Giant leap for Williams

RIVERINA FOOTBALL LEAGUE

NARRANDERA teenager Zac Williams will live out his childhood dream tomorrow when he makes his senior AFL debut for Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants.

The Giants last night upgraded Williams' from the rookie list to the senior squad and brought him straight into the team for tomorrow's clash with Gold Coast Suns.

Williams was called into GWS coach Kevin Sheedy's office on Wednesday where he and Leon Cameron delivered him the news of his upgrade and immediate call-up into the senior team.

The 18-year-old Narrandera young gun could hardly believe the news and is still on a high ahead of tomorrow's special moment.

"I still can't believe it," Williams told The Daily Advertiser yesterday.

"I'm pretty stoked about it.

"Leon called me into the office and I had no idea.

"I didn't think I would be getting upgraded this week because it was such a big game against the Suns and I thought we would be going in with our best 22.

"I didn't know what to think when they told me. I've been waiting for this moment for so long now.

"For it to actually be here, it's a massive shock."

Williams was informed on Wednesday and was immediately on the phone to his mum Joy O'Hara in Narrandera.

"I rang mum and she didn't believe me at first," Williams said.

"She had a bit of a teary moment and told me how proud she was of me."

Williams has been in brilliant form for the Giants' reserve grade team since being drafted to the club last December.

He was unable to play AFL until promoted to the senior list and that happened yesterday as the knee injury to Jonathon Patton made way for Williams.

Williams, who was best-on-ground for Narrandera in last year's Riverina Football League grand final, has been told he will play forward, with a chance of moving through the midfield.

He becomes the sixth Riverina footballer to debut for the Giants in the space of 18 months.

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