In the same week the AFL's newest franchise announced on-field leaders for the new season the Giants boasted a new membership mark.
Boom midfielder Tom Scully was the biggest elevation in Giants leadership players with his appointment as vice-captain.
In a provocative marketing exercise Giants chief executive David Matthews declared his fledgling outfit in a race to eventually sign 10,000 with the AFL's other recent foundation club Gold Coast.
Sheedy's young Giants attracted more than 10,000 members for their debut season last year when the new outfit finished last with just two wins.
Matthews declared on Friday, ahead of Australia Day festivities around the nation, that his young club was again targeting 10,000 members before the start of the new AFL season.
The Giants disclosed that membership sales were up to 8003 and only 11 behind the Suns official total.
Matthews said Sheedy had initiated the membership race with the Suns heading into the Giants second AFL season.
"Sheeds has been keeping himself very fit over summer just in case the Suns get there first but we would obviously much prefer to see 'Bluey' McKenna revealing his true colours on the sands of the Gold Coast," he said.
"The two clubs have built a pretty fierce rivalry in a short space of time and this is another way of fans showing their support and building that rivalry.
"We can't wait to play them again at Manuka Oval on April 27 where we recorded our first ever win last year."
The Giants launch their second AFL premiership season with an ANZ Stadium home clash with reigning premiers and derby rivals Sydney on Saturday March 30.