The Gold Coast Suns have lodged interest in Collingwood star Adam Treloar following news that his partner has signed with Queensland Super Netball team the Firebirds for 2021, as first reported by SEN’s Sam Edmund.
Treloar’s partner and the mother of his child, netballer Kim Ravaillion, has been a foundation member of Collingwood’s netball since 2017.
However, she sat out the 2020 season as the couple welcomed their first child into the world.
It is believed that Treloar and Ravaillion planned on living in different states in 2021 while flying back and fourth as often as they can, with Ravaillion to have family support in Queensland.
But the family predicament has still prompted questions around Treloar’s future, who is contracted to the Magpies until the end of the 2025 season.
Gold Coast reportedly reached out to Treloar’s manager, Tim Hazell, about the prospect of him heading north to join Ravaillion in the Sunshine State.
The Suns are reportedly willing to part with their first pick in the 2020 AFL Draft – currently No. 5 – to acquire Treloar, according to AFL Media.
Suns coach Stuart Dew told Fox Footy on Monday night that his club would make inquiries about the gun midfielder but expected him to remain a Magpie.
“He’s obviously a fantastic player, but he’s a contracted Collingwood player. We certainly don’t see that that’s changing,” Dew said.
“We understand where the rumours come from and we can ask the question, but as far as we know and as far as he’s concerned, he’s all set to prepare for next season with Collingwood.”
Speaking to The Herald Sun, Hazell shot down speculation that the 27-year old could head north.
“He is not going anywhere,” Hazell said.
“He is respectful of Kimmy’s career, he is excited by the opportunity and it’s a one-year contract and they will manage.
“He moved to Collingwood to play for Collingwood and that’s it. Gold Coast has spoken to me, but we made clear his future is at Collingwood.
“Collingwood were kept in the loop with Kimmy signing with the Firebirds and they are very supportive of the situation.
“They are professional athletes with a small window.
“She started at the Firebirds, moved to Collingwood and now she has the opportunity to go back and finish her career at the Firebirds and they are both just super excited by the opportunity.”