In late October, West Coast delisted midfield rookie Hamish Brayshaw, forward Nic Reid, defender Francis Watson and rookies Anthony Treacy and Mitch O’Neill. Brayshaw, the younger brother of Melbourne's Angus and Fremantle's Andrew, was drafted in 2017. He played just one senior game, coming in Round 17 this year. He was delisted at the end of 2019 but added to the rookie list this year. Reid, was selected during the SSP early in the year and played three games. Watson was also drafted in 2017 and played one game in 2019 and two in 2020 before a late season knee injury ended his year. Treacy and O'Neill were both drafted as rookies this year, but never played a senior game.
The Eagles have asked the AFL for special list flexibility to retain Daniel Venables, who has not played since he suffered a serious concussion early in 2019. It would buy the club some time ahead of the list deadlines and would allow Venables to train with the club during the off-season.
Port Adelaide delisted the versatile Cam Sutcliffe. Sutcliffe, 28. was drafted by the Dockers in 2011 and played 104 games before being delisted at the end of 2018. He joined the SANFL Port Adelaide in 2019. He played as a forward, midfielder and defender and was captain of the side before being picked up by the Power in the 2019 midseason draft. He played nine games for the Power. General Manager Chris Davies said Sutcliffe was a popular member of the playing group and provided versatility and leadership when it was needed, “His time at Port Adelaide ... may have been brief but his contribution has been immense, helping guide our younger players with his leadership and professionalism."
Travis King, West Coast Media Release, perthnow.com.au, Loukas Founten, Port Adelaide Media Release, afl.com.au
Article last changed on Wednesday, January 06, 2021 - 8:22 PM EST