AFL confirms virtual draft for 2020

AFL confirms virtual draft for 2020

The 2020 NAB AFL Draft will take place on Wednesday 9 December in a virtual format.

The 2020 NAB AFL Draft will take place on Wednesday 9 December in a virtual format. 

It will be broadcast live on FOX FOOTY & Kayo and via the Official LIVE AFL App at 7pm AEDT.
 
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country, the 2020 NAB AFL Draft will be conducted virtually with all 18 clubs to submit draft selections via an Online Draft System within the ARC.

AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan will announce the selections live from the ARC at Marvel Stadium.

The Bulldogs will enter this year’s draft holding picks 26, 33, 41, 42, 54 and 90.
 
The NAB AFL Pre-Season and Rookie Draft Selection meetings will be coordinated via Microsoft Teams from the ARC at AFL House on Thursday 10 December, from 12pm.  

Key dates for the 2020 NAB AFL Draft Period

Wednesday 25 November
•    List Lodgement 1
•    Nomination of Draft Eligible Father/Son Players Lodged
•    Nomination of Draft Eligible Northern & NGA Academy Players Lodged

Thursday 26 November 
•    AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (1) Commences

Sunday 29 November
•    AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (1) Closes 

Monday 30 November
•    List Lodgement 2
•    Out of Contract Listed AFL Primary List Players Draft Nomination Form and Player Request for Removal from List Form Lodged with AFL
•    Final date for Primary List delistings

Tuesday 1 December
•    AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (2) Commences

Wednesday 2 December
•    AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (2) Closes 

Thursday 3 December
•    AFL Trade Period Closes – Selections Only
•    Delisted Primary List Draft Nomination Form Lodgement
•    Non–Retained Rookie Players Draft Nomination Form Lodgement
•    Final Draft Nomination Form Lodgement 
•    AFL Father-Son Bidding Nominations lodged with AFL

Wednesday December 9 at 7pm AEDT
•    NAB AFL Draft

Thursday December 10 at 12pm AEDT
•    NAB AFL Pre-Season & Rookie Draft

Please note: While the situation relating to COVID-19 remains a challenge for the entire football industry, the AFL advises these dates are subject to change. 

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