by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
With the national draft just a few weeks away, several clubs have made further changes to their lists. At the end of October, each club was required to submit "first list lodgement" documentation with the AFL.
The Blues have delisted Mitch Robinson, Brock McLean and Kane Lucas. It makes a total of 12 players the club has cut since the end of the 2014 season. Robinson played 100 games with Carlton since being drafted in 2008. Robinson has joined Brisbane as a delisted free agent. Lucas was drafted in 2010 and played 42 games. Although he won the club's Best First Year Player award, he was unable to cement a spot in the team. McLean played 94 games with Melbourne 2004-09 before joining Carlton where he played a further 63 games.
Source: Jay Allen, Carlton Media Release
Kane Mitchell has been elevated from the rookie list to the seniors. Brendon Ah Chee has been offered a one year contract for 2015. Defender Lewis Stevenson has been delisted after 19 games since 2010. Midfielder Ben Newton, who played just six games in his first season, has opted to seek more opportunity elsewhere via the draft. The club also is delisting Tom Logan but will add him to their rookie list.
Johann Wagner, who was the winner of the 2014 reality show The Recruit, will be rookie-listed.
Source: James Wakelin, Port Adelaide Media Release
The Eagles have delisted defenders Blayne Wilson and Adam Carter. Wilson was selected in the 2011 preseason draft and played nine games since his 2013 debut while Carter, drafted in 2012, played seven games. Both played for East Perth in the 2014 WAFL Grand Final. Jacob Brennan and Ashley Smith were also delisted. Both managed only two games in 2014 for a total of 28 for Brennan and 45 for Smith. The club will be rookie-listing Irishman Paddy Brophy and WA baseball star Corey Adamson as well as selecting Alec Waterman under the father-son rule.
Source: Anna Carew-Reid, WCE Media Release
The Saints have delisted Adam Schneider and Terry Milera and elevated rookie Maverick Weller to the senior list. Schneider, 30, will continue training with the Saints who plan to redraft him as a rookie. At the end of the 2014 season, Milera told the club he wanted to return to South Australia for personal reasons. The Saints were unable to secure a trade deal with either Adelaide or Port. However, Milera has already departed for SA. Milera played 30 games and kicked 31 goals for the Saints since 2011. He was originally destined for GWS but the Giants traded away their draft selection to the Saints. Milera was recruited from SANFL club Port Adelaide Magpies. Weller played 16 games in his first season at St Kilda after being selected in last year's rookie draft. He previously played 32 games with Gold Coast 2011-13. Rookies Cameron Shenton, Eli Templeton and Darren Minchington have also been elevated to the senior list. The club has also committed to selecting ex-Swan Tim Membrey in the preseason draft. Membrey, who played only one senior game with the Swans since being drafted in 2012, requested a trade for more playing opportunities. Sydney was unable to facilitate a deal with the Saints so delisted him.
Source: Luke Holmesby, St Kilda Media Release
Rookies Cory Dell'Olio and Fraser Thurlow along with defender Dylan van Unen have been delisted, making a total of eight changes to the club's list. They join recent delistings Kyle Hardingham, Leroy Jetta, Sean Gregory and Johnny Rayner.
Dell'Olio played 16 games and kicked 16 goals after joining the club as a rookie in 2011, while van Unen played his only senior game early in the 2014 season. Thurlow, a ruckman, did not manage any senior games in his only season with the club as a rookie. His departure leaves Essendon with just two ruckmen in Tom Bellchambers and recruit Jonathan Giles.
Hardingham managed only eight games in 2014 for a total of 45 since 2010 while Jetta only played two games for a total of 93 since joining the club in 2007. Gregory was drafted in 2012 while Raynor was rookie-listed this year. Neither managed any senior games.
Liam Anthony, Tom Curran, Cameron Delaney, Taylor Hine, Robin Nahas and Mitch Wilkins have all been delisted, along with rookies Tim McGenniss and Max Warren. Rookies Joel Tippett and Kayne Turner have been promoted to the senior list.
Anthony, 27, was drafted in 2008 and played 58 games and kicked 27 goals. Curran, 21, was drafted in 2011. The son of two time Hawk premiership player Peter, Curran was hampered by a recurring foot injury and never played a senior game. Delaney, 22, was drafted in 2010. The brother of Luke Delaney (traded to St Kilda last year), he played five senior games in 2012, but an ongoing toe injury restricted him to only ten games (one AFL) in 2013, and one VFL match in 2014. Hine, 22, joined North in the 2012 draft from Gold Coast where he played nine games 2010-12. The midfielder/defender played 14 games for North in 2013, but did not play a senior game this year. Nahas, 26, joined North as a delisted free agent at the end of 2013 after five seasons and 83 games at Richmond. The small forward played eight games this season, kicking seven goals before a shoulder injury ended his year. Wilkins, 20, was drafted in 2012 but played no senior games. McGenniss, 20, was rookie-listed in 2012 and showed promise in the VFL as a midfielder and tagger but never played a senior game. Warren, 21, was drafted in 2011 and played only one senior game in 2014. r game.
Source: Rob Burton, North Melbourne Media Release
Richmond wasted little time after Geelong delisted Taylor Hunt, signing him as a free agent. Hunt signed a one year deal after six years with the Cats. General Manager Dan Richardson said the club had intentions to boost the midfield during the off-season and believes Hunt will compliment the playing list with his speed and versatility. He believes Hunt, just 23, has his best football ahead of him. Hunt was drafted by the Cats in 2008 debuted in 2010. His best season was 2012 when he played 21 games and averaged 15 possessions per game as a tagger. In 2011, he played 15 games and was one of the best on ground in the Cats' VFL Grand Final team. He played only seven games in 2014 due to a groin injury. The icing on the cake for Hunt is that he was an avid Tigers fan as a kid.
Source: Adrian Ceddia, Richmond Media Release
Below are the official club lists as submitted to the AFL on October 31. A second lodgement will be submitted by each club in mid-November after which the AFL will determine the draft selection order.
Additions: Charlie Cameron (rookie promotion), Kyle Cheney (trade), Luke Lowden (trade).
Departures: Angus Graham (delisted), Lewis Johnston (delisted), Shaun McKernan (delisted), Jared Petrenko (delisted), Jason Porplyzia (retired), Ben Rutten (retired), Luke Thompson (delisted)
Additions: Harris Andrews (Academy Nomination), Dayne Beams (trade), Allen Christensen (trade), Josh Clayton (father-son), Liam Dawson (Academy Nomination), Mitch Robinson (delisted free agent)
Departures: Jonathan Brown (retired), Jack Crisp (traded), Jordan Lisle (delisted), Ashley McGrath (retired), Brent Moloney (retired), Joel Patfull (traded), James Polkinghorne (delisted), Andrew Raines (delisted), Patrick Wearden (delisted)
Additions: Kristian Jaksch (traded), Liam Jones (traded), Mark Whiley (traded)
Departures: Josh Bootsma (delisted), Nick Duigan (delisted), Jeff Garlett (traded), Kane Lucas (delisted), Andrew McInness (delisted), Brock McLean (delisted), Mitch Robinson (delisted), Tom Temay (delisted), Jarrad Waite (free agent)
Additions: Jack Crisp (traded), Levi Greenwood (traded), Darcy Moore (father-son), Travis Varcoe (traded)
Departures: Tony Armstrong (delisted), Luke Ball (retired), Dayne Beams (traded), Martin Clarke (retired), Heritier Lumumba (traded), Quinten Lynch (retired), Nick Maxwell (retired)
Additions: Patrick Ambrose (rookie promotion), Adam Cooney (traded), Jonathan Giles (traded), James Gwilt (free agent)
Deletions: Kurt Aylett (delisted), Sean Gregory (delisted), Kyle Hardingham (delisted), Leroy Jetta (delisted), Patrick Ryder (traded), Dylan Van Unen (delisted)
Departures: Kepler Bradley (retired), Scott Gumbleton (retired), Josh Simpson (delisted)
Additions: Mark Blicavs (rookie promotion), Mitch Clark (traded), Rhys Stanley (traded)
Departures: Mitchell Brown (delisted), George Burbury (delisted), Allen Christen (traded), Joel Hamling (delisted), Taylor Hunt (delisted), Jordan Schroder (delisted), Jesse Stringer (delisted), Travis Varcoe (traded)
Additions: Andrew Boston (rookie promotion), Josh Hall (rookie promotion), Mitch Hallahan (traded), Nick Malceski (free agent)
Departures: Jackson Allen (delisted), Nathan Bock (retired), Greg Broughton (delisted), Campbell Brown (delisted), Karmichael Hunt (retired), Jack Hutchins (delisted), Tom Murphy (retired), Jeremy Taylor (delisted), Matthew Warnock (delisted)
Additions: Jeremy Finlayson (academy nomination), Ryan Griffen (traded), Joel Patfull (traded), Jack Steele (academy nomination)
Departures: Tom Boyd (traded), Sam Frost (traded), Jonathan Giles (traded), Stephen Gilham (retired), Josh Hunt (retired), Kristian Jaksch (traded), Jonathan O’Rourke (traded), Mark Whiley (traded)
Additions: James Frawley (free agent), Jonathan O’Rourke (traded), Zac Webster (rookie promotion), Dallas Willsmore (rookie promotion)
Departures: Kyle Cheney (traded), Dayle Garlett (delisted), Mitch Hallahan (traded), Jordan Kelly (delisted), Luke Lowden (traded), Brad Sewell (retired)
Additions: Sam Frost (traded), Jeff Garlett (traded), Neville Jetta (rookie promotion), Heritier Lumumba (traded), Billy Stretch (father-son)
Departures: Sam Blease (delisted), Shannon Byrnes (retired), Mitch Clark (traded), Mitch Clisby (delisted), James Frawley (free agent), Daniel Nicholson (delisted), James Strauss (delisted), Luke Tapscott (delisted)
Additions: Shaun Higgins (free agent), Joel Tippett (rookie promotion), Kayne Turner (rookie promotion), Jarrad Waite (free agent)
Departures: Liam Anthony (delisted), Tom Curran (delisted), Cameron Delaney (delisted), Levi Greenwood (traded), Taylor Hine (delisted), Robin Nahas (delisted), Mitchell Watkins (delisted)
Additions: Kane Mitchell (rookie promotion), Patrick Ryder (traded)
Departures: Dom Cassisi (retired), Campbell Heath (delisted), Cameron Hitchcock (delisted), Tom Logan (delisted), Ben Newton (delisted), Lewis Stevenson (delisted)
Additions: Anthony Miles (rookie promotion), Taylor Hunt (delisted free agent)
Deletions: Aaron Edwards (delisted), Brad Helbig (delisted), Daniel Jackson (retired), Jacob King (retired), Brent O’Hanlon (delisted)
Additions: Darren Minchington (rookie promotion), Cam Shenton (rookie promotion), Eli Templeton (rookie promotion), Mav Weller (rookie promotion)
Departures: Trent Dennis-Lane (delisted), Sam Dunell (delisted), James Gwilt (free agent), Lenny Hayes (retired), Clint Jones (delisted), Beau Maister (retired), Terry Milera (player request), Adam Schneider (delisted), Rhys Stanley (traded)
Additions: Abaina Davis (academy selection), Isaac Heeney (academy selection), Jack Hiscox (academy selection), Jake Lloyd (rookie promotion), Xavier Richards (rookie promotion), Daniel Robinson (rookie promotion)
Departures: Matthew Dick (delisted), Jordan Lockyer (delisted), Nick Malceski (free agent), Tim Membrey (delisted), Ryan O’Keefe (retired), Lewis Roberts-Thomson (retired), Tommy Walsh (delisted)
Additions: Callum Sinclair (rookie promotion), Alec Waterman (father-son)
Departures: Jacob Brennan (delisted), Adam Carter (delisted), Dean Cox (retired), Darren Glass (retired), Ash Smith (delisted), Blayne Wilson (delisted)
Additions: Shane Biggs (traded), Tom Boyd (traded), Zaine Cordy (father-son), Lin Jong (rookie promotion), Jack Redpath (rookie promotion)
Departures: Adam Cooney (traded), Daniel Giansiracusa (retired), Brett Goodes (delisted), Ryan Griffen (traded), Shaun Higgins (free agent), Christian Howard (delisted), Liam Jones (traded), Tom Williams (retired), Tom Young (delisted)
Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release
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