“This is a really unique time in our lives and I guess most of the time I find myself thinking how am I going to play next week all week … that is something I focus on week to week,” he said.
“You have to have something to tick over your mind and get yourself moving as well and for me that is fishing – or something in the outdoors -so I’m looking at areas like that and getting in touch with as many people as I can.”
Cameron, who became part of the club’s leadership group in 2020, indicated the decision was not just financial but as much about where it would take him in his life.
Even with the uncertainty surrounding the game’s finances, the free agent is certain to attract interest from several clubs although the Giants remain confident they can retain him beyond this season.
Cameron, who moved to Sydney from the small Victorian country town Dartmoor as a 17-year-old, admitted he has strong ties at the Giants.
“Being the last original player at the club is something special for me you know. There are a great group of mates up here I have built and that is something I want to keep rolling with,” he said.
Cameron is among a number of star players who are in limbo as clubs wait for certainty before being allowed to negotiate new contracts, with teammate Zac Williams, Collingwood pair Jordan De Goey and Darcy Moore, Adelaide’s Brad Crouch and Essendon’s Joe Daniher all unsigned beyond 2020.