Fremantle happy with trade week
Fremantle has successfully negotiated a trade for Chris Tarrant’s return to Collingwood, securing picks 43 and 55 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft in exchange for pick 44 and the 30-year-old defender.
The Tarrant trade was the fourth and final deal completed by Fremantle during the exchange period, which ended today.
Earlier, Fremantle secured Adelaide ruckman Jonathon Griffin. The 24-year-old was traded in exchange for Fremantle’s round four selection (pick No.61 overall) in the draft.
Griffin made his debut for the Crows in 2007 and has played 41 AFL games. He was recruited in the 2005 Rookie Draft (pick No. 21) from East Fremantle.
The other trades included Tendai Mzungu and Peter Faulks, who were both pre-listed players with the Gold Coast Suns.
Mzungu has played more than 70 games for Perth in the WAFL and won the Demons’ Butcher Medal in 2010 as the club’s fairest and best player. Fremantle exchanged its pick number 38 in the draft with Gold Coast in return for the Suns’ pick number 44 and the 24-year-old.
Last Thursday, in its first completed trade for the exchange period, Fremantle secured Peter Faulks, who held down full back last season for Williamstown in the VFL and tested extremely well at the 2010 State combine.
Fremantle exchanged its pick number 55 in the draft with the Suns in return for Gold Coast’s pick number 61 and the 22-year-old.
General manager of football operations Chris Bond said today that Fremantle was extremely pleased with what the club had been able to achieve during trade week.
“We have been able to stick to our list management plan, which is to continue to draft the best young players available,” Bond said.
“In doing so, we have secured three players who we are confident will assist with our list management model.
“It also means that heading in to what is a compromised draft that we will still have picks 20, 43 and 55 to secure three draftees at the National Draft in November.”