How Many Father-Son Recruits Are Now In The AFL?

Travis Cloke joins the departures...

25 October 2017

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With Travis Cloke announcing his retirement on Wednesday, there are now 25 father-son recruits currently running around in the AFL.

That number is expected to be boosted next month, however, with the likes of Patrick Naish (Richmond), Jackson Edwards (Adelaide), Tyler Brown (Collingwood), Lachie Harris (Brisbane Lions), Devlin Brereton (Hawthorn), Connor McLeod (Adelaide) and Liam Hickmott (Carlton) all chances to be drafted. 

Cloke became the fourth father-son player to depart the league this year, following on from Sean Dempster (Sydney/St Kilda), Jobe Watson (Essendon) and Dylan Buckley (Carlton). 

Geelong and the Western Bulldogs lead the way with four father-son recruits each on their respective playing lists.


Active AFL Father-Son Players

Gary Ablett (Geel/GC), Jarrad Waite (Carl/NM), Heath Shaw (Coll/GWS), Josh Kennedy (Haw/Syd), Tom Hawkins (Geel), Mitch Wallis (WB), Tom Liberatore (WB), Tom Mitchell (Syd/Haw), Jed Bews (Geel), Joe Daniher (Ess), Jack Viney (Melb), Lachie Hunter (WB), Luke McDonald (NM), Darcy Moore (Coll), Billy Stretch (Melb), Zaine Cordy (WB), Josh Clayton (BL), Jake Long (Ess), Bailey Rice (StK), Jack Silvagni (Carl), Callum Brown (Coll), Josh Daicos (Coll), Jake Waterman (WC), Ben Jarman (Adel), Sam Simpson (Geel)


Father-Son Players By Club

Geelong 4

Western Bulldogs 4

Collingwood 3

Essendon 2

Melbourne 2

North Melbourne 2

Adelaide 1

Brisbane Lions 1

Carlton 1


Hawthorn 1

St Kilda 1

Sydney 1

West Coast 1


**father-son recruits that are no longer at original club are added to their current club’s tally


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