Wondering when the trade period begins and ends? Or when the National Draft is? We’ve made it easy for you this off-season and listed all the important dates and times for you so you never miss a beat.
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Monday 30 September
Gillette AFL restricted free agency offer and unrestricted free agency period begins.
Friday 4 October by 2pm
Gillette AFL father-son bidding nominations
Academy bidding nominations lodged with AFL.
Monday 7 October 10am
Father/Son and Academy players bidding meeting; Gillette AFL Trade period begins.
Friday 18 October at 5pm
Close of Gillette AFL restricted free agency offer and unrestricted free agency period.
Monday 21 October
Gillette AFL restricted free agency matching offer three-day period Ends
Friday 25 October at 2pm
Gillette AFL Trade period closes.
Thursday 31 October by 2pm
List lodgement (1); rookie promotion to primary list; Retained second and third-year rookies; Scholarship players; alternate talent player nominations.
Friday 1 November
Gillette AFL delisted player free agency period (1) begins.
Wednesday 13 November
Gillette AFL delisted player free agency period (1) closes; out-of-contract listed AFL primary list players draft nomination form and player Request for Removal from list form lodged with AFL; new or expired (after 3 years) draft nomination form lodgement; nomination of Activation of Compensatory selections held by Clubs as determined in 2012 only under the GWS Giants list establishment rules.
Thursday 14 November by 2pm
List lodgement (2).
Friday 15 November by 2pm
Delisted primary list draft nomination form lodgement; non–retained rookie players draft nomination form lodgement; priority zone selections – NSW/ACT and NT on the primary list of GWS Giants.
Thursday 21 November
NAB AFL draft selection meeting (Gold Coast Convention Centre).
Friday 22 November
Gillette AFL delisted player free agency period (2) begins.
Wednesday 27 November by 2pm
Out-of-contract AFL primary listed players nomination form lodgement and player request for removal from list form; international players inclusion on rookie list form; players not registered or played for three years rookie list form lodgement; scholarship players rookie list form lodged; international scholarship rookie list lodged; Gillette AFL delisted free agency period (2) ends.
Wednesday 27 November
Thursday 28 November by 2pm
AFL Club list lodgement (3) and TPP estimates.
Friday 29 November
Gillette AFL delisted player free agency period (3) begins.
Tuesday 3 December
Delisted primary list players nomination form lodgement; Gillette AFL delisted free agency period (3) ends.
Tuesday 10 December
NAB AFL pre-season draft selection meeting (11am, Telstra Webex); notification of pre-selected rookies Nominated on Friday 7 December if not selected in the pre-season draft (11.05am)