About Isaac Quaynor
Isaac Quaynor (born 15 January 2000) is a professional Australian rules footballer of Ghanaian descent who plays for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
He participated in the Auskick program at Doncaster East, before playing junior football with Doncaster East Football Club with future Collingwood teammate Tom Phillips. He then joined Oakleigh Chargers, where he was coached by Anthony Phillips, Tom’s father.
Isaac played junior football for the Templestowe Football Club and for Bulleen-Templestowe Football Club in the Yarra Junior Football League. In 2018, he was runner-up for Oakleigh Chargers best and fairest award, which was won by Jack Ross.
He represented Vic Metro at the 2018 AFL Under 18 Championships and was selected for the All-Australian team, despite missing the match against Vic County due to a rib fracture.
Isaac was part of Collingwood’s Next Generation Academy and won the goal kicking test at the Draft Combine. The club drafted him to their AFL squad with the 13th draft pick of the 2018 AFL draft. As Collingwood’s first pick of the draft, he wore the number 35 guernsey in his first season.
Isaac made his AFL debut in Collingwood’s loss against Hawthorn in the 16th round of the 2019 AFL season. In the 17th round of the 2020 AFL season, he was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award. In 2021 he became a regular player in Collingwood’s lineup each week.
About Beau McCreery
Beau McCreery (born 19 April 2001) is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).
Beau began playing football at under-8 level with Southern Football League club Cove, where he played for 10 years before being invited to try out for South Australia National Football League (SANFL) club, South Adelaide.
He played for South Australia’s junior side in the Torrens University Cup, being nominated for the most valuable player (MVP) award in round 1, after kicking seven goals and laying 11 tackles in their victory over Central District. He debuted for South Adelaide’s senior side against Woodville-West Torrens at Adelaide Oval in June 2020, kicking two goals on debut, including the match-winner. Later in the season, he performed consistently, kicking goals in all of the games in his first season apart from three.
Beau was drafted by Collingwood with their last pick of the 2020 national draft, which was the 44th pick overall. He made his official debut against Brisbane Lions in the third round of the 2021 AFL season as a medical sub. After not taking part in the game, he took part for the first time the following week, against Greater Western Sydney, scoring a goal in the opening minutes of the match with his first kick. He also applied pressure, laying eight tackles, with seven of them inside-50.