Speedy midfielder Jordan Clark has arrived at Fremantle with the motivation to work with his new teammates to help deliver Fremantle’s first premiership.
The 20-year-old was traded alongside a future fourth round selection from the Cats in exchange for pick no.22 and a future third round pick, secured from Carlton in the Adam Cerra trade.
After trying to relax throughout the final day of the Continental Tyres AFL Trade Period by walking the dog and watching cricket, Clark said he couldn’t wait to get started at his new Club.
“I was pretty stressed out for the last couple of days. It obviously went right down to the wire and I’m just stoked and excited for what’s ahead now,” Clark said.
“I’m very excited to get here. Obviously, I’m rapt to be back home around my mates and my family in particular. I’m really looking forward to it.
“The boys look like a really good driven group and are on the right trajectory towards playing finals footy and, hopefully, winning a flag in the future.
“The young core group that’s there, from the outside looking in, they’ve got a really good connection with each other. To be a part of that was very appealing for me.”
Clark said he wanted to help Fremantle create history as he joined a comparatively younger group from his former Club at Geelong.
“Everyone knows Geelong’s got a bit of an older list but a very competitive list as well. Hopefully, I’ve learnt a bit from them and I can bring that with me and get to work,” Clark said.
“Obviously, what everyone wants to achieve is winning a flag and I feel like Freo has a very exciting list of players that, at the end of the day, are working towards getting that goal.
“However far away it is, it’s a good chance to be a part of some history if it gets done. They’re a good young list and it’s a very appealing to be a part of.”
When asked if he had a message for the Fremantle fans, Clark joked about reports on Continental Tyres Trade Radio - that were later denied by Geelong - that Clark had had a "heated" conversation with list manager Stephen Wells as the trade went down to the wire.
“Stick with me, I won’t hang the phone up on you or have any heated discussions I suppose - if you saw that come out today,” Clark said.
“I’m not like that, I’m pretty cool, calm and collected and quite laid back.”