AFL Trade Discuss: Sydney Swans Goal Hunter Product Isaac Heeney

AFL Trade Discuss: Sydney Swans Goal Hunter Product Isaac Heeney

Hunter product Isaac Heeney is once again one of the AFL’s most wanted players.

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

The club have opened talks with the 20-year-old former Cardiff Hawks star, whose contract expires at the end of next season.

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

"He's absolutely a priority and there shall be an offer there for Isaac.

"We have got to work via the trade period in the meanwhile, with what we had with Tom Mitchell [switch to Hawthorn for draft pick 14].

"The unknown wage cap has at all times been a little bit of a bug bear of clubs, however I've told his [Heeney’s] management, as we've got all year, that he's our absolute precedence going forward into next year and we'd like to think we may do something fairly quickly."

The former All Saints School high school student was drafted in 2014 as an academy selection and was one of the Swans' best gamers all through this 12 months’s finals series.

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

Back on the AFL draft and each Hunter players – Nelson Bay’s Lisa Steane and Maitland’s Jess Cassidy – on the checklist for the inaugural nationwide women’s competitors subsequent yr missed selection 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 girls’s masters competitors 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 over after four years service from Adam Dugan which was premiership-profitable coach’s second stint at the club.

Warners Bay have reappointed Marty Reiman for one more 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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