Adam Schneider appointed NEAFL coach of GWS Giants

A NEW GIANT: Adam Schneider has been announced as Greater Western Sydney's new NEAFL coach for 2018. Picture: The Age

A NEW GIANT: Adam Schneider has been announced as Greater Western Sydney's new NEAFL coach for 2018. Picture: The Age

Osborne AFL product Adam Schneider has joined Greater Western Sydney’s (GWS) coaching staff.

The Giants announced Schneider as the club’s new North Eastern Australian Football League (NEAFL) coach on Monday.

The 33-year-old retired from AFL at the end of 2015 and has spent the past two seasons with Beaumaris in the Victorian amateurs, who he coached this year.

Schneider is excited to join the Giants.

“The Giants are a club I’ve admired from a distance and I’m excited to join the coaching group working under Leon Cameron,” Schneider told the Giants website. 

“There are a number of impressive young players on the list that I believe I can help develop and prepare for the rigorous of playing in the AFL.”

The Giants believe Schneider’s Riverina background helps make him a great fit for the club.

"Adam has a sharp footy brain and a real passion for the game," GWS general manager football Wayne Campbell said.

"Having grown up in Wagga Wagga and having lived in Sydney during his playing career, Adam understands the challenges and opportunities for the Giants and we think he'll be a good fit for our club."

Schneider replaces Brad Miller as NEAFL coach. Miller has accepted an assistant coaching role looking after the Giants’ forward line.