by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
As their seasons come to a close, clubs have quickly turned their attention to their lists and began culling ahead of the trade period and national draft. The following clubs have already announced list changes.
Senior players Jordan Lisle, Patrick Wearden, Andrew Raines and James Polkinghorne have all been delisted, along with rookies rookies Nicholas Hayes, Sam Michael and Isaac Conway.
Polkinghorne debuted in 2008 and played 94 games and kicked 53 goals. He played in the club's 2013 preseason premiership. Lisle was originally drafted by Hawthorn but managed just 5 senior games 2009-11 before being traded to Brisbane. He played in the 2012 and 2013 reserves premierships. Raines began with Richmond in 2004 and played 56 games with the Tigers through 2009. He played a further 67 games with the Lions, winning the 2012 most improved player award and playing in the 2013 preseason premiership.
Wearden was drafted in 2011 but was unable to break into the senior side. He did play in the reserves 2012 and 2013 premierships. Hayes was drafted in 2012 but never played a senior game. Michael was drafted in 2011 and played just three games. He played in the 2012 and 2013 reserves premierships. Conway, drafted in 2013, was a NEAFL Rising Star nominee and played in the 2012 reserves premiership. He did not play any senior games.
Source: Clare Pettyfor, Brisbane Media Release
Injury-plagued Docker Scott Gumbleton has retired after eight seasons. Drafted by Essendon in 2006, Gumbleton managed 35 games with the Bombers before being traded to Fremantle at the end of last year. Hamstring problems, which began in February, prevented him from playing any senior games with the Dockers.
Source: Luke Morfesse, Fremantle Media Release
Just days before the Tigers faced Port Adelaide in an Elimination Final, midfielder Daniel Jackson announced his immediate retirement. Persistent hip and gluteal injuries restricted him to just ten games this season, with the Round 17 match against Port Adelaide his last at senior level. In all, he played 156 games. Jackson, 28, debuted in 2006 and kicked 61 goals in his career. He won last year's Jack Dyer Medal as club best and fairest.
After their season ended, the Tigers delisted senior players Aaron Edwards, Brett O’Hanlon and Brad Helbig along with rookies Todd Banfield, Orren Stephenson, Ben Darrou and Cadeyn Williams. Edwards was originally rookie listed by West Coast in 2003 and again in 2005. He played a total of four games with the Eagles before being delisted. He was picked up by North Melbourne in 2006 and played 78 games 2007-12 with the Kangaroos. He managed only four games for the Tigers in 2014 for a total of 12 for Richmond. His career tally is 94 games and 139 goals.
Stephenson became the oldest first-time draftee when Geelong picked him up as a 29 year old in the 2011 national draft. The ruckman played eight games for the Cats before being traded to Richmond. In two seasons with the Tigers, he has played just seven games, six in 2013 and just one in 2014. Helbig played a total of 16 games over three seasons, while O’Hanlon played nine games. Darrou, Williams and Banfield (53 games for Brisbane) failed to play a senior match for the club.
Source: abc.net.au, richmondfc.com.au , sen.com.au, Adrian Ceddia, Richmond Media Release, AFL Record Season Guide
Marty Clarke and Caolan Mooney have opted to return to Ireland while Peter Yagmoor has been delisted. This comes on the heels of the retirements of Nick Maxwell, Ben Hudson, Luke Ball and Quinten Lynch.
Clarke debuted in 2007 but quit at the end of 2009 to return to Ireland. He came back to the Pies in 2012 and played a total of 73 games. Form and injury problems restricted the long-kicking Irishman to just one game in 2014. Mooney's stint as an AFL player was less successful with just four games in his debut season of 2012 and only two in 2013. His progress stalled and he was unable to break back into the senior team this year.
Yagmoor was a 2011 zone selection for Gold Coast who traded the selection to Collingwood. He was placed on their rookie list. He played two games in his 2012 debut season, but that was it.
Source: Stephen Rielly, Collingwood Media Release
Andrew McInnes and Tom Temay have been delisted, along with rookies Jaryd Cachia and Luke Reynolds, making a total of seven changes with Heath Scotland (retired), Nick Duigan (retired) and Josh Bootsma (contract terminated) having already departed.
McInnes debuted in 2012 and played 17 games. Temay was drafted in 2012 but never managed a senior game. Cachia was originally rookie listed in 2010 and again in 2013. He played 14 games but had his contract terminated several months ago for an ill-conceived and explicit comment to a young female Carlton fan. Luke Reynolds was drafted to the rookie list in 2014 but never played a senior game.
Source: Loretta Smith, Carlton Media Release
Senior players Jackson Allen, Jack Hutchins, Jeremy Taylor and Matthew Warnock and rookie Leigh Osborne have all been delisted. Other departures are the retirements of Nathan Bock, Karmichael Hunt and Tom Murphy and the preseason termination of Campbell Brown's contract after a late night club incident which left a teammate with a broken jaw.
In line with the club's draft and player concessions, the senior playing list will be reduced from 40 to 38 players in 2015, ending the list concessions afforded to the club.
Source: Sean Tobin, GC Media Release
Trent Dennis-Lane and Sam Dunell join James Gwilt and Clinton Jones in their delistings. Also departed are the recently retired Lenny Hayes and Beau Maister.
Dennis-Lane played ten games and kicked nine goals for St Kilda since being traded by Sydney at the end of 2012. He debuted for the Swans in 2010 and played 19 games including two finals. He was an emergency for the 2012 Grand Final. Dunell was drafted as a rookie in 2012 and elevated to the seniors. He played 12 games.
Source: Luke Holmesby, ST Kilda Media Release
Shaun McKernan and Angus Graham have been delisted. McKernan managed two games this year, bringing his career tally to 34 in six seasons with the Crows. He was part of Adelaide’s 2012 preseason premiership side.
Graham played 48 games with Richmond before being traded to the Crows but never played a senior game in two seasons with Adelaide.
Source: Ian Shuttleworth, Adelaide Media release
Article last changed on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:47 PM EDT