AFL player's 'perfect' engagement to Channel 7 commentator

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·2-min read
Keegan Brooksby and Abbey Holmes, pictured here at Oaks Day in 2019.
Keegan Brooksby and Abbey Holmes at Oaks Day in 2019. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)

AFL stars Keegan Brooksby and Abbey Holmes have announced their engagement on social media, posting photos of the moment he popped the question in front of Uluru.

Hawthorn player Brooksby and Channel 7 commentator Holmes were in the Northern Territory on holidays when Brookbsy surprised his partner.

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“Perfect moment, perfect person, perfect location,” Brooksby wrote Instagram on Tuesday night alongside some stunning photos of the moment.

Former AFLW player Holmes also posted on her own page.

“And then on our own private sand dune, in the heart of Australia, I SAID YES,” she wrote.

“I can’t wait to marry you @kjbrooksby! My best friend. The organized to my chaos. My rock. I love you.”

Brooksby got down on one knee and popped the question with the stunning evening glow of the sky above Uluru in the background.

Brooksby, 30, played one game for Hawthorn during the shortened 2020 season.

He played 14 games for Gold Coast from 2015 to 2017 before a one-year stint with West Coast in 2019.

Holmes, 29, has become a popular member of Channel 7’s AFL commentary team after retiring from AFLW in 2018.

She played 11 games for the Adelaide Crows across the 2017 and 2018 seasons, kicking three goals.

She was part of the Crows’ squad that won the inaugural AFLW competition in 2017.

Abbey Holmes, pictured here after the 2017 AFLW Grand Final.
Abbey Holmes celebrates after the 2017 AFLW Grand Final. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Treloar holds talks with Western Bulldogs

Meanwhile, star midfielder Adam Treloar has met with the Western Bulldogs as he moves closer towards an increasingly likely exit from Collingwood before Thursday's AFL trade deadline.

Treloar, who has five years left on a bumper contract, is resigned to leaving the Magpies as they look to ease salary cap pressure.

The 27-year-old has had serious hamstring issues in the past and is believed to have been set to undergo a medical assessment with the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

He could soon be headed to Whitten Oval on a permanent basis.

Collingwood would likely have to play a portion of Treloar's salary - which is reportedly in the region of $900,000 a year - to get the deal done and free up space in their cap.

Treloar's fiance, Kim Ravaillion, will play the Super Netball season with the Queensland Firebirds next season.

But Treloar wants to play football in Melbourne at a club capable of achieving premiership success.

Few Victorian clubs have expressed serious interest in trading for him, largely due to his hefty price tag.

with AAP

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