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Nick Blakey
#22   Sydney Swans
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #10 2018 National Draft by Sydney Swans
 
 
Contract Status: Out of contract at the end of 2020   AFL Player Contracts
 
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Nick Blakey Biography

Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Sydney's shock draft manoeuvre which helped secure Academy player Nick Blakey for a bargain may not be permitted again.

The AFL's general counsel, Andrew Dillon, and his team are leading a review into how the debut of live pick trading worked, and whether such tactics should be blocked in the future.

Sydney traded a second-round selection to West Coast so they didn't have to use it on Blakey when a bid came at pick 10. The Swans then traded back into the second round shortly afterwards.

"It was clearly legal and that's what clever industrious clubs do, they look at the rules and they take advantage of them if there's stuff possible," AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said.

"Whether that's available next year, Andrew Dillon and his team will review."

Saturday, 24 November 2018
Nick Blakey says he wants to emulate his father, John Blakey, in forging a career in the AFL.

"I definitely wouldn't be the player I am now if it wasn't for my old man," Nick said.

"If I can be half the player he is, I will be extremely happy ... that's still more than 150 games."

Friday, 23 November 2018
Sydney select Nick Blakey with pick No.10 in the 2018 National Draft.

"Heís going to be a real long-term player for them. Iíve known this family for a long time and theyíre just a quality family. Itís not hard to see why this kidís such a good person," AFL Academy coach Luke Power said.

"Heís also a special player. Heís a much better kick than his old man, thatís for sure."

Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Father-son and academy prospect Nick Blakey, a Sydney resident and member of the Swansí academy, nominates the Swans as his preferred destination for 2019.

Blakey, considered a near-certain first-round draft prospect, had four options to choose from come this yearís national draft, including entering the open draft.

As the son of 359-game AFL great John Blakey, the classy left-footer was also eligible to be taken as a father-son selection by both North Melbourne and the Brisbane Lions.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Father-son prospect Nick Blakey says he will leave it to later in the year before making a decision on his preferred club.

Blakey has trained with the Roos' father-son program, last year spent time at the Lions with their Academy, and has been a part of the Swans' Academy for nearly a decade since his father John Blakey joined the club's coaching panel.

"At the moment, I still have to play a lot of good football before I think about it," he said.

"Dad has a rich history at both North and Brisbane, so I'm not just focused on Sydney. I love Sydney and Sydney's home at the moment, but obviously dad won two premierships at North and started his career with the Lions which was so good for him.

"I'll keep my options open and I'm not set on what I'm going to do."

Monday, 24 April 2017
Father-son, academy prospect Nick Blakey is recovering well after being rushed to hospital following a serious concussion in the NAB AFL Academy's 106-point win over the New Zealand Hawks in Wellington.

Blakey, who was also named the side's captain for the clash, had his game cut short after hitting his head on the ground after being tackled by an opponent.

The son of former Fitzroy and North Melbourne player John is eligible to join both the Brisbane Lions and the Roos as a father-son selection, but also qualifies as an academy selection for Sydney, where he has lived while John has been an assistant coach at the club.

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