Suns pick up Collingwood’s Jarrod Witts in trade deal

The Gold Coast Suns have picked up a new recruit, nabbing Collingwood ruckman Jarrod Witts on the final day of the AFL Trade Period.

The Suns confirmed the news on Thursday morning, revealing they traded selections 44 and 62 to the Pies in exchange for Witts.

The 24-year-old was drafted to Collingwood with the 67th pick in the 2011 national draft, playing 40 senior games in his five seasons with the club.


Standing at 209cm and 111 kg, Witts adds additional depth to the club’s ruck stocks joining inaugural big man Tom Nicholls and Dan Currie.

Football Operations General Manager, Marcus Ashcroft, said the club was pleased to have him heading to the Coast.

“Jarrod was keen to join the Suns and his relationship with Rocket was part of the reason behind him selecting us as his desired destination,” Ashcroft said.

“We believe Jarrod’s has development in him and his addition will generate strong competition for the ruck role in 2017 and beyond.”

Ashcroft also confirmed a smaller deal has been done with the Western Bulldogs.

The Suns secured selections 35 and 43 after agreeing to trade selection 26 & 80.

“The exchange in picks will generate greater flexibility at both the draft table and today’s exchange period,” Ashcroft, said.