking fashion with a three-point loss to Melbourne in a semi-final. It shouldn't detract from an outstanding campaign though in which the Giants won four of their six games to finish second in Conference A.

AFLW Match Highlights: Greater Western Sydney v Melbourne

04:37 Mar 21. 2020. 4:51 PM

The Giants and Demons clash in a semi-final of the AFLW

New players: Katherine Smith (Melbourne), Bríd Stack, Tarni Evans, Libby Graham, Emily Pease, Erin Todd

YOUR CLUB'S DRAFT All you need to know about the 57 new faces

Notable departures:  Ellie Brush (retired)

Inactive players: Yvonne Bonner

2021 opponents: Fremantle (a), Melbourne (h), Brisbane (h), Geelong (a), Western Bulldogs (h), Gold Coast (h), Collingwood (a), St Kilda (h), Adelaide (a)

2021 FIXTURE Blues, Magpies return to kick off new-look season

Circle it: The Giants get an early chance to bury their finals demons when hosting Melbourne at Blacktown International Sportspark in round two.

Player to watch: Rebecca Privitelli went from defence to attack in 2020 and turned heads. She is a high-flying contested marker that can kick goals or crash packs and provide opportunities for her forward line teammates.

Best Rising Star chance: Tarni Evans

2021 prediction: With minimal changes to last season's successful team, there's no reason why the Giants won't be right near the pointy end again. They have a tough opening three weeks against opponents that all played finals in 2020, but a positive start would set them up to again play the matches that matter most.