Posted: 9 October, 2012 by Triple M Footy

Collingwood's Sharrod Wellingham Goes West And Brock McLean Re-Signs With Carlton

Collingwood's Sharrod Wellingham is off to the West Coast Eagles and Brock McLean re-signs with the Blues.

Tags: Collingwood, Sharrod Wellingham, Carlton, Brock McClean

Collingwood's Sharrod Wellingham is off to the West Coast Eagles and Brock McLean re-signs with the Blues.

Sharrod had made his intentions clear that he wanted to go west and Collingwood agreed to a deal on Tuesday.

West Coast will give the Pies pick 17 in the draft in return for the 24-year-old midfielder.

Collingwood released the following statement:

Collingwood is poised to strengthen its hand in the national draft by securing a first round pick from West Coast in exchange for midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.
 
With the Eagles agreeing to give over pick 17 for the 24 year-old former rookie, the Magpies will have in their possession two selections inside the top 20 for the first time since 2006.
 
As the draft order sits, Collingwood will have selections 17 and 18 to work with in the first round of draft, which will be held on the Gold Coast on November 22.
 
Wellingham played 92 games in black and white over the course of five seasons at the Westpac Centre. He was a member of the 2010 premiership side and, in all, played in three grand finals.
 
Recruited from the Perth football club in the rookie draft of 2007, Wellingham announced last week that he was keen to return to his home state of Western Australia and continue his career with the Eagles.
 
“We wish Sharrod well. He played some good football for the club and shared in a premiership, which is a fine achievement, ” Collingwood’s National Recruiting Manager, Derek Hine, said.
 
“Equally, we’re very pleased to have a stronger presence in the national draft. It’s been some time since we’ve had this sort of hand to work with. We’ve got two first round picks on the table.”

Brock McLean Re-Signs With Carlton:

In other AFL news for Tuesday 9 October Carlton announced that they had re-signed Brock McLean for the 2013 season with an option on the following year.

Other trade news:

Melbourne gave up two first-round draft picks to secure the services of highly-rated teenager Jesse Hogan in the mini-draft.

The Demons gave GWS picks three and 13 for the right to select Hogan in the mini-draft, while they also gained pick 20 and Northern Territory zone selection Dominic Barry.

Hogan is a 17-year-old key forward from Western Australia, who won't be eligible for selection until the 2014 season.

Barry, 18, was zoned to GWS under the draft and player concession rules that gave the expansion club access to players from the Northern Territory.

Wellingham is in LA....

Tags: Collingwood, Sharrod Wellingham, Carlton, Brock McClean

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