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Local lad Blakey scores Rising Star nomination

Sydney local and AFL NSW/ACT Talent Program graduate, Nick Blakey from the Sydney Swans is the Round 14 NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee. Named in the best four on the night, Blakey, 19, played a pivotal role in his side’s

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Blakey ready for golden chance

Originally published by Sydney Swans Media. Nick Blakey “couldn’t be happier” to have signed with the Sydney Swans as a draftee after “18 years of work”, but the towering forward’s eyes are now firmly fixed on taking his chance by

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Sydney’s little-known footy factory produces yet again

  Originally published by AFL.com.au WELCOME to Sydney’s little-known footy factory. University of New South Wales-Eastern Suburbs competes in the AFL Sydney competition – a tier below the NEAFL – but has become a regular breeding ground for AFL and

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2018 AFL DRAFT: Blakey a Swan, Smith a Lion

The first round of the 2018 NAB AFL Draft is complete with two AFL NSW/ACT players drafted into AFL clubs. Sydney local, Nick Blakey will remain at home, selected at Pick #10 by the Sydney Swans. The long-time Sydney Swans

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Sheehan names Top 40 AFL Draft prospects

AFL Talent Ambassador, Kevin Sheehan has announced his annual Top 40 prospects ahead of the 2018 NAB AFL Draft to be held in Melbourne across two days on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. From the AFL NSW/ACT region,

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Tomorrow’s Heroes: Swans strike Academy gold with gun forward

Originally published by AFL.com.au NICK Blakey didn’t want to lead anyone on. He had been asked and asked where he was going to nominate for this year’s NAB AFL Draft, and was tired of giving answers that weren’t the full

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Local trio set for 2018 NAB AFL Draft Combine

AFL NSW/ACT will have three representatives attending the 2018 NAB AFL Draft Combine in Melbourne this October. From this years’ Allies group, Nick Blakey (Sydney Swans Academy), Kieren Briggs and Jacob Koschitzke (GIANTS Academy) have all been nominated by multiple

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Two big ins for the Allies ahead of Vic Metro clash

Nick Blakey

The Allies have bolstered their team for Round 2 of the 2018 NAB AFL Under-18s Championships, with two big AFL NSW/ACT names added to the list of four who played last week. Selected in the Round 2 Allies side is

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Sydney teen primed to be a top pick

Nick Blakey

Originally published by the Daily Telegraph. DOWN near Coogee beach at dusk, usually on a Tuesday, you’ll find an AFL champion and his son kicking for the love of the game. At Coogee Oval John Blakey, a 359-game, two-time premiership

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Blakey and Walker selected for NAB AFL Academy

Nick Blakey

The AFL has today released its Level Two squad of the 2017-2018 NAB AFL Academy, as part of its twenty-first intake into the program. Two players from the New South Wales and ACT region have been selected including Nick Blakey

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