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Jarrod Cameron Returns To Swan Districts

Friday, November 26, 2021 - 2:45 PM

The excitement at Swan Districts ahead of the 2022 WAFL season continues with the announcement that another former AFL-listed player is on board, with Jarrod Cameron returning to Steel Blue Oval.

On the heels of Swan Districts having all three grades play WAFL finals action in 2021 including the league team getting there for the first time since 2017, Cameron now joins former Fremantle rookie-listed player Jarvis Pina as early signings looking towards the 2022 season.

The news of Cameron's return to Swan Districts will be welcome news to the black-and-whites supporters with the 21-year-old deciding he needed a break from the life and pressures of being a full-time AFL footballer.

Cameron certainly showed he had the ability to play at AFL level in his 12 games between the 2019 and 2020 seasons, but almost two years ravaged by injury meant he needed a break for 2022.

Still young enough and with the ability to potentially return to the AFL system in 2023, Cameron has elected to return to Swan Districts at least for the 2022 season in another significant boost to the playing ranks for the black-and-whites.

Cameron came through the ranks at Swan Districts on the heels of his older brother Charlie. He would star in the colts at Swans which led to him representing Western Australia in the National 18s Championships in both 2017 and 2018.

Both by playing impressive colts football with Swans and what he did for WA, Cameron also made his league debut for Swan Districts in 2018 and at the end of that season, was selected with pick 39 in the AFL Draft by the West Coast Eagles.

Cameron split his time in the 2019 season between playing 11 WAFL games with the Eagles reserves team where he kicked nine goals along with breaking through for seven AFL matches with West Coast where he was especially impressive kicking 11 goals.

He appeared on target to become an AFL small forward for a long time to come with the Eagles but he had a slow start to the 2020 season through injury. He ended up playing another five AFL games in the COVID-19 impacted campaign.

Cameron would play another four games early in the 2021 WAFL season for West Coast's team where he kicked three goals before succumbing to an ankle injury.

That ended up putting a premature finish to his 2021 season and now after deciding he needed a break from the AFL system, he has decided to return to Swan Districts and will become an important and exciting member of the forward-line with the ability of having stints in the midfield.

Cameron will add to his one league game at Swan Districts that he had back in 2018 with the hope that he can not only help Swans be a force in 2022, but that he can impress sufficiently and find his love of the game again to get himself back into the AFL system in 2023.

Cameron's older brother Charlie was drafted initially to the Adelaide Crows at the end of a breakout 2013 season with Swan Districts with both siblings and their families finding a home at Bassendean having originally grown up in Queensland where they predominantly played rugby league.

The older Cameron brother has now played 151 games at AFL level between the Crows and now the Brisbane Lions as of the past four seasons. He has kicked 247 goals along the way with his freak goalkicking ability, high marking and trademark celebrations a real highlight of the game.