WAFL: Swan Districts confirm return of retired Collingwood forward Corey Gault

Corey Gault, left, at a Collingwood Magpies training session in March 2016. Picture: Getty Images.
Corey Gault, left, at a Collingwood Magpies training session in March 2016. Picture: Getty Images.

SWAN Districts Football Club has confirmed retired Collingwood forward Corey Gault will return to his grassroots club in 2017.

The 24-year-old played six AFL games for the Magpies since being drafted at No.65 in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft.

Gault adds to a growing list of new signings at Swan Districts, following ex-Carlton player David Ellard, former Fremantle midfielder Clancee Pearce and delisted West Coast defender Jamie Bennell.

Swan Districts senior coach Greg Harding said he was excited to see Gault return to the club.

“We have had the highest regard for Corey since the day he walked into the club,” he said.

“He has developed into an imposing athlete at Collingwood and his key position ability is going to be vital next season.

“His ability to play both in the ruck and forward is going to add strength to the group and as a young man, you’re going to find it tough to find a more committed and passionate person.

“He becomes the fourth home grown Swan kid to return, and we couldn’t be happier to have him back at Steel Blue.”