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Moore joins the Magpies as 12 father-son, academy players find homes

Trade week begins Nat Edwards and Cal Twomey take a look at who went where at the father-son and academy recruits bidding meeting and the latest trade news
Number 88, Darcy Moore poses for a portrait during day 3 of the 2014 NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on October 02, 2014. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)
Darcy Moore will become a Collingwood player at the draft
COLLINGWOOD has warded off a challenge from the Western Bulldogs to secure father-son prospect Darcy Moore with pick No. 8 in this year's NAB AFL Draft.

The Bulldogs, keen to bolster their tall stocks, bid for Moore with their first-round pick – pick No. 5 – at Monday's father-son bidding meeting, but the Magpies matched it.

This means the youngster will immediately join the Pies' list after the draft.

Moore, the son of two-time Brownlow medallist Peter, is a 199cm key position player who has shown an ability to play at either end of the ground.

He played TAC Cup with the Oakleigh Chargers.

Watch Darcy Moore highlights

Moore was one of 12 players to make it to their nominated clubs at the father-son and academy bidding meeting at Etihad Stadium.

The Demons placed a bid for highly-touted Sydney Swans Academy member Isaac Heeney with pick No. 2 in the draft, but the Swans immediately matched it.

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Some football watchers believe Heeney would have rivalled Christian Petracca as the top-rated midfielder in this year's draft had he been available in the regular pool.

Watch Isaac Heeney highlights

North Melbourne also placed a bid on Canberra product Jack Steele (a GWS academy member) at its pick 15, but Greater Western Sydney trumped them by taking him at No. 23.

After missing out on Heeney, the Demons had some success when they acquired father-son selection Billy Stretch with their third-round pick (No. 39) after Adelaide bid with its 29th selection.

Stretch, whose father Steven played 164 games for the Demons, is a promising wingman who was named in the midfield in this year's NAB Under-18 All Australian side.

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Dawson and Andrews received bids from Richmond and North Melbourne respectively, but the pair will remain in their home state after the Lions matched the bids.

Western Bulldogs father-son prospect Zaine Cordy, the younger brother of Ayce, slipped to the club's fourth-round selection.

It was expected Cordy, the son of 174-game Bulldog Brian, may have attracted a bid inside the first 30 picks in the draft.

Joining Heeney at the Swans next season will be fellow academy members Jack Hiscox and Abe Davis.

Hiscox, who recorded a beep test result of 16.1 at last week's NAB AFL Combine, attracted a second-round bid from Fremantle but the Swans responded and will take the endurance machine with pick No. 37.

Geelong placed a bid with its pick No. 70 on Davis but he will also join the Swans after the club committed to taking him with selection 73.

The three remaining players – Josh Clayton (Brisbane Lions), Alec Waterman (West Coast) and Jeremy Finlayson (Greater Western Sydney) – will join those clubs with their last selection in the draft.

Since the draft began in 1986, 73 father-sons have been selected.
With the acquisition of Moore, Collingwood now boasts the most father-son picks of all time with 12.
Geelong trails the Magpies with 11, while Carlton (eight) and Richmond (six) and the Western Bulldogs (six) are the next teams in line.

Bidding summary

• Melbourne bid pick two on Isaac Heeney, which the Swans matched with pick 17.

• Western Bulldogs bid pick five on Darcy Moore, which Collingwood matched with pick 8.

• North bid pick 15 on Jack Steele, which GWS matched with pick 23.

• Adelaide bid pick 29 on Billy Stretch, which Melbourne matched with pick 39.

• Richmond bid pick 31 on Liam Dawson, which the Lions matched with pick 41.

• Fremantle bid pick 32 on Jack Hiscox, which Sydney matched with pick 36.

• North Melbourne bid pick 34 on Harris Andrews, which the Lions matched with pick 60.

• Fremantle bid pick 51 for Zaine Cordy, which the Western Bulldogs matched with pick 61.

• Geelong bid pick 70 on Abe Davis, which the Swans matched with pick 73.

• Josh Clayton (Brisbane Lions), Alec Waterman (West Coast) and Jeremy Finlayson (GWS) did not receive bids, meaning they will join their nominated clubs with their last picks in the draft.

Note: Compensation picks are not taken into account in draft order


Josh Clayton (Brisbane Lions)
The son of Gold Coast list manager and former Fitzroy player Scott Clayton has been nominated by the Brisbane Lions, who would be attracted to his versatility and ability to read the game. An athletic 190cm prospect, he was used all over the ground with TAC Cup side Sandringham and Vic Metro this season and appears best suited as a lead-up forward who can move into the midfield.

The Geelong Falcons product is the younger brother of Western Bulldogs ruckman Ayce and the son of former player Brian, who played 124 matches for the club. A tall defender who excels one-on-one, Cordy stands 192cm and has good combination of natural speed and endurance. Uses the ball well and should attract a bid inside the first 30 picks.

Darcy Moore (Collingwood)
The son of Collingwood great and two-time Brownlow medallist Peter Moore is keen to join the Magpies, where he could be developed at either end of the ground having excelled as a tall forward and key defender this year. Boasting excellent closing speed, a natural leap, strong marking ability over his head and smarts around goal, the Magpies may have to use a first-round pick to secure the 199cm prospect as a father-son selection.

Billy Stretch (Melbourne)
The promising wingman has been nominated as a father-son selection by Melbourne, where he trained for a week in January and his father Steven played 164 games, winning a best and fairest. The South Australian, who can also add zip across half-forward, was named as a midfielder in this year's Under-18 All Australian team and he finished the season strongly with SANFL club Glenelg.

The son of dual premiership Eagle Chris Waterman has established himself as a versatile midfielder with a raking left-foot kick and leadership potential. Specialises as an inside midfielder and stood out against Vic Metro at the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, winning 35 possessions (17 contested) and 10 clearances in a standout performance.


Harris Andrews
The tall defender/ruckman from Queensland is known as a good user of the ball who can also push forward and provide a target, given his genuine presence in the contest. Was nominated by the Brisbane Lions after being part of the club's academy. Can play a variety of roles and has good endurance to go with his strong overhead marking ability.

Abe Davis
The tall forward/defender has played predominantly in attack this year after showing promising signs as a defender in last year's NAB AFL Under-18 Championships. Is a strong mark and good competitor who also comes with a degree of versatility. From the Sydney Swans Academy.

Liam Dawson
The strong defender/midfielder can play a creative role or lock down on an opponent. Was injured in this year's NAB AFL Under-18 Championships but won the Harrison Medal in 2013. Showcased his renowned skills when he scored 25/30 in the clean hands test and 25/30 in the goal-kicking test at the NAB AFL Combine. From the Brisbane Lions Academy.

Jeremy Finlayson
The tall forward from Greater Western Sydney's Academy can play deep in attack where he can be difficult to stop with his strong marking ability. Is athletic and balanced but also possesses a high degree of mobility away from goal. Averaged 12 disposals and 3.7 marks during the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.

Isaac Heeney
A hard-edged medium midfielder who excels at clearances, in one-on-ones and contested situations. Won the Harrison Medal this year for the best and fairest of division two in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships. Averaged five clearances a game, over four tackles and nearly 24 disposals over the championships. Is a member of the Sydney Swans Academy.

Jack Hiscox
The former national 800m champion showed his elite running skills at the NAB AFL Combine when he won the 3km time trial in 9:18, recorded an equal-best 16.1 in the beep test and was 10th in the repeat sprint test. Is an athletic medium midfielder who is continuing to learn the game but has already showed he is not afraid to put his head over the ball. Averaged 18 disposals across two games for NSW/ACT at the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships. A Swans Academy nomination.

Nominated by Greater Western Sydney as an Academy selection, the 18-year-old midfielder will become the first Canberra player to be drafted since Jason Tutt in 2009. A strong onballer who can also play forward, he has excellent poise and balance and is an effective lead-up player, winning All-Australian honours as NSW/ACT's MVP in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships.