Greater Western Sydney (GWS) has exchanged midfielder Adam Treloar during the AFL trade period to Collingwood.
Collingwood will exchange the seventh and 65th pick for this year’s draft, and its first-rounder in 2016 to get Treloar, as well as the Giant’s 28th pick.
The trade was officially announced last night and the young midfielder took to Twitter to express his appreciation.
— Adam Treloar (@AdamTreloar) October 21, 2015
He also expressed his excitement after joining the new team.
“Collingwood has such a young list, a lot of them around my age, with a great mix of experience with Scott Pendlebury and Dane Swan and guys like that who I can learn off,” Treloar said.
“A lot of the young guys that have made a name for themselves in the last year they’re leading the way and that’s something I want to be part of.”
Treloar made his debut in 2012 for GWS and has since played 79 games, averaging 25.2 disposals per game throughout his career, and booting 48 goals in total.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley coached Treloar in his under 16s side, and welcomed him to the club.
— Nathan Buckley (@ncb_cfc) October 21, 2015
Treloar is eager to work with Buckley again, “The way he taught us to go about it, got along with him super well. I think he was a little bit more relaxed then that what he would be now obviously, being a senior coach in the AFL, but I can’t wait to work with him again.”
Treloar had a successful year at GWS in the 2015 season, finishing as runner up to Heath Shaw for best and fairest. – Sam Pasfield
Top photo from of Adam Treloar from Collingwood Football Club’s official Facebook Page.