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Former Australian Soccer Player Cam McCarthy Dies Aged 29



Cam McCarthy

Cam McCarthy, a former Australian Football League player that played for both Fremantle and the GWS Giants, died on May 9th, 2024 at his home in Lake Coogee.

Local authorities responded to the scene at about 6:15 PM, pronouncing McCarthy dead shortly after. He was just 29 years old.

McCarthy played 70 AFL games and kicked 99 goals in a seven-year career with GWS and Fremantle. Fremantle Dockers CEO Simon Garlick said about the legend,

“On behalf of everyone at the Fremantle Football Club, we extend our deepest sympathies to Cam’s family at this unimaginably difficult time.”

“Cam came to the Club from Greater Western Sydney in 2016 and played 49 games for Fremantle after initially being drafted from South Fremantle.”

Dockers CEO Simon Garlick

The Fremantle Dockers released the following statement, “We extend our deepest condolences to all of Cam’s family, friends and teammates 💜#foreverfreo”

Fremantle recently honored him during a moment of silence at one of their matches. Take a look at a video of that special moment below,

NT News reports on his career,

He was first drafted by the Giants with pick No.14 in 2013 and managed one game in his debut season.

After a breakout year in 2015 with 35 goals from 20 games, he requested a trade back to his home state WA despite being contracted until 2017. When the Giants blocked the move, McCarthy took time out of the game due to mental health issues.

He didn’t play a game in 2016 and was traded to Fremantle at the end of the season.

McCarthy’s death comes after another former player, Harley Balic, who was a teammate of McCarthy’s in 2017, became entwined in issues surrounding the AFL’s illicit drugs policy after his father suggested inaction contributed to his death.

NT News

Rest in peace, Cam McCarthy!

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