by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
The Western Bulldogs have trimmed their list further with the delisting of forward Mitch Hahn. Hahn debuted in 2000 and played 180 games. In making the announcement, Coach Rodney Eade said it had been a difficult decision and that the highly regarded Hahn had been a wonderful servant for the club. Rookies Andrew Hooper and Brodie Moles have been promoted to the senior list. Moles debuted in 2010 and played 13 games. Hooper also debuted in 2010 but played just one game.
Source: David McNamara, Club Media Release; AFL Record 2010 Season Guide and AFL Grand Final Record
The Saints have delisted senior players Robert Eddy and Luke Miles and rookies Mark Hutchings and Blake McGrath. Eddy debuted in 2008 and played 30 games but managed just seven in 2010. McGrath was rookie listed in 2009 while Hutchings was added in 2010. Neither played any senior games.
Source: Vanessa Gigliotti; Club Media Release; AFL Record 2010 Season Guide and AFL Grand Final Record
The Lions have delisted senior players Troy Selwood, Travis Johnstone, Albert Proud and Bart McCulloch as well as rookies Sean Yoshiura and Broc McCauley. Selwood, the twin brother of West Coast's Adam, debuted in 2005 and played 25 games. Injuries restricted him to just 15 games in the past two years. He has recently signed on to play with Geelong in the VFL. Johnstone played 160 games with Melbourne 1998-2007 before being traded to Brisbane. He played 29 games for the Lions. Proud debuted in 2007 and played 29 games. McCulloch was drafted in 2009 but never played a senior game.
Claye Beams, brother of Collingwood's Dayne, has been promoted from the rookie list to the senior list.
Source: Kate Stevens, Club Media Release; AFL Record 2010 Season Guide and AFL Grand Final Record
Hawthorn has delisted NSW Scholarship holder and rookie Michael Johnston. Will Langford (son of former premiership defender Chris) and Jack Mahony will join the club as NSW Scholarship rookies in 2011. Langford currently plays for Easts in Sydney and is described as an athletic defender/midfielder with an excellent training ethic. He represented NSW at the 2009 Under-18 tournament but missed this year due to injury and illness. Mahony is described as having elite fitness and can play as a small defender or as a midfielder.
Source: Leah Mirabella, Club Media Release; AFL Record 2010 Season Guide and AFL Grand Final Record
Veteran Cameron Bruce has quit the club after being offered a contract for just one season. It is believed the one year offer was an indication that he was not part of the club's long term plans. It is believed that Hawthorn is interested in signing Bruce to a two year deal should they pick him up in the draft.
Bruce debuted in 2000 and played 2003 games for the Demons. He played primarily as a forward or midfielder but could also play in defense.
Source: theage.com.au, AFL Record Season Guides
Article last changed on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 7:06 PM EST