Cumming commits to Giants
Saturday, 3rd October, 2020
By Peter Argent
North Broken Hill footballer Isaac Cumming is the latest GWS Giant to put pen to paper on a contract extension, signing on September 30.
The 22-year-old has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain at the club until at least the end of 2022.
This Broken Hill product has come through the Giants Academy. So far he has played 10 games in the past three seasons and is one of a number of up and coming GWS players who is expected to take the next step in 2021.
Cumming, who is 184cm tall, has built his body up to be an 83kg athlete.
He debuted at the top level in round 8, 2018 against West Coast at the Sydney Showground, having a highly creditable 14 possessions. He played two games that season.
He played in his first win, in his third game during his second season, a round seven clash against St Kilda at Manuka Oval in Canberra and played five AFL games in a year where the Giants made the Grand Final.
Cumming started the 2020 campaign off the back of a strong pre-season but was struck down with a serious hamstring injury.
This year he started in round one and two and came back for the final game (Round 18) of the campaign.
Jason McCartney, former Collingwood, Adelaide and North Melbourne footballer, who is now General Manager Football at the Giants, said Cumming’s signature was an important one for the club.
“Isaac had a frustrating 2020 campaign but carried himself really well throughout and we’re delighted to have him locked away,” McCartney said.
“Isaac has great foot skills, elite speed and a good leap which we think will see him play a valuable role for us in the years to come.”
Known mainly as a rebounding defender, who can also play roles on a wing and through the midfield rotations, Cumming said he was looking forward to the next chapter in his journey.
“I’m really happy to re-sign with the Giants,” Cumming said.
“We’re a tight group and I’m confident we can bounce back after a challenging year.
“Personally, I’ve been in and out of the team in recent years and am focused on having a strong pre-season and playing a bigger role in 2021.”
The GWS Giants finished their 2020 season in 10th position on the AFL premiership ladder with eight wins and nine losses.
However, they are still seen as one of the most talented squads in the competition.