2020 NAB AFL Draft Date Locked In – AFL NSW/ACT

The AFL has announced the 2020 NAB AFL Draft will take place on Wednesday December 9 in a virtual format.

It will be broadcast live on Fox Footy, Kayo and the AFL App from 7pm AEDT with the GIANTS to bring you all the action live, thanks to Principal Partner Toyo Tires.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country, the Draft will be conducted virtually with the ARC to serve as the central hub, with all 18 clubs to submit draft selections via an Online Draft System within the ARC.

Draft selections will join the broadcast virtually as AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan announces the selections live from the ARC at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria.

The NAB AFL Pre-Season and Rookie Draft Selection meetings will be coordinated via Microsoft Teams from the ARC at AFL House on Thursday, December 10 from 12pm.

The Sydney Swans currently hold picks, 3, 31, 34, 43, 60 and 82 in this year’s AFL Draft, and will potentially have to match a top-10 bid for Academy product Braeden Campbell.

The GWS GIANTS currently hold four first round draft picks but will spend some time in the coming weeks discussing what can be done to strengthen the draft position even further.

The GIANTS hold a bounty of first round picks with 10, 13, 15, 20, 29, 52, 74 and 88 able to be used on Draft night.

Key dates for the 2020 NAB AFL Draft Period:

Wednesday 25 November
•    List Lodgement 1
•    Nomination of Draft Eligible Father/Son Players Lodged
•    Nomination of Draft Eligible Northern & NGA Academy Players Lodged

Thursday 26 November 
•    AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (1) Commences

Sunday 29 November
•    AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (1) Closes

Monday 30 November
•    List Lodgement 2
•    Out of Contract Listed AFL Primary List Players Draft Nomination Form and Player Request for Removal from List Form Lodged with AFL
•    Final date for Primary List delistings

Tuesday 1 December
•    AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (2) Commences

Wednesday 2 December

•    AFL Delisted Player Free Agency Period (2) Closes

Thursday 3 December
•    AFL Trade Period Closes – Selections Only
•    Delisted Primary List Draft Nomination Form Lodgement
•    Non–Retained Rookie Players Draft Nomination Form Lodgement
•    Final Draft Nomination Form Lodgement
•    AFL Father-Son Bidding Nominations lodged with AFL

Wednesday December 9 at 7.00pm AEDT
•    NAB AFL Draft

Thursday December 10 at 12.00pm AEDT
•    NAB AFL Pre-Season & Rookie Draft