Jamie McNamara returns to the Sharks

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Jamie McNamara will return to the East Fremantle Football Club in 2014.

Jamie was recruited by West Coast Eagles from East Fremantle with the 16th pick in the 2006 rookie draft. He debuted for the Eagles in Round 21, 2007 against St Kilda and played a total of 19 AFL games for the Eagles, totalling 4 goals and 282 possessions. After being delisted by the Eagles in October 2009, Jamie returned to the Sharks and was a standout player in the 2010 & 2011 seasons, finishing runner up in the Lynn Medal (EFFC’s Fairest and Best Award) in both years. He played a total of 77 League games for the Sharks.

For the last 2 years, Jamie has played for Williamstown in the VFL. He played a total of 27 games, kicking 10 goals and was nominated amongst the best on field 12 times. 

Jaime now returns to the Sharks and has signed on with the Club for the next 3 seasons. As a talented midfielder Jamie will be a great addition to the squad, particularly with the recent retirement of Richard Hadley.

“We as a Club and the playing group are thrilled with the news that Jamie will return to the East Fremantle Football Club in 2014” said Football Manager Darryn Fry.  “Notwithstanding his obvious talent, Jamie is of high character.  Jamie was twice runner up in our Lynn medal and previously part of our  leadership group so his experience will certainly add value to the continued development of our younger players.  We look forward to J Mac getting back to Perth in the coming weeks to begin pre-season training with the Sharks.”

Coach Steve Malaxos looks forward to having Jamie back on board with the Sharks, stating, “I am very pleased that Jamie is returning to play at EFFC. He will bring hard running, contested ball winning and marking ability to our team, as we strive to succeed in 2014. His leadership and experience will be invaluable.”

Jamie has also expressed his excitement at coming home to the Sharks.  “I'm looking forward to coming home and playing with East Freo in what should be an exciting time for the club in the next few years. It's great to re-join some of my good mates who I have played a lot of footy with, hopefully in the next few years we can create some history of our own.”