GETTY IMAGES

Dayne Beams home for sick father, and possibly a flag

DAYNE Beams had one word to say when asked if he thought Collingwood or his new team the Brisbane Lions were closer to winning a flag.

"Brisbane," he said.

Beams spoke yesterday in Melbourne for the first time since his trade to the Lions after spending time with close friend Heath Shaw and former Magpie teammates Clinton Young, Jarrod Witts, Paul Seedsman and Steele Sidebottom in New York.

The 24-year-old (pictured) revealed he would still be at Collingwood had it not been for his father Phillip's cancer diagnosis.

Beams Snr is now in remission but his son added: "It's been something I've been thinking about since receiving the phone call from my old man saying he was sick.

"It hasn't been a decision I've made in the space of two weeks, it's been something that I've thought about a lot through the year.

"To me my family's everything. My decision was based purely around that."


How CQ shoppers can show their support this Anzac Day

Premium Content How CQ shoppers can show their support this Anzac Day

Central Queenslanders can support Australian servicepeople by purchasing select...

Push for co-ordination to seize clean energy needed for CQ

Premium Content Push for co-ordination to seize clean energy needed for CQ

150 stakeholders discussed the clean energy future of Central Queensland at...

CQ sisters to face off on footy field for first time

Premium Content CQ sisters to face off on footy field for first time

One will play with the CQ Capras, the other the Burleigh Bears in the BHP...