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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

AFL trades 2018: Essendon’s Travis Colyer ends up at Fremantle Dockers

Travis Colyer is the latest WA-bred talent to be snapped up by Fremantle this off-season.
The Essendon speedster joins fellow West Aussies Jesse Hogan (Melbourne), Rory Lobb (GWS) and Reece Conca (Richmond) at the Dockers.
The deal was done with less than 15 minutes left in the trade period, with Essendon receiving a future fourth-round selection from Fremantle.
The Claremont product was contracted for 2019 but was open to a move back to his home state.
Colyer, 27, played 87 games at Essendon but was restricted to just eight this season due to injury and form.
It was a prolific trade period for the Dockers, who finally landed Hogan after years of pursuing him.
Lobb has also made the move west from the Giants, while midfielder Lachie Neale left for Brisbane.
Dockers football manager Peter Bell labelled the Hogan and Lobb pick-ups as an “excellent result” for Fremantle.
“Both players were very keen to join our club and we’re confident they will have an instant impact as a part of our starting 22, both in 2019,” Bell said.
“We’re excited about what they will add to our tall forward stocks, which also includes a number of exciting prospects in Brennan Cox and Hugh Dixon as well as established players Matthew Taberner and Cam McCarthy.”

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