Ex-captains: Terry Waters, Des Tuddenham, Max Richardson, Peter Moore (front); Scott Pendlebury, Nathan Buckley, Scott Burns. Photo: Wayne Taylor
Former Collingwood captain and dual Brownlow medallist Peter Moore is hopeful his talented son Darcy follows his footsteps and is taken by his old club as a father-son priority selection.
"I am not allowed to talk about him, he has given me strict instructions not to talk about him. He said 'I will talk about me'," the former club great said at a club launch on Tuesday.
"He wants to play here if it works, but the draft has got to work. It would be great if he played here (but) it doesn't necessarily follow that they are here; it depends on what the club needs in the draft and what pick they have got and whether they need tall guys or not so there are a few variables so we will see how it pans out."
Collingwood legend: Peter Moore. Photo: Vince Caligiuri
AFL Hall of Fame member Peter Moore played 172 games for Collingwood, captained the club and won a Brownlow medal there in 1979. He moved to Melbourne and played 77 games for the Demons and won a second Brownlow medal there in 1984.
Players must have played a minimum 100 games at a club for their sons to be available as potential father-son candidates.
Under the father-son bidding system clubs nominate sons of fathers they would like to select ahead of the draft. If another club is interested in the player they can nominate the round of the draft they would select the player at and the club with a father-son right on the player must then choose to use their pick in that round of the draft or pass up the player.
Moore is a key position player in a draft of talented talls. The dilemma of whether to take a player can depend on where the club finishes on the ladder and therefore the quality of the draft pick they may have to use.
Moore has not played a lot of football over the past two years through injury and finishing VCE.
"He just has to play a bit, the draft happens in November, but he looks like he is a good player so we will see what they decide to do, there is nothing decided yet. He has another year of under 18s," Moore said.
"He didn't play a lot last year through injury and school commitments but he is finished school now, he is at uni. So that gives him a good opportunity to have a really good hit out at footy, hopefully he won't get injured and have a good year."