Vardy ventures West

Thursday October 20, 2016

Geelong ruckman Nathan Vardy will join the West Coast Eagles after a deal was reached with the Geelong Football Club today.

Vardy will head to the Eagles in exchange for their 4th round draft pick, currently pick 72.

The 25-year-old, who has played 25 games for the Cats, says he is looking forward to continuing his football journey in the west.

“It’s really exciting, I’m really happy to finally get it done,” Vardy said.

“More than anything it’s about a fresh start at a great club like the Eagles.

“Along with the exciting list, being able to work with Dean Cox and learn from him and the Eagles ruckmen in the future was a huge factor in my decision.

“I would also like to thank Geelong for making my AFL dream come true and for their support over the years, I wish them nothing but the best in the future.”

West Coast Eagles General Manager of Football Craig Vozzo said the Eagles are delighted to secure the services of the versatile big man.

“Coming into the trade period we identified that we needed to add to our ruck stocks. Nathan has the ability to play both in the ruck and up forward, something we’ve stated as a key attribute in our search,” Vozzo said.

“At age 25, we feel Nathan’s best football is ahead of him and we’re excited with what he can potentially bring to our list.”

“We look forward to Nathan continuing his career with the West Coast Eagles.”

The Eagles now currently hold picks 12, 34, 54 and 106 heading into next month’s NAB AFL Draft.

News Source: West Coast Eagles