Garlett heads bush
Former Hawk Dayle Garlett will head to country WA to try and reignite his football career.
The troubled youngster will play for the Dandaragan Football Club as early as Anzac Day weekend after the club launched a transfer with the West Australian Football Commission.
“He still needs a clearance from Swan Districts to make it official” WAFC media Manager Steve Touhey told 6pr who broke the story on Monday night.
President of the Dandaragan Football Club Emma Brookes says they are 90% confident the deal will be done.
It’s understood negotions started on Saturday just 1 day after Swan Districts confirmed the 20 year old would not be in black and white this year.
Garlett was deregistered by the AFL last week after telling Hawthorn he was quitting AFL
There is no transfer fee required for Garlett to make the move 170km north of Perth but Swans could demand some financial compensation if he had an existing contract with the WAFL side Touhey said.
Brownlow medallist Brad Hardie told 6pr it may not be the best move if wants to get back to the big time
“ I’m glad he’s going to be paid some kind of footy but I dunno if it’s going to do his AFL career any good if he wants to come back” Hardie said.
Garlett’s manager Tim Galic told 6pr he was unaware of Garlett making a deal with any club.
According to the thewest.com.au Garlett will be paid less than $800 a game which is a long way off his AFL rookie salary of just over $50,000.
His cousin Shannon Stack is currently playing for the country club with their first game scheduled for the 25th of April at Dandaragan Sports Club against Moora..