by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
Three players have nominated for the AFL draft under the father-son rule. They are:
Jacob Brennan from East Fremantle. His father Michael played 179 games for West Coast 1987-1995 and was a member of the Eagles' 1992 and 1994 premiership teams.
Tom Liberatore from the TAC Cup team Calder Cannons. His father Tony played 283 games with the Western Bulldogs 1986-2002. The only player in League history to win the Morrish Medal in 1984 (under-19's equivalent to the Brownlow), the Gardiner Medal in 1986 and 1988 (reserves Brown equivalent) and the Brownlow in 1990.
Mitch Wallis from the Calder Cannons. He is the son of Steve Wallis, who played 261 games for the Bulldogs 1983-1996 and captained the team in 1989.
The bidding meeting for these three players will take place ahead of trade week. Under the bidding rules, each club (except the Gold Coast), in reverse standings order, can offer a draft selection for a player. The club which has nominated the player must use their next selection to retain the player. Should the nominating club decline to match the selection offered by rival clubs, the club with the successful bid must use the offered draft selection to take that player. If no club makes a bid, the nominating club must use their last selection of the draft to take the player.
Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release; Encyclopedia of League Footballers
Article last changed on Monday, October 04, 2010 - 8:34 PM EDT