Skip to main content
Callum Sinclair marks in the opening minute
Callum Sinclair marks (file photo)

Sydney, Carlton, and North Melbourne saw more players move on. North Melbourne delisted Kyron Hayden, Matt McGuinness, and Patrick Walker. Hayden was drafted in 2017 and debuted in 2019. He played 17 games as a defender. In early 2020, injuries curtailed his season. He managed five games in 2022. McGuinness was an Academy selection in 2019 and Walker was selected in the 2020 rookie draft. Both played 17 games in the VFL in 2022. Neither managed any senior games.

Just after the conclusion of the season proper, Sydney ruckman Callum Sinclair and defender Colin O'Riordan announced their retirements. Sinclair, 32, was originally drafted by West Coast in 2012 and has played a total of 118 games. General Manager Charlie Gardiner said, "Callum has been a real warrior for us. He has played some really good senior football with us ... but in recent times his work with our VFL squad has been enormous. He has played a selfless role for the team and been a terrific leader amongst our developing players. Cal is a hugely popular player ... ".

O’Riordan, 26, joined the Swans in 2015 as a Category B rookie, hailing from County Tipperary in Ireland. He has played 34 games for the Swans. Gardiner said, " ... Colin has been one of the most popular members of our playing group and he will be sorely missed. It really is an incredible achievement to move ... from Ireland, learn a new game and forge a successful AFL career and Colin has been able to do just that.”

Ed. Note: Games tallies are through Round 23

Carlton has delisted two more players: Liam Stocker and Will Hayes. Stocker played 28 games in four seasons after making his debut in 2019. He played six games in 2022. Will Hayes made his Carlton debut as the medical sub in Round 17 against the Eagles and was part of the 22 selected against Geelong, in what were his two appearances since being selected as a mid-season rookie this year. List Manager Nick Austin acknowledged the efforts of both players, “Liam gave great effort ... while he was not able to solidify his place in the side this year, his capacity to continue to work hard was a testament to him. Although Will was only on the list for a short period of time, his efforts to earn a place in the side to play two games was a result of his work ethic ... ".

Sources:, Michael Tormey, North Melbourne Media Release, Will Botoulas, Carlton Media Release

Article last changed on Monday, September 05, 2022 - 6:26 PM EDT

Donate to Our GoFundMe Campaign


Recent content


Our Favorite Footy Podcasts

A Yank on the Footy


Donnie's Disposal


Americans Watching the Footy

Shorten URLs


ENJOY Three Months Free! 

VPN for Sports!

  • Need to access sports broadcasts that are blocked in your area? You need a VPN!
  • With ExpressVPN, you get a flexible VPN service that can be adjusted on the fly.
  • More than 105 countries supported.
  • The best part? Click on this offer and get 3 months FREE!
  • AFANA independently selects products we recommend through experience,
    and we may earn commissions on your order.

We Recommend:


  • The future of vitamins is here! Say goodbye to generic multivitamins cluttering your table top. 
  • With Vitable, you get personalized daily vitamin packs tailored to your unique diet, lifestyle and health needs.
  • All you need to do is complete a simple online quiz and unlock your expert recommendation. 
  • Join the 400,000+ people embracing the Vitable way with 40% OFF your first order
  • Use the promo code AFANA40 at checkout.
  • AFANA independently selects products we recommend through experience,
    and we may earn commissions on your order.