Wines Stakes Claim in Rush for Goldy


Yarra Old Grammarians Club President Michael Wines says the Bushrangers have no intention of letting star forward Jordy Goldsmith join Fremantle.

Goldsmith signed a two-year contract extension with the Bushrangers midway through the VAFA season before entertaining lucrative offers from the inform Western Australian club.

He has been strongly linked with the Dockers, who are in desperate need of a big forward and could be prepared to offer up their first-round picks in the 2015 and 2016 drafts to snare ‘Goldy’.

“We love Goldy, he loves Doncaster Reserve and Goldy will be staying with us,” Wines told Trade Radio on Friday.

“He’s really enjoyed it here and he’s got a lot of great friends.
“He’ll be definitely playing with us next year.
“We love him and [coach Brett Rowe]is a big fan of his.”

Wines, who played 200+ games at the Bushrangers, was also bullish about them retaining another contracted key-position player, Jesse ‘The Mammoth’ Woolley, who was starved of senior opportunities in 2015 and has been linked with a move to Essendon.

Michael Wines being chaired off in his final game for the Bushrangers in 2014

Michael Wines being chaired off in his final game for the Bushrangers in 2014

“There’s a lot of clubs speaking to us about ‘The Mammoth,” said Wines of Woolley, who will likely cost his new club two first-round picks at the trade table.

The Bushrangers are in the market for another experienced forward to support Steve Donald and Jordan Canham.


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