Dan Hannebery swaps Sydney for St Kilda in AFL trade

first_imgSt Kilda have signed Sydney vice-captain Dan Hannebery on a five-year deal, completing the trade long before the AFL’s Wednesday’s deadline. The Saints exchanged pick No 39 and their second-round selection in the 2019 draft to acquire Hannebery and pick No 28.St Kilda also completed a deal to recruit Melbourne’s Dean Kent, offloading their fourth-round selection (pick No 65). Demon midfielder Dom Tyson’s move to North Melbourne has also been rubber stamped. The Kangaroos swapped Brayden Preuss and Pick No 62 for Tyson.The Hannebery deal has freed up significant salary-cap space at the SCG, where Hannebery was contracted until 2021 and understood to be earning approximately $800,000 a season. AFL … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Australia sport Read more Share on Pinterest Billy Slater aims to transfer winning NRL formula to new AFL role Share on LinkedIn Topics news Australian rules footballcenter_img Hannebery’s form was patchy this season during which he dealt with several injury setbacks. The 27-year-old admitted last month he’d been “pretty sore and banged up” at times over the past two seasons but is now “feeling great”.The 2012 premiership star was among the league’s best on-ballers in his prime, as evidence by the fact he is a three-time All Australian.“He is a respected leader and someone with a lot of finals experience, which will be invaluable for our young group on and off the field,” Saints football manager Simon Lethlean said.Hannebery, who was drafted in 2008 and famously made his AFL debut while still completing Year 12 in Melbourne, has played 22 finals in a 208-game career.“I loved my time at the Swans and will be forever grateful for the opportunities and experiences I had there,” Hannebery said. “I moved to Sydney when I was 17 and now, 10 years later, it’s the perfect time for me to come back to my family in Melbourne.” Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more