Delistings and trade requests have started and first out of the gate were Brisbane, Essendon, Carlton, and Port Adelaide. Port has delisted three players and confirmed wingman Karl Amon will depart as an unrestricted free agent.. Throughout much of the season, it was speculated that Amon, 27 desired a return home to Victoria. Hawthorn, Carlton and St Kilda were all interested but he has opted for the Hawks and will sign in October when the free agency period opens. List manager Jason Cripps said, “Karl has been an outstanding clubman ... and he should be commended for his professionalism and maturity ... ".
The three delisted players are former Brisbane Lion Sam Skinner, father-son selection Taj Schofield, and midfielder Sam Mayes. Skinner, 25, was drafted by Brisbane in 2015 and played 3 games in an injury-riddled stint before being delisted at the end of 2020. Port signed him as a delisted free agent but he managed just 2 games for Port. Schofield is the son of former player Jarrad Schofield and was rookie-listed in 2020 but never made a senior appearance. Mayes, 28, was drafted by Brisbane in 2013 and played 101 games before requesting a trade home to South Australia at the end of 2018. He played 20 games for Port.
Essendon has delisted Tom Cutler, Garrett McDonagh, and Tom Hird, the son of club legend James. Cutler played 66 games for Brisbane before being traded to the Bombers at the end of 2019. He played 30 games for Essendon. McDonagh was a mature-age recruit in 2021 while Hird, due to playing soccer, was listed as a Category B rookie in 2020. Both spent their time in the VFL without making their senior debuts.
Carlton has delisted Jack Newnes, Oscar McDonald, and Luke Parks cut from the club. Newnes, 26, played 52 games for the club, including 16 in 2022. Originally drafted by St Kilda, he played 155 games for the Saints before being delisted. He joined Carlton as a delisted free agent at the end of 2019. Most Blues fans will remember his goal after the siren - a contentious free kick, tight against the boundary from 45 meters (appx 50 yards) out to snatch victory against Fremantle. He passed the 200 game milestone midseason
McDonald, 26, joined the Blues in 2021 via the Supplementary Selection Period after 81 games for the Melbourne Demons. Back injuries restricted him to just five games in two seasons. Parks was selected as a rookie in 2021, but managed just eight games due to injuries.
Gold Coast small forward Izak Rankine informed the club he wants to be traded back home to South Australia. His preferred club is the Adelaide Crows. He was drafted from West Adelaide in the SANFL in 2018 and played 48 games for the Suns The club is disappointed but will try to accommodate him during the trade period. He also contacted the Crows and the Crows will work with the Suns on a deal.
Source: sen.com.au, Alexandra Stewart, Essendon Media Release, Josh Cheadle, GC Media Release, Reece, Homfray, Adelaide Media Release, Will Botoulas, Carlton Media Release
Article last changed on Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 9:55 AM EDT