Journeyman Sam Reid is a hardworking midfielder that adds significant stability and leadership to the GWS GIANTS.
Impressing in the Queensland Football League as an inside midfielder, Reid was drafted by the Western Bulldogs with the 35th pick in the 2007 National AFL Draft, making his debut in the final round of the 2008 season. After 10 senior appearances for the Dogs due to injury, Reid was delisted at the end of the 2010 season.
Luckily the GWS GIANTS re-drafted Reid to add leadership to their young list prior to the 2011 season. Unfortunately, persistent shoulder issues forced Reid into retirement after the 2013 season but true to his character was re-drafted by the Giants before the 2016 season.
A roller-coaster career, Reid played all 26 of the GIANTS matches in 2019 – including the Grand Final. A proud father, Reid’s commitment and perseverance to his craft has paid off as a beloved and valuable player on and off the field for the GIANTS.