AFL Trades: Fremantle Dockers secure Geelong Cats’ WA speedster Jordan Clark

Samantha Rogers & Chris RobinsonThe West Australian
Jordan Clark.
Camera IconJordan Clark. Credit: Fremantle FC

Fremantle have landed their number one trade target, with Geelong officially trading WA speedster Jordan Clark to the Dockers.

After a stand-off between the clubs that saw the deal drawn out into the final hour of the trade period, Fremantle agreed to part with pick 22 and a future third-round selection to secure the Claremont product.

The Dockers will receive a future fourth-round pick back along with Clark, who will be contracted until the end of 2025.


It means the Dockers will go to the 2021 national draft with a golden hand that includes picks 6, 8 and 19, with Fremantle holding firm on their reluctance to part with pick 19.

That selection is the first of the second night of the draft period and could hold extra trade value for clubs desperate to secure the best-remaining talent available.

Fremantle’s recruiting staff, led by football boss Peter Bell believed that pick 22 alone was fair compensation for the 20-year-old, but the year remaining on Clark’s contract resulted in a gunslingers’ stand-off.

The Albany junior, who went at pick 15 in the 2018 draft, played 32 games for the Cats and kicked 15 goals.

“We’re really pleased to bring him in and he’s got some attributes that’ll really suit the way we play,” Bell said on Trade Radio.

“We see him slotting in at half back for us. But he has played some really good footy on the wing... I’ll leave that for the coaches to sort out.”

The move capped a less busy final day of trading than usual.

Jordan Dawson got to Adelaide as expected, with Sydney giving up their future first-round pick.

Tall quartet Peter Ladhams (Port Adelaide to Sydney), Jonathon Ceglar (Hawthorn to Geelong), Darcy Fort (Geelong to Brisbane) and Max Lynch (Collingwood to Hawthorn) all found new homes.

But the likes of Bobby Hill (GWS), Jarrod Brander (West Coast) and Tristan Xerri (North Melbourne) failed to move.

Get the latest news from in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails