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Key Dates: 2018 AFL Pre-Season

November 3, 2017 10:10 AM

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 18: Bailey Dale of the Bulldogs in action during the Western Bulldogs training session at Whitten Oval on July 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

Pre-season will roll around for another year when the Western Bulldogs’ first to fourth year players return to VU Whitten Oval on Thursday.

Less than a fortnight later, the Club’s remaining players will make their way onto the track, while the Bulldogs’ newest recruits will arrive at Whitten Oval, following the NAB AFL National Draft on November 24.

Men's Team Key Dates

Thursday 9 November 

1-4 players return for pre-season training

Monday 20 November

5 years + players return for pre-season training

Women's Team Key Dates

Monday 20 November

Pre-season training begins

Trade and Draft Key Dates

Wednesday 8 November - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (1) Closes
Thursday 9 November 2pm - List Lodgement (2); TPP Pre-Season Estimates (2)
Friday 10 November - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (2) Commences
Friday 17 November 5pm - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (2) Closes
Friday 24 November - NAB AFL Draft –  including Father/Son & Academy Players Bidding.
Saturday 25 November - AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (3) Commences
Sunday 26 November 2pm - AFL Delisted Free Agency Period (3) Concludes
Monday 27 November - AFL Club List Lodgement (3)
Monday 27 November 5pm - NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft Selection Meeting
Monday 27 November 5.05pm - Notification of Pre-Selected Rookies if not selected in the Pre-Season Draft.
Monday 27 November 5.10pm - NAB AFL Rookie Draft Selection Meeting
Wednesday 29 November 2pm - Final AFL Club List Lodgement