THE CARLTON Football Club can confirm Zac Williams will wear the Navy Blue.
The star free agent arrives at Ikon Park on a six-year deal, after nominating the Club as his preferred destination at the conclusion of the home-and-away season.
Williams will add poise, toughness and dynamic play-making ability to a Carlton side looking to take the next step forward in 2021.
Selected by the Giants with pick No.55 in the 2012 NAB AFL Rookie Draft, Williams has played 113 games since making his debut in Round 5, 2013.
In 2019, a year which saw GWS as premiership contenders, Williams was No.1 at the Club for metres gained as he orchestrated their attack from the back half of the ground.
He was also the standout player for the Giants during the 2019 finals series, averaging 21 disposals, five tackles and four clearances, including a best afield performance from the midfield in the preliminary final win over Collingwood with 25 disposals, 10 clearances and one goal.
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As well as his clear talent, the 26-year-old’s proven ability to play multiple positions will add versatility to the Blues’ line-up, and his competitive hunger provides yet another asset that will excite the Carlton faithful.
Blues Head of List Management Nick Austin said the decision by Williams to sign on was another significant step forward for the football club.
“Our club has been working hard to build an environment that not only our current players but other players want to be a part of,” Austin said.
“For Zac to decide that he wants to play the prime of his career in the Navy Blue guernsey is a sign that we are starting to make significant progress in where we want to get to as a football club.
“Adding speed and versatility to our side, as well as depth across our midfield, is a priority of ours as we look to implement the next stage of our list management strategy. We believe Zac, with his athleticism, ball-wining ability and capacity to break lines, fits that mould perfectly.
“At home in defence and in the midfield, we’re looking forward to seeing Zac bring his experience to Ikon Park and strengthen our playing group in 2021 and beyond.”