McCarthy set for Souths return



Former Fremantle Dockers and GWS Giants forward Cam McCarthy could revive his WAFL career with South Fremantle in 2022, according to Bulldogs coach Todd Curley.


The 26 year old played four games for South Fremantle in 2021 across two stints, but walked away from the club in May having lost the passion to play the game.


Speaking to Sports Breakfast on Wednesday, Curley confirmed that McCarthy had returned to training at the club.


“He’s a good chance (of playing). He’s in a really good place, he’s been training really hard,” he said.


“He’s really happy and healthy. We’re hopeful he can have some impact in the season. It all looks good at the moment.”


McCarthy was delisted from Fremantle at the end of 2020, having played 49 games in purple after 21 with Greater Western Sydney.


The Bulldogs have lost several senior players in the off-season, with the retirements of Brock Higgins and Blayne Wilson and premiership players Jacob Dragovich and Cody Ninyette deciding to play amateur football in 2022 due to work/lifestyle commitments.


Veteran Nick Suban will continue his career at the club, chasing a fifth flag in an incredible WAFL career.


South Fremantle open their season with a clash against Subiaco on Saturday April 16th at Leederville Oval.


IMAGE: The West Australian.