Cameron Delaney, a former AFL defender with stints at the North Melbourne Kangaroos and Geelong Cats, has decided to switch leagues and play for a new team in the process.

Picked up in the 2010 National Draft, he spent three years with North Melbourne between 2012 and 2014 and managed six games for the top squad.

Released from the club, it was understood that the Kangaroos would re-select him in that year's rookie draft, but Delaney would endure a surprising twist. One selection before the Kangaroos were set to pick him up, he was poached by the Geelong Cats.

However, a move to the Cats would fail to work out for the former defender-turned-key forward, as he left the team two seasons later with no games under his belt.

After spending seven years with Grovedale Tigers in the Geelong Football Netball competition - and scoring 135 goals in 89 games - Delaney has decided to switch leagues to the Bellarine Football League, signing with the Dysdale Football Club.

As confirmed by the Hawks, Delaney will join his brother Tim Delaney and former Geelong Cats teammate Tom Ruggles at the club.

Ruggles, 31, spent two seasons at the Cats after being selected in the 2016 Rookie Draft. Playing 22 games at the Cattery, the defender would be delisted at the end of the 2017 season.

"The Drysdale Football Club would like to welcome Cam Delaney to our club!," the club posted on social media.

"Cam has joined brother Tim, and sister Alyce, in calling Drysdale home.

"Please welcome Cam, his wife Elly, and their daughter Leni to the Hawks nest!"