The Sydney Swans have secured Tom Hickey from the West Coast Eagles in a trade involving an exchange of draft picks.
Hickey, along with selection 34 and 60 in this year’s AFL Draft, come to the Swans in exchange for the future second-round pick the club secured from Port Adelaide, together with Sydney’s future third round selection and selections 58 and 62 in this year’s draft.
The 201cm ruckman has played 102 games in his career with Gold Coast, St Kilda and the Eagles.
Executive GM of Football Charlie Gardiner said the 29-year-old will bolster the team’s ruck stocks.
“We’re excited to have secured Tom from West Coast as we think he is a great addition to our ruck group and we had targeted this as a priority during this year’s trade period,” Gardiner said.
“Once Tom indicated a desire to return to the east coast to be closer to his family, we were very keen to get him to our club. We worked collaboratively with the West Coast Eagles to reach a mutually favourable outcome.
“Tom is a proven performer in the ruck at AFL level with a career spanning over 100 games across 10 seasons and we look forward to welcoming Tom, his wife Chloe and son Lou to Sydney.”
Sydney now holds picks 3, 25, 34, 60 and 82 at next month’s draft.