Former Collingwood midfielder Caleb Poulter is expected to sign with Outer East Football League side Wandin for the 2023 season, with the young wingman likely to share his time with the Victorian local club and his duties at Footscray in the VFL.
Poulter was delisted by Collingwood at the end of the 2023 season after 12 games in the black and white, 11 of which came during his first season at the club.
The South Australian was drafted to Collingwood in 2020 as the 30th overall pick in the draft, landing at Olympic Park after a strong junior career with Woodville-West Torrens.
Following his axing from the Magpies, Poulter linked up with ex-Collingwood teammate Jay Rantall in heading to Footscray for the year ahead, while fellow former Magpie Tyler Brown trained with the Dogs before earning an AFL lifeline with Adelaide in the pre-season.
Poulter has also joined former Port Adelaide defender Joel Garner at the Dogs, with the duo potentially in line to play together at both the VFL and local levels this year.
Footscray confirmed their VFL squad this week, with Poulter and Garner listed at Wandin for their community clubs for the year ahead.
Wandin's coach Nick Adam confirmed to News Corp that Poulter the club may get access to Poulter throughout the season, pending his availability due to VFL commitments.
“His pathway is probably back to AFL footy,” he said.
“We might get him for their bye weeks. It's about his appetite to play and get a game in."
Wandin will also be home to former North Melbourne and Carlton forward Aaron Mullett for the 2023 season.
Wandin managed a third-place finish in 2022 after recording 12 wins from 16 games, eventually falling to Woor Yallock in a preliminary final. They'll open their new season against Mt Evelyn on Sunday, April 23.