The run-down of the Trade/Draft Period!


AFL TRADE PERIOD KEY DATES 2021

Here are the dates for the trade and draft period for 2021

Free Agency Period

October 1 - October 8 2021

Restricted and unrestricted free agents are able to sign with new clubs from October 1.

Trade period

October 4 - October 13 2021

The biggest date on the AFL calendar, the trade deadline is a must-watch event for all footy fans.

Expected to finish around 7:30 pm on October 13 this year.

Trade period (Draft selections only)

October 18 - November 15 2021

Delisted Free Agency period

November 11 - November 12 2021

AFL Draft

November 24- November 25 2021

Who will go number one? Can your team unearth a gem in the later rounds?

This year's Draft will take place on November 24 with the first-round selections, while the rest will have to wait until November 25.

Pre-season and Rookie Drafts

November 26 2021

Final List Lodgement deadline

November 29 2021