FREMANTLE has promoted experienced recruiter David Walls to a new role of head of player personnel in a restructure of its list management division.

Walls has been a part of the Dockers' recruiting team since 2008 and led the club's scouting team for the past six years.

But he will take on a wider role in 2020 in heading Fremantle's list management, in a change that will see list manager Mark Micallef depart the club.

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Micallef spent last season at the Dockers as its list manager having crossed from Gold Coast at the end of 2018, where he was a recruiter.

Dockers football manager Peter Bell said the club had focused on a change to its structure.

"Following the trade and draft periods we reviewed our structures and identified the need for a senior role to oversee both player acquisition and retention," Bell said. 

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Walls, who is the son of Carlton great Robert, will oversee the Dockers' list which brought in three top-10 picks at last year's NAB AFL Draft – Hayden Young (No.7), Caleb Serong (No.8) and Liam Henry (No.9).

"I love the club, I've been with them a long time and this role is a great opportunity," Walls said.

"There's a lot of great people and I really believe we are on the right track.

"There's been a bit of change both off-field and on-field and I feel the club is heading in the right direction toward success."