Blues in dark over father-son prospects

Charlie McKay wants to play for Carlton, the club his father captained and that his sister Abbie joined as the AFL’s first father-daughter, and the Blues certainly are considering McKay as a father-son recruit in 2020, without any guarantees.

If father-son recruits are often tricky calls, the Blues face an additional difficulty in 2020, because they are likely to be “flying blind” when determining Charlie McKay’s worth, since there is a significant chance that there will be no elite under-18 nor even school football this year.

Footy ties: Siblings Abbie and Charlie McKay. Credit:Carlton Media

McKay, the son of 244-game premiership player and ex-skipper Andrew McKay, has shown considerable improvement with the Sandringham Dragons, but there is a serious possibility that, as with other father-son prospects at Richmond, Adelaide, Port Adelaide and Carlton, the father’s club might not see him play, in any competition, during a suspended season.

The Blues also have Tom Silvagni, the third son of club great and ex-list manager Stephen Silvagni, as a potential father-son, with no 2020 form-line, having already drafted his brothers Jack and Ben.


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