The Gold Coast SUNS have secured Zac Smith from the Geelong Football Club.
The former SUN will return to the club in an exchange that will see Geelong receive selection 58 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft in return.
Originally drafted to the SUNS in 2010 as a local talent access selection, Smith went on to play 65 games before being traded to Geelong during the 2014 NAB AFL Trade period.
Smith said he was looking forward to the opportunity to help the young playing group develop.
“There has been significant change at the club in recent years and I’m excited by the prospect of returning and continuing to help the club move forward,” Smith said.
“Hopefully I can use the experiences I’ve had over the past five seasons at the Cats and pass that knowledge onto the younger players at the club.”
General Manager - List & Strategy, Craig Cameron was pleased to have Smith, 29, join the club and provide support to captain Jarrod Witts in the ruck.
"Zac has a wealth of experience, is a terrific person and we’re excited to have him back at the club,” said Cameron.
“Wittsy has been brilliant over the past three seasons, however we thought it was important to add some depth to our ruck stocks and Zac will provide Jarrod with some healthy competition and more importantly cover where required.”
Since he joined Geelong, Smith has gone on to play 50 games for the Cats including five finals.
Height: 206 cm
Debut: Round 2, 2011 v Carlton at the Gabba
Draft history: 2010 as a local talent access selection – Gold Coast SUNS