Folau let go

Folau let go

GWS Giants have agreed to release Israel Folau from the remaining two years of his contract.

Chief executive David Matthews said Folau had informed the club that it was his wish to leave and it would not stand in his way.

"This was a difficult decision for Israel and we appreciate him being upfront with us," Matthews said.

"He made a very courageous decision two years ago to join the Giants and he has made a remarkable contribution to the club and Australian football more widely in a short space of time."

Matthews said Folau had been an integral part of the build of the club.

He played 13 games for the Giants in 2012 and kicked two goals.

"Israel's development as an AFL player has been remarkable to watch and off the field he has done a power of work in multicultural communities and Western Sydney to help promote the game," he said.

"He goes with our blessings and best wishes and he will always be a friend of the Giants."

Blue Sox bus

The specially branded Sydney Blue Sox bus will be on the streets of Sydney throughout the 2012/13 Australian Baseball League season to promote the Blue Sox home games at Blacktown International Sportspark.

As part of the promotion the Sydney Blue Sox will run a 'Spot the Blue Sox Bus' competition on their Facebook page.

Simply spot the bus and upload a picture for your chance to win tickets to a Sydney Blue Sox home game at Blacktown International Sportspark, Rooty Hill. The Sydney Blue Sox will take to the Blacktown International Sportspark diamond against the Brisbane Bandits for their first home game of the season on November 9.

"I encourage all residents to get out to the Sportspark this season and show their support for the Sydney Blue Sox," Blacktown mayor Len Robinson said.

Tickets are available by calling 8006 1423 or go to

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