In January, Cameron was placed onto the AFL inactive list by the Brisbane Lions after the 28-year-old midfielder did not meet the AFL’s Covid vaccination requirements. Cameron has since remained in Queensland and spent the first part of the 2022 season playing for Labrador in the QAFL, however with the removal of the SANFL Vaccination Policy in late May, this opened the door for Cameron to return to South Australia and again take the field for the Club.
On Cameron’s signing CEO Luke Powell said, “We are continually monitoring our AFL listed players and I have had constant dialogue with Cameron since the day he had to step away from the AFL. With the SANFL recently relaxing the Vaccine mandate and with Cameron’s ambition to continually play football at the highest level, we are delighted to have another Eagles junior back in our Football program. Cameron will have an immediate impact in making our playing group better and he will be a huge asset to our Club going forward”.
On his signing Ellis-Yolmen said, “I am excited to be back to where it all started, keen to get amongst the SANFL competition and get back to playing in the closest level under the AFL.It’s great to also be back in Adelaide and be with family and friends after being on the east coast for a while.
This has been such a quick decision but I think the best decision for me to still show I can still play at a high level. I really appreciate the opportunity the Eagles, Powelly and Sheeds have given me”.