In their final deal of the 2018 NAB AFL Trade Period, Fremantle have secured speedy midfielder Travis Colyer on a three-year deal.
The 27-year-old will return to Western Australia in exchange for a future fourth round selection.
Colyer has played 87 games since being drafted to Essendon from Claremont with pick no.26 in the 2009 National Draft.
After missing the 2016 season through suspension, Colyer bounced back with a career-best season in 2017, playing 22 games and averaging just under 17 disposals.
Colyer missed the start of the 2018 season due to foot surgery, playing eight games after making his return in round 15.
General manager of football Peter Bell said Colyer’s experience and speed would be beneficial to Fremantle’s developing list.
“We’re know what Travis is capable of bringing to our club and we are looking forward to seeing how he will impact our best 22,” Bell said.
“Travis was really keen to get to Fremantle. He has demonstrated a clear ability to create scoring opportunities with his impressive speed and he’ll also be a good role model for our younger players.”
Colyer joins Jesse Hogan, Rory Lobb and Reece Conca as Fremantle’s acquisitions during the Free Agency/Trade Period.
Fremantle started the trade period holding first round pick no.6 and fifth round pick no.81 (worth 1751 points on the AFL Draft Value Index) and now have first-round pick no.14, second-round pick no.31 and third-round picks no.43 and 65 at their disposal.
Fremantle’s current hand is worth 2235 points according to the AFL Draft Value Index – equivalent to the value of a no.3 pick.