|Full name||Nicholas Blakey|
|Date of birth||27 February 2000|
|Original team(s)||UNSW-Eastern Suburbs (Sydney AFL)|
|Draft||No. 10, 2018 AFL draft, Sydney|
|Height||195 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lb)|
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Nick Blakey (born 27 February 2000) is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited by the Sydney Swans with the 10th draft pick in the 2018 AFL Draft.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Born in Melbourne, Blakey moved to Brisbane with his family at two years of age before settling in Sydney as a six-year-old. He is the son of former Fitzroy and North Melbourne dual AFL Premiership midfielder John Blakey. By the start of 2018, Blakey was touted in the media as a potential top-10 draft pick. Having spent years with the Sydney Swans Academy, Blakey had a choice of three possible clubs through his father's playing time at the North Melbourne Kangaroos and Brisbane Lions, and his time at the Sydney Swans Academy as an Academy player. A prospective father-son selection for the Lions and Kangaroos, Blakey publicly stated in early 2018 that his preference was the Sydney Swans.
The Swans selected Blakey in the 2018 AFL Draft at 10th overall, matching a bid from Greater Western Sydney.
References[edit | edit source]
- Sydney Swans Media (22 November 2018). "Pick 10: Nick Blakey". AFL Media. Sydney Swans Media. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
- Niall, Jake (May 1, 2018). "Swans win battle for potential Kangaroos and Lions father-son Blakey" (The Age). The Age. The Age. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
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- Nick Blakey's profile on the official website of the Sydney Swans
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