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McCarthy lands at Fremantle

McCarthy is renowned for his athleticism, which will suit the expanses of Domain Stadium. The sky is the limit for this talented young forward

Fremantle has finalised terms with Greater Western Sydney that will see key forward Cameron McCarthy land at the club on a three-year contract.

Fremantle secured the 21-year-old via a trade that saw the club exchange its first round pick three for McCarthy plus the Giants’ first round pick seven and currently picks 34 and 72 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.

The deal is effectively a slide of pick three to seven for Fremantle in return for the talented key forward plus a second and fourth round pick in the draft on 25 November.

Recruited from South Fremantle by GWS via pick 14 in the 2013 draft, McCarthy debuted in round 23 the following year.

He kicked 35 goals for GWS in 2015 but stood out of the game in 2016 and trained with South Fremantle in the WAFL after the Giants declined his bid to be traded to Fremantle.

Q & A with Cam McCarthy


McCarthy is renowned for his athleticism, which will suit the expanses of Domain Stadium.

Standing at 193 centimetres, the 2015 NAB Rising Star nominee will help fill the void left by retired legend Matthew Pavlich as Fremantle look to rebound from a disappointing 2016 season.

Fremantle’s general manager of list management Brad Lloyd said the club was delighted to have secured the key forward.

“We’re really excited about getting Cam to Fremantle,” Lloyd said.

“He’s a talented young player who is a proven performer at AFL level.

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

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