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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Ahead of the late November draft, clubs made changes, delisting some and elevating others from the rookie list. Clubs must use a draft selection to elevate rookies. Adelaide delisted Ian Callinan and Nick Joyce. Callinan, 30, was a mature age recruit to the rookie list and played 32 games for the Crows in three seasons. He was elevated o the senior list in 2012. Joyce, 20, was drafted at the end of 2011 but did not play an AFL game in two seasons. Also delisted were Richard Tambling, Aiden Riley, Ben Dowdell and rookies Tim McIntyre, Dylan Orval and Tim Klaosen. Tambling played 106 games for Richmond between 2005 and 2010 before crossing to Adelaide. He played 16 games with the Crows, managing just five in 2013. Riley debuted in 2011 and played 11 games. A bad leg frature restricted him to just two games in 2013. McIntyre played one game. Callinan has since taken up an assistant development role with Adelaide's SANFL team. Rory Laird and Kyle Hartigan were elevated to the senior list. Laird, 20, established himself as a regular in the Crows side after being elevated to the primary squad in April. He debuted against the Western Bulldogs in Round Four and only missed one game (through injury) from there on, playing a total of 18 matches. He was one of four Crows to receive a Rising Star nomination, getting the nod for his performance against North Melbourne in Round 20. Laird ranked second at Adelaide in intercept possessions (98) this year. Hartigan’s promotion marks another chapter in his feel good football story. Overlooked in three national drafts, Hartigan was selected with pick No.14 in last year’s Rookie Draft. The mature-age recruit from Werribee received an AFL call-up late in the season after consistent SANFL form. The 21-year-old key defender showed great promise in his three AFL games, averaging 19 possessions and seven marks.

Richmond delisted Luke McGuane, Robin Nahas, Tom Derickx and rookie Steven Verrier at the end of October. Shane Tuck and mature-age rookie Sam Lonergan both retired at the end of the 2013 season and, as per AFL protocol, were officially delisted while Matt White joined Port Adelaide during the AFL Free Agency period. McGuane played 105 games for Richmond over eight seasons, with 12 games and 20 goals in his final year. Shortly after his delisting, he signed with Brisbane as a free agent. It is a return home and a reunion with new senior coach Justin Leppitsch for McGuane, who was coached by Leppitsch when the latter was an assistant coach with the Tigers. McGuane played mostly in defense but was shifted forward in 2012 with great success. He kicked 35 goals in 21 games. His career tally is 39. Brisbane believes he will add versatility to the side with his ability to play both ends of the ground and on a variety of opponents. Nahas managed 83 games in five seasons, and kicked 100 goals, while Derickx played just two games in two years with the Tigers. Nahas has joined the Kangaroos. The club believes his speed and defensive pressure in the forward line will compliment fellow small forward Lindsay Thomas. Mature-age rookie Ricky Petterd, who played 12 games in his debut season, has been elevated to Richmond's senior list.

The Dockers have delisted Jesse Crichton (18 games), Peter Faulks (3 games), Alex Forster (1 game), Josh Mellington (6 games) and rookies Alex Howson and Haiden Schloithe. Josh Mellington has the opportunity to go into the National Draft and be recruited by another club, but could potentially be re-drafted by Fremantle. Matt Taberner, who played 4 games in his debut season has been elevated to the senior list.

GWS Giants have delisted Brett Thornton, Sam Reid, Anthony Miles (ten games), Josh Growden, Setanta O'hAilpin and Gerald Ugle (three games) and rookie Joe Redfern. Thornton joined the Giants after 188 games with Carlton. Sam Reid played ten games with the Bulldogs 2008-11 before joining the Giants as an uncontracted player and played 14 games for GWS. Reid, 23, who struggled with injury in 2013 and is also diabetic, has taken up a role as development coach. He will continue playing for the UWS Giants in the NEAFL, taking on an on-field leadership position alongside the younger players. Reid admitted his body was no longer up to the rigors of AFL but is excited with his new role as is senior coach Leon Cameron. Reid will be working alongside former player Amon Buchanan (also played for Brisbane and retired in 2012). O'hAilpin, an Irish recruit for Carlton, played 80 games for the Blues before being traded to the Giants. His 2012 season was ruined when he ruptured an ACL early in the year. He played eight games with GWS.

Carlton delisted Aaron Joseph, Jeremy Laidler, Patrick McCarthy, Luke Mitchell and Heath Scotland. Also delisted were rookies Andrew Collins, Rhys O’Keeffe and Frazer Dale. Heath Scotland will remain at Carlton and Carton will redraft him as a rookie. Dale is currently training with Port Adelaide.

North Melbourne delisted Will Sierakowski, Jordan Gysberts, Ayden Kennedy and Ben Mabon. Sierakowski, 23, played seven senior games after joining North via a trade with Hawthorn in 2011. He made his debut in Round Six against Port Adelaide. Gysberts, who was traded from Melbourne at the end of 2012 after 19 games, was an emergency several times, but never played a senior game. Kennedy, drafted in 2009, was hampered by a stress fracture in his foot in 2010 and a knee injury sidelined him in 2011. He did take part in Werribee's VFL Finals campaign. Mabon, drafted in 2010, was North Ballarat’s number one ruckman in the VFL but was unable to break into the North Melbourne line-up. Rookies Cameron Richardson and Ben Speight were delisted in September.

The Western Bulldogs delisted Dylan Addison who played 88 games. Also delisted were Daniel Cross, Patrick Veszpremi, Lukas Markovic and Nick Lower. Cross, a free agent has joined Melbourne. Melbourne delisted Rory Taggert, and rookies James Magner and Nathan Stark. Rookie Mitch Clisby has been elevated to the senior list.

Brisbane delisted Jesse O'Brien, who played just 17 games in four seasons with the Lions.

West Coast delisted Bradd Dalziell and Cale Morton. Dalziell played 17 matches in 2013, after just 11 in his previous three at the Eagles. Dalziell was traded to West Coast in exchange for Brent Staker and pick No.39 (Sam Grimley) after playing 15 matches for the Brisbane Lions in 2008-09. Morton managed just three games in 2013 after playing 73 matches with Melbourne.

Hawthorn delisted rookies Andrew Boseley, Amos Frank and Derick Wanganeen. Jonathon Ceglar and Will Langford have been elevated to the senior list.

Source: Media Releases from Adelaide, Richmond, GWS, North Melbourne, Brisbane, Carlton, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Western Bulldogs, West Coast, Fremantle

Article last changed on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:31 PM EDT


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