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Rookie Draft: Tim Golds

Rookie Draft: Tim Golds Watch the highlights of former Greater Western Sydney defender Tim Golds, who was added to Collingwood's rookie list for 2016.
Tim Golds will join Collingwood after playing six games for Greater Western Sydney between 2012 and 2015.

Collingwood has used its fourth pick in the 2015 Rookie Draft to select former Greater Western Sydney Giant Tim Golds.

Golds officially joins the Magpies after being given permission from the AFL to train with the club in early November.

Name: Tim Golds
Recruited from: Oakleigh U18 / GWS Giants
Age: 22
Height: 193cm
Weight: 86kg
Position: Wing / Half-back
AFL games: 6
AFL goals: 0

Profile: Golds began his career at Greater Western Sydney as an underage selection in 2010. After suffering ankle injuries in his debut year in 2012, he made his first AFL appearance as a 20-year-old in 2013. An elite runner with impressive disposal efficiency, the 193cm half-back extended his career games total to six with three games in the latter stages of 2014.

He received permission to train with Collingwood ahead of the National and Rookie Drafts.

While he did not play a senior game in 2015, he played 19 for the Giants' NEAFL team, averaging 17.3 disposals at an efficiency 80.5 per cent.

Derek Hine says:
Tim is an endurance athlete who has played a lot of footy off half back, but it’s probably a role that we clearly don’t see him playing because we have some significant depth in that area. We will have a look at him more across half forward and the wing. It’s not very often that a second opportunity comes around. We’ve presented Tim with an opportunity and now it’s entirely up to him, but in the short time that he has been here, the way that he has attacked our training program has been consistent so we’re very comfortable with giving him that opportunity.