AFL Trade Discuss: Sydney Swans Target Hunter Product Isaac Heeney

AFL Trade Discuss: Sydney Swans Target Hunter Product Isaac Heeney
Hunter product Isaac Heeney is once once more one of many AFL’s most sought after players.

Less than weeks after gracing the game’s greatest stage at the MCG on grand closing day, and two years after being talked about because the league’s high draft pick, the Sydney Swans are making the midfielder a precedence signing.

The club have opened talks with the 20-12 months-old former Cardiff Hawks star, whose contract expires at the finish of subsequent season.

"We've had preliminary discussions," Swans head of football Tom Harley said.

"He is completely a precedence and there might be a suggestion there for Isaac.

"We have got to work by the trade interval in the intervening time, with what we had with Tom Mitchell [switch to Hawthorn for draft pick 14].

"The unknown salary cap has at all times been a little bit of a bug bear of clubs, but I've told his [Heeney’s] administration, as we have now all 12 months, that he's our absolute priority going forward into next yr and we'd like to think we may do something fairly quickly."

The former All Saints Faculty high school student was drafted in 2014 as an academy choice and was one of many Swans' finest gamers throughout this yr’s finals series.

Sydney misplaced the October 1 decider by 22 points to the Western Bulldogs, who broke a 62-12 months premiership drought.

Back on the AFL draft and both Hunter gamers – Nelson Bay’s Lisa Steane and Maitland’s Jess Cassidy – on the list for the inaugural national women’s competitors next yr missed choice on Wednesday.

It was better news for Gosford Tiger’s Rachael Elcoate, Angela Jones, Pheonix Drewell and Kristy Mackay, as well as Nelson Bay’s Emma Chester, who helped NSW clinch the inaugural Australian women’s masters competition on the Gold Coast recently.

Meanwhile, within the Black Diamond AFL clubs have announced coaches for subsequent season.

Cardiff welcome former Geelong-primarily based Nathan Harkness to the Hawks, taking up after four years service from Adam Dugan which was premiership-winning coach’s second stint at the club.

Warners Bay have reappointed Marty Reiman for another 12 months after narrowly lacking the finals in his debut season.

And in first division Tom Croft replaces Michael Sleeth as Lake Macquarie coach.
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