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Young Giants ask for trade to Victorian club

Sam Frost of the Giants in action during the 2014 AFL round 07 match between the GWS Giants and Port Adelaide Power at StarTrack Oval, Canberra on May 03, 2014. (Photo: Sean Garnsworthy/AFL Media)
Sam Frost has requested a return to Victoria
GREATER Western Sydney defender Sam Frost looks set to depart the club after requesting a trade back to Victoria.

The club confirmed on Thursday that Frost and fellow key position player Kristian Jaksch had both asked to return to their home state.

General manager football Graeme Allan said: "While we understand their decisions, we are disappointed to lose two highly talented key position players after spending considerable time developing them.

"We will now pursue what we consider to be fair and equitable trades for both players during the forthcoming trade period."

Frost, 21, the younger brother of Collingwood backman Jack, played 16 games for the Giants this season, for a career tally of 21 over three seasons.

The former rookie managed to hold down a key defensive post for much of the season in the absence of injured Giants Phil Davis, Nick Haynes and Tim Mohr, but can also be used in attack.

Frost, who is out of contract, was drafted from TAC Cup side Sandringham Dragons, with his athleticism and height important attributes.

Jaksch, 19, from the Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup, has played seven matches for the Giants, five of them this season, after being taken at pick No.12 in the 2012 NAB AFL Draft.

And the No.2 draft pick in 2012, midfielder Jono O'Rourke, is likely to make a decision in the next few days about his future.

The Giants hold pick three in the NAB AFL Draft ahead of next month's trade and free agency period, and have also activated a compensation draft selection at the end of the first round (approximately pick No.20).