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AFL assigns Free Agency compo picks

Eddie Betts in action during an Indigenous All Stars training session at Traeger Park in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. (Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/AFL Media)
Eddie Betts in action during an Indigenous All Stars training session at Traeger Park in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. (Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/AFL Media)

Hawthorn, St Kilda and Melbourne have all received compensation picks after losing players in the Free Agency period.

Under the Rules for Free Agency, a club is not automatically entitled to compensation for the loss of a player but can be compensated for any net loss of free agents to other clubs in the competition, based on the new contract offer to the player (which reflects his position within all contracted players within the competition) and his age.

All compensation selections allocated today must be used at the upcoming 2013 NAB AFL Draft, to be held on the Gold Coast on Thursday November 21. Clubs have the right to trade these compensation selections through the remainder of the Gillette AFL Trade Period. 

View the indicative draft order

It had been determined that the following clubs would receive the following compensation Draft Selections:

Collingwood - Round One selection (Dale Thomas). 
The selection for Dale Thomas will be immediately placed behind the Round One selection of Collingwood in the indicative NAB AFL Draft Selection Order that was supplied after the Grand Final (as a note to media, this selection will now be inserted at number 11, with all following selections now dropping down by one position).

Hawthorn – Round One Selection (Lance Franklin).
The selection for Lance Franklin will be immediately placed behind the Round One selection of Hawthorn in the indicative NAB AFL Draft Selection Order that was supplied after the Grand Final (as a note to media, this selection will now be inserted at number 19, with all following selections now dropping down by two positions).

Melbourne – Round Two Selection (Colin Sylvia).
The selection for Colin Sylvia will be immediately placed behind the Round Two selection of Melbourne in the indicative NAB AFL Draft Selection Order that was supplied after the Grand Final (as a note to media, this selection will now be inserted at number 23, with all following selections now dropping down by three positions).

St Kilda – Round Two Selection (Nick Dal Santo).
The selection for Nick Dal Santo will be immediately placed behind the Round Two selection of St Kilda in the indicative NAB AFL Draft Selection Order that was supplied after the Grand Final (as a note to media, this selection will now be inserted at number 25, with all following selections now dropping down by four positions).

Carlton – No Compensation (Net Result for Dale Thomas in / Eddie Betts out).
Based on the age of players Matt White (Richmond to Port Adelaide) and Xavier Ellis (Hawthorn to West Coast) and the contract offers made to them by their new clubs, no compensation was applied to their former clubs for their departures during the Free Agency Period.