Cale Morton

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Cale Morton
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Personal information
Full name Cale Edward Morton
Date of birth (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Western Australia
Original team Claremont
Draft 4th, 2007
Melbourne
Height/Weight 191 cm / 78 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2012
2013
Total
Melbourne
West Coast
73 (33)
03 0(1)
76 (34)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.
Career highlights

Cale Morton (born 18 January 1990) is an Australian rules football player, recruited at pick 4 in the 2007 AFL Draft by the Melbourne Football Club.

Morton is a midfield/forward with a penetrating and accurate kick as well as being a good winner of the ball, both in the air and at ground level. He was ranked first at the 2007 Draft Camp for aerobic capability, recording a 15.2 beep test result.[1]

Cale Morton attended Hale School in Western Australia and was a member of both the 1st XVIII football side and 1st XI cricket side, captaining the 1st XVIII in his final year at school.

His two brothers also play in the AFL. Mitch plays for the Sydney Swans and Jarryd played for the Hawthorn Football Club.

Cale also won the Larke medal in 2007 for being the best player at the 2007 under 18's National championships.

Melbourne Demons[edit]

In 2008 he won the best first year player award at the Melbourne Football Club. Cale was nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star in Round 20, 2008.

West Coast Eagles[edit]

In the 2012 trade period, he was traded to the West Coast Eagles in exchange for pick 88. Morton looms as one of the trade bargains, lured back to Western Australia after five seasons and 73 games with Melbourne where he twice finished in the top 10 of the Demons’ best and fairest count.

Tall and athletic at 192 cm and 88 kg, Morton can play a variety of roles, but has spent most of his time through the midfield. The club traded selection 88, secured from Port Adelaide after trading Lewis Stevenson to the Power, to land Morton.

He was delisted at the end of the 2013 season.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 AFL draft camp results". Herald Sun (Australia). 8 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "Bradd Dalziell and Cale Morton delisted at West Coast Eagles". News Limited. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Tom Hawkins
Larke Medal
2007
Succeeded by
Jack Watts