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Dockers end bid to bring Hay from Hawks

06/10/2005 10:43:49 PM Comments (0)

Fremantle has ended its bid to secure Hawthorn defender Jonathan Hay for next season.

Discussions between Fremantle and Hawthorn had been ongoing throughout trade week with Hawthorn asking for either two first round draft picks or a first round draft pick plus a player to secure the 149-game former All Australian.

Fremantle did not put a formal offer to Hawthorn as it believed the Hawks' requirements to complete a trade were not acceptable, particularly as the club rates its first round selection (number 10) at the 2005 National Draft highly.

"We are disappointed that a suitable trade couldn't be agreed to bring Jonathan Hay to the club," said Fremantle CEO Cameron Schwab.

"We believe he would have added to our team structure."

While disappointed a suitable trade could not be secured for the 26-year-old, Schwab said the club had the strength in its playing group to take the club forward.

"While Fremantle was an active participant in the 2004 trade period which netted Josh Carr and Heath Black, the club will now look to the 2005 AFL National Draft to add quality young players to the list.

"Over the past few years the draft has brought fantastic young talent including Byron Schammer, Ryan Murphy, Ryley Dunn and David Mundy to Fremantle.

"The club has spent considerable time and resources over the last few years building a quality squad through the draft and will be looking forward to the addition of more exciting youngsters at the upcoming draft," he said.

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