GWS trades Jeremy Cameron to Geelong as Collingwood offloads Adam Treloar to Bulldogs


Jeremy Cameron was granted his wish after Greater Western Sydney agreed to trade the star forward to Geelong, while Adam Treloar will leave Collingwood to join the Western Bulldogs.

Both deals were finalised during the dying stages of the AFL trade period, which concluded this evening.

Josh Dunkley will be staying at the Bulldogs, however, as a trade deal could not be reached with Essendon.

The Giants will be satisfied with what they got out of the Cameron deal, with the Cats giving up three first-round draft picks (13, 15 and 20) and a future fourth-round selection.

The Cats received two future second-round picks — currently tied to Essendon — in addition to Cameron.

Treloar heads to Whitten Oval following a messy exit from the Magpies.

The Bulldogs also received two second-round picks (26 and 33) and a third-round pick (42) as part of the agreement between the two clubs.

In return, Collingwood gained pick 14 and a future second-round selection.

Adam Treloar’s immediate playing future had been unclear for much of the trade period.(AAP: Darren England)

Treloar, who previously played for the Giants before joining Collingwood, was not the only Magpie to depart the club, with Jaidyn Stephenson, Atu Bosenavulagi and Tom Phillips also finding new homes.

Stephenson, who won the AFL Rising Star award in 2018, and Bosenavulagi linked up with the Kangaroos.

Phillips was traded from Collingwood to Hawthorn in exchange for pick 65 in a deal described by many in AFL circles as a bargain for the Hawks.

Meanwhile, Orazio Fantasia will move back to Adelaide to join the Power after the Bombers agreed to a trade.

The Power received Fantasia and pick 73 in the draft, while the Bombers got pick 29 and a future third-round selection.

The Bombers recruited Jye Caldwell through a trade deal with the Giants.

Earlier, North Melbourne traded key forward Ben Brown to the Demons, Jack Higgins left AFL premiers Richmond to join St Kilda, and West Coast secured Alex Witherden following a trade with the Brisbane Lions.

Brown’s playing future had been in limbo since September when the Kangaroos informed the 27-year-old he was not in their plans for the 2021 season.

As part of the Brown deal, the Demons also received pick 28 in the draft and a Kangaroos’ future fourth-round selection.

Ben Brown pumps his right fist and smiles.
Former Kangaroos forward Ben Brown has found a new home at the Demons.(AAP: Daniel Pockett)

“He (Brown) is a proven goal kicker and we think he is the perfect type of player to work alongside our other forwards with his height, football smarts and experience,” Demons general manager of football Josh Mahoney said.

“We were impressed during this process by Ben’s determination to succeed and also his excitement about joining Melbourne and being part of our club.”

Jaidyn Stephenson celebrates a goal
Jaidyn Stephenson joins the Kangaroos after three seasons with the Magpies.(AAP: Dan Peled)

The Kangaroos were delighted to pick up Stephenson, who left the Magpies after three seasons with the club.

The 21-year-old forward kicked 76 goals in 54 appearances for the Magpies. He only played 14 matches in the 2020 season due to a bout of glandular fever.

“Jaidyn has an explosive and electrifying style of game,” Kangaroos list manager Glenn Luff said.

“He can be so dangerous in the forward 50 but he can also impact through the midfield which is really important to us.

“We firmly believe he will grow even more under our program and be a really important player for us into the future.”

Higgins becomes a Saint

The Tigers traded pick number 21 and a fourth-round selection in the 2021 draft to the Saints as part of the Higgins deal.

The Saints offloaded pick 17 and their second-round draft selection in 2021 to the Tigers in exchange.

“It’s amazing to join the Saints next year and I really can’t wait to get started,” Higgins said.

“I grew up barracking for the Saints, so it really is a dream come true to represent the club.”

Jack Higgins moves to grip the Sherrin with two hands during an AFL game for the Richmond Tigers.
Jack Higgins will join St Kilda ahead of next season.(AAP: Julian Smith)

Higgins played 43 matches for the Tigers after being selected in the 2017 draft.

He spent a significant amount of time on the sidelines during the 2019 season after undergoing brain surgery.

The acquisition of Higgins follows the Saints’ recruitment of former Adelaide Crow Brad Crouch at the beginning of the trade period last week.

The Eagles gained pick 86 in the draft along with Witherden, while the Lions claimed pick 58 and a future third-round selection as part of the deal.

The Lions also conducted a pick swap with Melbourne.

The Demons claimed picks 18, 19 and a future second-round selection, while the Lions received picks 25, 68, 69 and a future first-round selection.

Betts re-signs with Blues

Eddie Betts has signed on for at least one more year with the Blues, with the 2021 season to be his 17th in the AFL.

He made his debut for the Blues in 2005 and returned to the club this season after playing for the Crows between 2013 and 2019.

A Carlton AFL player crouches over as he holds the ball in two hands during a preseason match.
Eddie Betts will wear the navy blue of Carlton again in 2021.(AAP: Sean Garnsworthy)

“My number one priority next year will be playing good football and doing everything I possibly can to help this club win games and earn the success we have been working towards,” Betts said.

Betts, 33, has played 331 senior matches.



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North Melbourne offloads Ben Brown but picks up Jaidyn Stephenson during AFL trade period


North Melbourne has traded key forward Ben Brown to the Demons, while agreeing to a deal with Collingwood that sees Jaidyn Stephenson join the club from next season.

Meanwhile, Jack Higgins has left AFL premiers Richmond to join St Kilda, and West Coast has secured Alex Witherden following a trade with the Brisbane Lions.

The deals were made official on the final day of the AFL trade period, which concludes at 7:30pm AEDT.

A number of potential trades remain up in the air, with Jeremy Cameron still looking to leave Greater Western Sydney for Geelong, while Collingwood’s Adam Treloar is awaiting clarity on where he will be playing in 2021.

Brown’s playing future had been in limbo since September when the Kangaroos informed the 27-year-old he was not in their plans for the 2021 season.

As part of the Brown deal, the Demons also received pick 28 in the national draft and a Kangaroos’ future fourth-round selection.

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In return, the Kangaroos received draft picks 26 and 33 — which they handed off to the Magpies as part of the package deal that landed Stephenson — and a future fourth-round selection (currently tied to Brisbane).

“He (Brown) is a proven goal kicker and we think he is the perfect type of player to work alongside our other forwards with his height, football smarts and experience,” Demons general manager of football Josh Mahoney said.

“We were impressed during this process by Ben’s determination to succeed and also his excitement about joining Melbourne and being part of our club.”

Brown, who stands at 200 centimetres tall, made his senior debut for the Kangaroos in 2014 and played 130 matches for the club.

He kicked 287 goals across his Kangaroos career but was restricted to just nine matches in 2020 because of a knee injury.

Jaidyn Stephenson joins the Kangaroos after three seasons with the Magpies.(AAP: Dan Peled)

Along with Stephenson, the Kangaroos also claimed promising forward Atu Bosenavulagi and pick 39 from the Magpies.

Collingwood took the Kangaroos’ picks 26, 33 and 70 in next month’s draft.

Stephenson, who won the AFL Rising Star award in 2018, links up with the Kangaroos after three seasons with the Magpies.

The 21-year-old forward kicked 76 goals in 54 appearances for the Magpies. He only played 14 matches in the 2020 season due to a bout of glandular fever.

“Jaidyn has an explosive and electrifying style of game,” Kangaroos list manager Glenn Luff said.

“He can be so dangerous in the forward 50 but he can also impact through the midfield which is really important to us.

“We firmly believe he will grow even more under our program and be a really important player for us into the future.”

Higgins becomes a Saint

The Tigers traded pick number 21 and a fourth-round selection in the 2021 draft to the Saints as part of the Higgins deal.

The Saints offloaded pick 17 and their second-round draft selection in 2021 to the Tigers in exchange.

“It’s amazing to join the Saints next year and I really can’t wait to get started,” Higgins said.

“I grew up barracking for the Saints, so it really is a dream come true to represent the club.”

Jack Higgins moves to grip the Sherrin with two hands during an AFL game for the Richmond Tigers.
Jack Higgins will join St Kilda ahead of next season.(AAP: Julian Smith)

Higgins played 43 matches for the Tigers after being selected in the 2017 draft.

He spent a significant amount of time on the sidelines during the 2019 season after undergoing brain surgery.

The acquisition of Higgins follows the Saints’ recruitment of former Adelaide Crow Brad Crouch at the beginning of the trade period last week.

The Eagles gained pick 86 in the draft along with Witherden, while the Lions claimed pick 58 and a future third-round selection as part of the deal.

Betts re-signs with Blues

Eddie Betts has signed on for at least one more year with the Blues, with the 2021 season to be his 17th in the AFL.

He made his debut for the Blues in 2005 and returned to the club this season after playing for the Crows between 2013 and 2019.

A Carlton AFL player crouches over as he holds the ball in two hands during a preseason match.
Eddie Betts will wear the navy blue of Carlton again in 2021.(AAP: Sean Garnsworthy)

“My number one priority next year will be playing good football and doing everything I possibly can to help this club win games and earn the success we have been working towards,” Betts said.

Betts, 33, has played 331 senior matches.



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New Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett offloads Freshwater house in just six days


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Penrith assistant coach Trent Barrett has sold his family home.


Trent Barrett is making some big changes – not only is he the incoming Canterbury Bulldogs coach, he has also just sold his luxury family home on the northern beaches in a super-fast deal that took just six days.

Matt Brady and Ryan Spence, of Belle Property Seaforth, had set an auction date of August 29 for the luxury five-bedroom beach house at 45 Robert St, Freshwater but were inundated with buyers on the first open.

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Mr Brady said there was strong competition for the stunning beach house, which had a price guide of $3.2 million.


The property is super private.


A local family moved quickly to secure it for $3.65 million, with the deal done within six days of the property hitting the market.

Mr Brady said there were plenty of buyers around, especially families looking to take advantage of low interest rates and upsize their homes.

“It’s the upgraders’ market,” he said. “People are finding they need more space, their want their castle.”

Barrett said the sale process was seamless.


“We were thrilled with the result of the sale,” said Trent.

“We weren’t sure what to expect in the current market conditions but we trusted Matt and the team to get the best result and we are very happy, especially selling so quickly when we had originally planned to go to auction in a few weeks.”

August seems to be the month for quick sales – earlier this month Sydney Roosters star Jared Waerea-Hargreaves sold his Mosman family home in just five days.

Barrett said he, wife Kylie and their four children, aged 16, 15, 12 and 10 had relocated back to the Shellharbour seaside suburb of Barrack Point, and had decided to sell their northern beaches home.

They are currently renting in Barrack Point, but Barrett said they would still be regular visitors to the friends they have made on the northern beaches.

Their location also suits his new job.

“It’s only a one-hour drive to Belmore,” he said.

The Barrett family moved to Freshwater from Shellharbour in 2015, just before Barrett took up the coaching role at the Manly Sea Eagles in 2016.

He resigned from the job in 2018, and most recently has been assistant coach at the Penrith Panthers.

He will see out the 2020 season with the club, before joining the Canterbury Bulldogs as head coach next year on a three-year contract.


All-seasons outdoor living.



Barrett said his family had loved living in Freshwater, especially its village-like feel and access to the beach.

“It had that community feel we were used to,” he said.

The children attended school locally and they had been able to live their lives out of the spotlight.

“We are very private and the house was great for that. The design is very private and doesn’t look over any neighbours, it’s like you’re in the middle of nowhere” he said.

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“It was just an easy house to live in.”



Barrett said his wife, who worked with local interior design and property styling company The Styling Project while they lived at Freshwater, had helped style the property for the sale.

Barrett said his favourite room in the house was the large lounge room that opened up to a covered deck overlooking the pool.

The three-level contemporary beach house has a Hamptons-style inside and is designed to make the most of the northerly aspect and views that reach the ocean.

There are multiple living areas.



Mr Brady said northern beaches property had been moving quickly, despite some of the more negative reports surrounding Sydney’s property market.

“Buyers are still there, and property is transacting extremely quickly, especially in highly sought-after lifestyle areas like the northern beaches,” he said.

“In the last seven days we have sold two other properties, 16 Daisy Street, and 22 Tottenham Street both in North Balgowlah, both selling well above their reserves.

“Daisy Street actually broke the record for the highest sale price in the area for 2020, being listed for $3.2 million and selling for $3.75 million so we’re seeing some truly fantastic results for vendors.”

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