The Western Bulldogs have taken Ayce Cordy under the father/son rule after St Kilda took the option of bidding for Cordy with there first round pick but the Bulldogs chose to match their bid with their first round pick.

Under the new father/son bidding system that was introduced in 2007, every club in the competition nominates the pick they would use to select the player in question, and the club wishing to use the father/son rule must use its next available pick after the lowest nominal pick by other clubs to secure the player.

St Kilda did in fact choose to bid their first pick in the upcoming National Draft, No. 13 overall, for Cordy but the Bulldogs matched the bid and took Cordy with their first round pick, No. 14 overall.

Under the old system clubs would be to recruit any father/son prospect with an allocated third round pick.

Ayce, son of Brian Cordy who played 124 matches for Footscray, is a 202cm ruck / key position prospect and will be the only player taken under the father/son rule this year.