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Blues to sign AFLW father-daughter recruit

AAP logoAAP 12/10/2018 Jason Phelan

Abbie, 17, plays with the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup girls competition. © Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images Abbie, 17, plays with the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup girls competition. The AFLW has its first father-daughter recruit, Carlton using the rule for the first time to land Andrew McKay's daughter Abbie for the 2019 season.

McKay received interest from several clubs but will join the Blues with the club's second-round selection, 16th overall, at the AFLW draft on October 23.

Andrew McKay played 244 games for Carlton between 1993 and 2003 and recently left the football department chief role he had held at the club since 2011.

Abbie, 17, plays with the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup girls competition and impressed at the draft combine recently held at Marvel Stadium.

"It is very exciting to see the first father-daughter selection," AFLW chief Nicole Livingstone said.

"It's another milestone for the AFLW competition and hopefully will be the first of many."

In other developments on Friday, the league announced it had granted Collingwood's wish to pre-list their VFLW affiliate player Erica Fowler as an injury replacement for Chloe Molloy who moves to the inactive list.

"Further support was considered and granted to Collingwood given the changes to their list over the past five months," Livingstone said.

"We are working closely with all AFLW clubs to ensure we have a balanced competition as we are expanding to 10 teams and managing the impact of player injuries over the off-season."

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