Giant reveals her random pre-game rituals: 10 questions with Georgia Garnett

Who is your all-time favourite footballer or athlete?

I didn't grow up following footy, but I do love Nick Haynes from the Giants. As I play in the backline myself, I love watching him take intercept marks and do his thing. Probably my all-time favourite athlete is Mitchell Johnson, the ex-Australian fast bowler. I used to love watching him in the summer, just absolutely carving it up.

Who is the worst teammate on social media?

Definitely Bríd Stack. She loves an Instagram story, but it's mainly of her son, so I'm not too mad because he's adorable.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I was talking to my mum about this, and she said I always used to tell her I wanted to work at Video Ezy. Every weekend, we used to ride around the corner and grab some movies for Saturday night, and I used to think it'd be so cool to work there and get free movies.

Who is your toughest opponent?

Georgia Gee from Carlton. I got stuck on her for about five minutes last year, and she just rang rings around me, I just couldn’t keep up with her. 

Which Olympic sport would you love to compete in?

The 4x100m relay in the swimming. I absolutely love watching that event, I love the excitement of it. It's my favourite event. And if you were competing in it, you'd get to sit back at the Olympics for the next week, because all your events were done. A team event is more exciting, too.

Which teammate is most likely to go on and coach?

Definitely Alicia Eva. She's already on that track and it doing some good things with the boys. It'll be really exciting to see what she'll do in the coaching space. Another one is Katherine Smith, she's starting to get into her coaching and is doing some good things as well, especially around Sydney.

GWS captain Alicia Eva talks to her teammates during a clash with West Coast in R4, 2021. Picture: AFL Photos

Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?

I have three. No coffee on game day, I walk barefoot onto the field as a bit of earthing pre-game, and the third one is a bit random. Before I take my headphones off to listen to the music from the team speaker, I listen to the song "The Boogie That Be" by Black Eyed Peas.

What was the first concert you attended?

Technically it was Hi-5, but my first major concert was Pink. I remember her flying round the stadium and singing, and I thought it was just the best thing I'd ever seen. It was on my birthday, I think I might have been 12. 

What is the non-football accomplishment of which you're most proud?

Finishing high school, or moving out of home. I just moved to the beaches, I've always wanted to live there and there's a few girls out there. I'm pretty happy with that.

Would you prefer to take Mark or Goal of the Year?

Probably Goal of the Year. Being a defender, I don't get forward too often, so I think scoring a goal in general would be the highlight of my career. We're talking a handball off the 50 into a big barrel.