Big names return for AFL pre-season action as Josh Corbett joins new teammates at Fremantle Dockers

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Fremantle rookie Josh Corbett wasted no time hitting the track with his new teammates, joining them in a wet session at Cockburn on Friday morning.

Corbett, 26, was traded to Fremantle from Gold Coast for a future fourth-round pick after 33 goals in 36 games for the Suns.

The Werribee product lives with ruckman Sean Darcy until he finds a place to live, having recently married his partner Mikayla.

Matt Johnson.
Camera iconMatt Johnson. Credit: Fremantle Dockworkers/Fremantle Dockworkers

Corbett has joined teammates in Caleb Serong, Heath Chapman, Karl Worner, Sebit Kuek, Matt Johnson and Jordan Clark for race days since their official pre-season start.

The Dockers’ first- through fourth-year players officially return to practice on Monday, with several senior teammates tipped to join them.

Corbett is adding depth to Fremantle futures shares after last year’s top goal-kicker Rory Lobb was traded to the Western Bulldogs.

Karl Worner.
Camera iconKarl Worner. Credit: Fremantle Dockworkers/Fremantle Dockworkers

“From our meetings with him, it’s clear he comes to Fremantle with a desire to work hard and earn his place in the team, and we can see him being a great cultural fit within our group of players wanting to get the best out of themselves and each other,” Fremantle chief player officer David Walls said after offloading Corbett in October.

Prized rookie Luke Jackson is set to be the star attraction after rolling through Melbourne in a high-profile trade.

Midfielder Jaeger O’Meara, who has joined Hawthorn, has yet to be scouted but will likely be in training in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, former Dockers utility Griffin Logue made his first appearance at North Melbourne training after heading to Arden Street on a five-year contract.

North Melbourne defender Griffin Logue and new manager Alastair Clarkson.
Camera iconNorth Melbourne defender Griffin Logue and new manager Alastair Clarkson. Credit: North Melbourne – Twitter

Logue, 24, had a stellar season as a swingman under Justin Longmuir, successfully blocking forwards such as Charlie Cameron and Jeremy Cameron.

He also played as a defensive forward, playing a career-high 20 games and attracting interest from the Kangaroos in the process.

Logue met new trainer Alastair Clarkson and was pictured in heated conversation after finishing a race.

His former Docker mate Darcy Tucker also trained with the Kangaroos, while Lobb joined his new Bulldogs teammates on day one of pre-season.

The Kangaroos have arguably the strongest draft hand heading into next week, with picks two and three after a trade that saw former No. 1 pick Jason Horne-Francis sent to Port Adelaide.

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