Shane made the move from Sydney to GWS for the 2014 season and it proved to be a great move. Shane played 17 matches and averaged 13 disposals, 6 tackles and 36.5 hit outs per match. As well as his on field performance Shane was also praised by everyone at the club for the work he has done with the young GWS players. He capped off his excellent year by claiming the 2014 GWS best and fairest award.
2015 saw Shane play career best football for 11 weeks before a serious ankle injury ended his year. His absence left a big hole in the GWS line up. While getting his body right Shane was able to coach and mentor the young GWS rucks.
2016 saw him back out there leading the Giants midfield and they will be hoping to go all the way this year.
Q: Which Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?
A: I played for Bunyip Junior Football Club all throughout juniors and the highlight was winning back to back premierships.
Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?
A: Nathan Buckley. He was Dad’s favourite so I used to follow him closely so he became my favourite player.
Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?
A: I was standing on the back of a truck working on a building site clean up when I found out that I had been picked up by Geelong in the Rookie Draft.
Q: What has been the highlight of your AFL career so far?
A: It has definitely been winning the 2012 premiership with the Swans.
Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?
A: I like going down to the beach, hanging out with mates and pretty much just relaxing.
Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?
A: I’d be a Personal Trainer.