Fremantle Dockers finally get their man McCarthy

Cam McCarthy training with South Fremantle.  Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Cam McCarthy training with South Fremantle. Picture: Paul Kane/Getty Images

FREMANTLE has completed its first business of the 2016 AFL trade period, securing Greater Western Sydney forward Cam McCarthy to a three year deal.

The Dockers agreed to hand over draft selection number three in return for the 21-year-old and GWS’s picks seven, 34 and 72.

Fremantle list manager Brad Lloyd said the club was excited to have the athletic talent landing at the port club.

“He’s a talented young player who is a proven performer at AFL level,” he said

“We are really looking forward to seeing Cam pull on a Fremantle jumper in 2017.”

McCarthy spent the year training with WAFL club South Fremantle after a deal could not be brokered between the Giants and Dockers 12 months ago.

GWS football manager Wayne Campbell said the deal worked out well for both sides.

“With Cameron’s strong desire to return to Western Australia, we worked closely with his management team to facilitate a deal that we feel benefits everyone involved,” he said.

“Cam’s welfare was always the priority for everyone at the Giants and the club wishes him the very best for the rest of his career.

“Securing the third pick in the draft is significant as it puts us in a strong position to further enhance our playing list.”

The Dockers are also reportedly in the market for Hawthorn speedster Brad Hill, Geelong forward Shane Kersten and Bulldogs defender Joel Hamling.

The trio were drafted from Western Australia.