PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Sharrod Wellingham of the Eagles looks to handball during the round 16 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Adelaide Power at Domain Stadium on July 9, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Delisted Eagle signs with WAFL club

Recently delisted West Coast player, Sharrod Wellingham has signed a two-year deal with WAFL club, East Perth.

Wellingham was delisted by the Eagles at the end of this season after 79 games in five years. However, he managed just 13 games this seasons.

The 29-year-old played 92 games with Collingwood from 2008 to 2012, including the 2010 premiership, before requesting a trade home to WA.

Following his axing, his manager declared his client would look to sign with a third AFL club. However, he was unable to find a new home.

“Being able to secure a player of Sharrod’s calibre to join our list as an East Perth player is a tremendous addition to our senior playing squad,” East Perth football manager Mark Winnett told the club website.

“His pace, elite foot skills and strong attack at the contest and ball will be a genuine asset to us through the midfield.

“Sharrod’s experience and on field leadership will be invaluable for our younger players in and around the football club and we look forward to him having a strong impact on field next season and beyond.”

Wellingham played seven games for East Perth this season as he was in and out of the Eagles’ senior side. He was begin pre-season training with the club on Monday.

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