Fringe West Coast players Andrew Strijk and Gerrick Weedon are looking for new AFL home after being delisted by the club today.
In preparation for the AFL’s first post-season list lodgement on Wednesday, Strijk and Weedon were told that they would not be offered contracts for the 2013 season.
Weedon, drafted with selection 22 in the 2009 national draft, played his solitary game in round seven against Essendon in 2011, while Strijk, originally secured as a mature-aged rookie in 2010, played 13 games, including appearances in rounds 22 and 23 this season.
But in the post-season review, the list management committee decided to release both players. Strijk (West Perth) and Weedon (Claremont) have been good performers in the WAFL without standing out.
“It is a difficult time of the year when you have to make tough calls,” senior coach John Worsfold said today.
“Both Gerrick and Andrew made good contributions to our club and gave it everything they had, but will not be continuing with us.”
As a result of Weedon and Strijk being delisted, there are now 10 members of the 2012 campaign who will not be part of the club’s drive towards the top four in 2013.
Sharrod Wellingham (Collingwood)
Jamie Cripps (St Kilda)
Cale Morton (Melbourne)
Free agency departure
Quinten Lynch (Collingwood)
Koby Stevens (Western Bulldogs)
Lewis Stevenson (Port Adelaide)
Anton Hamp (rookie)
Callum Papertalk (rookie)
Michael Mascoulis (rookie)