The Trade Period deadline is moving to prime time and the NAB AFL Draft will become a two-day event under major changes designed to turn player movement in an extravaganza.
AFL.com.au has confirmed live trading of picks will be available to clubs for the very first time.
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The trade deadline has been scheduled for 8.30pm on Wednesday, October 17, making the trade period itself slightly shorter.
The draft is returning to Victoria for the first time since 2009, with the televised event being held on November 22 and 23.
The League has written to clubs confirming the live trading "will be introduced to provide clubs with more flexibility when making player selections and managing their lists."
Also under consideration for the event, which has been extended to two days for the first time, is to have the main presentation happen on the oval itself, with clubs using corporate boxes in the grandstands as their own individual 'war rooms'.
It's understood future picks can be traded live up to one year in advance, but once players have been drafted they are off the table and cannot be traded on draft night.
Live trading will also mean there'll be an additional window after the conclusion of the Trade Period for
Clubs contacted by AFL.com.au were still dissecting the
Key player movement dates
Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agency
NAB AFL Trade Period – Players and Selections
NAB AFL Trade Period – Selections only
NAB AFL Draft
First Round: Evening
Second Round to completion:
NAB AFL Preseason and Rookie Drafts