Nathan Wilson, one
of Greater Western Sydney's first-ever signings when he was taken as a pre-listed 17-year-old, is now officially a Fremantle player after the Giants and the Dockers agreed on a deal to send him back to his home state.
The Dockers gave up their round four selection (57) at this year's NAB AFL Draft, along with a 2018 future round two pick, in exchange for Wilson and the Giants' round four selection (71).
The 24-year-old wasn't due to come out of contract until the end of the 2018 season and he'd become an important member of the GWS backline, playing 45 games over the past two seasons.
But news earlier this year that his partner Stevie was pregnant forced Wilson to re-evaluate his life and career goals, and he knew it was time to return to Western Australia.
"From when I was a little kid I've always said that if I ever made the big stage I wanted to play some footy in Perth, and I promised my family when I left for Sydney that one day I'd come back," Wilson said.
"It's done now and it's going to be great for my family to come and watch me every second week, especially my little nephews and nieces."