2010 AFL draft

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The 2010 AFL draft consists of four opportunities for player acquisitions during the 2010/11 Australian Football League off-season. These are the trade week; held between (5 October and 12 October), the national draft; held on the (18 November), the pre-season draft (7 December) and the rookie draft (also held on 7 December).

This is the first national draft to feature the Gold Coast, ahead of their AFL debut season in 2011. Greater Western Sydney, who will join the league in 2012, will take part only in the rookie draft.

Gold Coast Suns concessions[edit]

The Gold Coast Football Club was to join the AFL in 2011, and was provided with several draft concessions, including additional draft selections, early access to recruit 17-year-old players, and access to uncontracted and previously listed players in this offseason. These concessions were similar to those provided to the Greater Western Sydney Football Club in the following season.

Gold Coast was permitted to recruit the following players directly, without the need for any draft:

  • At the end of 2009, up to twelve 17-year-old players (born 1 January – 30 April 1992), who were too young to enter the 2009 AFL draft. These players were not eligible to play senior AFL football in 2010, and would continue to undergo junior development, either in Sydney or their home state.
  • At the end of 2010, up to ten players who were not on an AFL list but had previously nominated for a national draft. Gold Coast could immediately trade any players recruited in this manner.
  • At the end of 2010, up to sixteen players who were on an AFL list, but were out of contract at the end of the season. No more than one player recruited from any other club. Clubs who lost players in this manner received compensatory selections in the national draft; the number and value of these selections was determined based on age, contract size, on-field performance and draft order, and may be used in any year between 2011–2015.
  • At the end of each season between 2010–2012 seasons, up to five players recruited from the Queensland zone, and prior to the 2010 draft, up to three players from the Northern Territory zone.

Then, in the drafts, Gold Coast had the following selections:

  • In the 2010 national draft, the first selection in each round, and picks No. 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 in the first round.
  • In the 2009 rookie draft, the first five selections.

Gold Coast began with an expanded list size of up to forty-eight senior players and nine rookies, to be gradually reduced to a standard list size of thirty-eight senior players and nine rookies by 2015.[1]

Throughout the 2010 AFL season, much interest surrounded which out-of-contract players would sign with the new Gold Coast Football Club. Nathan Bock was the first to be announced, followed by Nathan Krakouer and Michael Rischitelli.[2] Campbell Brown and Jarrod Harbrow were the next two to be announced, ending many months of speculation about their move.[3]

On 29 September, after a year of constant speculation and rumour,[4] Geelong star Gary Ablett, Jr. announced that he had signed a five-year deal with the Suns, which will make him the highest paid player in the league.[5][6]

Then on 7 October, the Gold Coast also signed Collingwood's Josh Fraser and Brisbane's Jared Brennan.[7] Brennan is the second player from the Brisbane Lions to be signed by the Gold Coast. As the Gold Coast were only able to sign one non-contracted player from each club, the Lions had to agree with the deal and work out a fair compensation.

Trades[edit]

In the lead-up to trade week, Carlton's Sam Jacobs requested to be traded back to a South Australian club and Fremantle's Chris Tarrant returned to Melbourne. Shaun Grigg and Andrew Walker both requested to be traded from Carlton and Brisbane's Justin Sherman also wanted to leave Brisbane.[8] Daniel Motlop, David Hale, Nathan Djerrkura and Will Thursfield were also mentioned as likely trade targets.[9]

The timing of trade week was adjusted in 2010 to account for the un-contracted player announcements to be made by Gold Coast by Thursday 7 October. Whereas previous trade weeks had run from Monday to Friday, the 2010 trade week was originally scheduled to run from Monday 4 October to Monday 11 October.[10] However, due to the 2010 Grand Final Replay, the start of trade week was delayed until Tuesday 5 October.[11]

Trade Player Original club New club Traded for
1 Patrick Veszpremi and draft pick #91 Sydney Western Bulldogs Andrejs Everitt
2[12] Richard Tambling Richmond Adelaide End of first round compensation pick & draft pick #51
3[13] Peter Faulks and pick #61 Gold Coast Fremantle pick #55
4[14] Andrew Krakouer, John Ceglar, picks #55, #78 and #95 Gold Coast Collingwood pick #25
5[15] Nathan Djerrkura Geelong Western Bulldogs pick #57
6[16] David Hale and draft pick #52 North Melbourne Hawthorn End of first round compensation pick & draft pick #71
7 Rohan Bewick and Draft picks #5, #25 and #27 Gold Coast Brisbane Lions End of first round compensation pick & Draft picks #10 and #48
8[17] Ben McKinley West Coast North Melbourne draft pick # 86
9[18] Andrew Collins Richmond Carlton Shaun Grigg
10 Tendai Mzungu and draft pick #44 Gold Coast Fremantle draft pick #38
11 Sam Jacobs Carlton Adelaide draft picks #34 and #67
12 Justin Sherman Brisbane Lions Western Bulldogs End of first round compensation pick
13 Jonathon Griffin Adelaide Fremantle draft pick #61
14 Jeremy Laidler and draft pick #41 Geelong Carlton Draft picks #36 and #53
15[19] Kyle Cheney and pick #66 Melbourne Hawthorn draft pick #52
16 Chris Tarrant and pick #44 Fremantle Collingwood draft pick #43 and #55
17 Cameron Richardson Gold Coast North Melbourne draft pick #35
18 draft pick #45 West Coast Collingwood Third round compensation pick
19 Simon Philips and draft pick #35 Gold Coast Port Adelaide Second round compensation pick
20 draft pick #15 Gold Coast Geelong Middle of first round compensation pick

Source:AFL trade tracker Note: the numbering of the draft picks in this trades table is based on the original order prior to draft day. The final numbering of many of these draft picks was adjusted on draft day due to either the insertion of compensation draft picks in the early rounds, or clubs passing in the later rounds.

2010 national draft[edit]

The 2010 AFL national draft was held on 18 November at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, the first time in more than a decade that it has been held outside of Melbourne.[10]

Round Pick Player Recruited from League Club
1 1 David Swallow East Fremantle WAFL Gold Coast
1 2 Harley Bennell Peel Thunder WAFL Gold Coast
1 3 Sam Day Sturt SANFL Gold Coast
1 4 Andrew Gaff Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup West Coast
1 5 Jared Polec Woodville-West Torrens SANFL Brisbane Lions
1 6 Reece Conca Perth WAFL Richmond
1 7 Josh Caddy Northern Knights TAC Cup Gold Coast
1 8 Dyson Heppell Gippsland Power TAC Cup Essendon
1 9 Dion Prestia Calder Cannons TAC Cup Gold Coast
1 10 Daniel Gorringe Norwood SANFL Gold Coast
1 11 Thomas Lynch Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Gold Coast
1 12 Lucas Cook North Ballarat Rebels TAC Cup Melbourne
1 13 Seb Tape Glenelg SANFL Gold Coast
1 14 Brodie Smith Woodville-West Torrens SANFL Adelaide
1 15 Billie Smedts Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Geelong
1 16 Ben Jacobs Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup Port Adelaide
1 17 Shaun Atley Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup North Melbourne
1 18 Matthew Watson Calder Cannons TAC Cup Carlton
1 19 Isaac Smith North Ballarat VFL Hawthorn
1 20 Jayden Pitt Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Fremantle
1 21 Jed Lamb Gippsland Power TAC Cup Sydney
1 22 Mitch Wallis (F/S) Calder Cannons TAC Cup Western Bulldogs
1 23 Cameron Guthrie Calder Cannons TAC Cup Geelong
1 24 Jamie Cripps East Fremantle WAFL St Kilda
1 25 Patrick Karnezis Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Brisbane Lions
Priority 26 Jack Darling West Perth WAFL West Coast
Compensation 27 Kieran Harper Eastern Ranges TAC Cup North Melbourne
2 28 Ryan Lester Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Brisbane Lions
2 29 Scott Lycett Port Magpies SANFL West Coast
2 30 Jake Batchelor Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Richmond
2 31 Ariel Steinberg Bendigo Pioneers TAC Cup Essendon
2 32 Josh Green Clarence TSL Brisbane Lions
2 33 Jeremy Howe Hobart Football Club TSL Melbourne
2 34 Patrick McCarthy Glenelg SANFL Carlton
2 35 Ben Newton South Fremantle WAFL Port Adelaide
2 36 Aaron Young Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Port Adelaide
2 37 George Horlin-Smith Sturt SANFL Geelong
2 38 Mitchell Hallahan Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Hawthorn
2 39 Jeremy Taylor Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Gold Coast
2 40 Luke Parker Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Sydney
2 41 Tom Liberatore (F/S) Calder Cannons TAC Cup Western Bulldogs
2 42 Luke Mitchell Calder Cannons TAC Cup Carlton
2 43 Sam Crocker Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup St Kilda
2 44 Viv Michie Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Fremantle
3 45 Alex Fasolo East Fremantle WAFL Collingwood
3 46 Daniel Farmer Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup Collingwood
3 47 Bradley Helbig West Adelaide SANFL Richmond
3 48 Alex Browne Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Essendon
3 49 Jacob Gillbee Lauderdale TSL Gold Coast
3 50 Troy Davis Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Melbourne
3 51 Dean MacDonald Gippsland Power TAC Cup Richmond
3 52 Cameron O'Shea Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Port Adelaide
3 53 Tom McDonald North Ballarat Rebels TAC Cup Melbourne
3 54 Jordan Schroder Calder Cannons TAC Cup Geelong
3 55 Angus Litherland Claremont WAFL Hawthorn
3 56 Josh Mellington Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup Fremantle
3 57 Alex Johnson Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Sydney
3 58 James Podsiadly (Promoted rookie) Geelong
3 59 Tom Ledger Claremont WAFL St Kilda
3 60 Kirk Ugle Swan Districts WAFL Collingwood
4 61 Jarryd Lyons Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup Adelaide
4 62 Jacob Brennan (F/S) East Fremantle WAFL West Coast
4 63 Tom Derickx Claremont WAFL Richmond
4 64 Luke Davis West Adelaide SANFL Essendon
4 65 Claye Beams (Promoted rookie) Brisbane Lions
4 66 Paul Puopolo Norwood SANFL Hawthorn
4 67 Andrew McInnes Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup Carlton
4 68 Cameron Hitchcock (Promoted rookie) Port Adelaide
4 69 Cameron Delaney Geelong Falcons TAC Cup North Melbourne
4 70 Nicholas Duigan Norwood SANFL Carlton
4 71 Ben Mabon North Ballarat Rebels TAC Cup North Melbourne
4 72 Pass Fremantle
4 73 Matthew Spangher West Coast AFL Sydney
4 74 Jayden Schofield East Fremantle WAFL Western Bulldogs
4 75 Arryn Siposs Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup St Kilda
4 76 Paul Seedsman Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Collingwood
5 77 Trent Stubbs East Coast Sydney AFL Collingwood
5 78 Lewis Stevenson (Promoted rookie) West Coast
5 79 Pass Richmond
5 80 Michael Ross Gippsland Power TAC Cup Essendon
5 81 Jordie McKenzie (Promoted rookie) Melbourne
5 82 Ricky Henderson (Promoted rookie) Adelaide
5 83 Danny Meyer (Promoted rookie) Port Adelaide
5 84 Callum Wilson (Promoted rookie) West Coast
5 85 Jeff Garlett (Promoted rookie) Carlton
5 86 Pass Hawthorn
5 87 Michael Barlow (Promoted rookie) Fremantle
5 88 Zephaniah Skinner Nightcliff Tigers NTFL Western Bulldogs
5 89 Tom Hill Northern Knights TAC Cup Western Bulldogs
5 90 Ryan Gamble Geelong AFL St Kilda
5 91 Jarryd Blair (Promoted rookie) Collingwood
6 92 Lachlan Keeffe (Promoted rookie) Collingwood
6 93 Andrew Strijk (Promoted rookie) West Coast
6 94 David Gourdis (Promoted rookie) Richmond
6 95 Pass Essendon
6 96 Jake Spencer (Promoted rookie) Melbourne
6 97 Matthew Jaensch (Promoted rookie) Adelaide
6 98 Ben Speight (Promoted rookie) North Melbourne
6 99 David Ellard (Promoted rookie) Carlton
6 100 Matt de Boer (Promoted rookie) Fremantle
6 101 Mike Pyke (Promoted rookie) Sydney
6 102 Brodie Moles (Promoted rookie) Western Bulldogs
6 103 Dean Polo Richmond AFL St Kilda
6 104 Tom Young NSW AFL scholarship Collingwood
7 105 Pass Gold Coast
7 106 Ben Howlett (Promoted rookie) Essendon
7 107 Luke Thompson (Promoted rookie) Adelaide
7 108 Simon White (Promoted rookie) Carlton
7 109 Alex Silvagni (Promoted rookie) Fremantle
7 110 Andrew Hooper (Promoted rookie) Western Bulldogs
7 111 Tom Simpkin (Promoted rookie) St Kilda
8 112 Jay van Berlo (Promoted rookie) Fremantle

2011 pre-season draft[edit]

The 2011 AFL Pre-season Draft was held on 7 December 2010.[20]

Round Pick Player Recruited from League Club
1 1 Nathan Ablett Gold Coast VFL Gold Coast
1 2 Blayne Wilson Peel Thunder WAFL West Coast
1 3 Bachar Houli Essendon AFL Richmond
1 4 Michael Hibberd Frankston VFL Essendon
1 5 Cameron Bruce Melbourne AFL Hawthorn
1 6 Jack Anthony Collingwood AFL Fremantle

2011 rookie draft[edit]

The 2011 AFL Rookie Draft was held immediately after the Pre-season Draft. Greater Western Sydney will take part for the first time, having the first eight selections, with the Gold Coast Football Club having selection nine and then the first selection in each subsequent round.[20][21]

Round Pick Player Recruited from League Selection category Club
1 1 Steve Clifton North Ballarat VFL Greater Western Sydney
1 2 Rhys Cooyou East Fremantle WAFL Greater Western Sydney
1 3 Jonathan Giles Sturt SANFL Greater Western Sydney
1 4 Andrew Phillips Lauderdale TSL Greater Western Sydney
1 5 Jimmi Savage Norwood SANFL Greater Western Sydney
1 6 Isiah Stevens Swan Districts WAFL Greater Western Sydney
1 7 Pass Greater Western Sydney
1 8 Pass Greater Western Sydney
1 9 Joel Tippett Brisbane Lions AFL Gold Coast
1 10 Tim Houlihan West Coast AFL West Coast
1 11 Ben Jakobi Coburg VFL Richmond
1 12 Josh Jenkins Lake Boga CMFL Essendon
1 13 Brad Harvey Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Brisbane Lions
1 14 Daniel Nicholson University Blues VAFA Melbourne
1 15 Timothy Milera Port Adelaide Magpies SANFL Adelaide
1 16 Tom Jonas Norwood SANFL Port Adelaide
1 17 Cameron Pedersen Box Hill VFL North Melbourne
1 18 Ed Curnow Box Hill VFL Carlton
1 19 Sam Menegola East Fremantle WAFL Hawthorn
1 20 Gavin Roberts Norwood SANFL Fremantle
1 21 Max Otten Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Sydney
1 22 Luke Dahlhaus Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Western Bulldogs
1 23 Josh Walker Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Geelong
1 24 Thomas Curren Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup St Kilda
1 25 Thomas Gordon Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Collingwood
2 26 Pass Gold Coast
2 27 Anton Hamp Claremont WAFL West Coast
2 28 Brad Miller Melbourne AFL Richmond
2 29 Jay Neagle Essendon AFL Essendon
2 30 Bart McCulloch Brisbane Lions AFL Brisbane Lions
2 31 Michael Evans Claremont WAFL Melbourne
2 32 Jake von Bertouch Woodville-West Torrens SANFL Adelaide
2 33 Callum Hay North Adelaide SANFL Port Adelaide
2 34 Aaron Mullett Eastern Ranges TAC Cup North Melbourne
2 35 Rhys O'Keeffe Carlton AFL Carlton
2 36 Thomas Schneider Oakleigh Chargers TAC Cup Hawthorn
2 37 Nick Lower Norwood SANFL Fremantle
2 38 Ben Haren Port Adelaide Magpies SANFL Sydney
2 39 Jason Johannisen East Fremantle WAFL Western Bulldogs
2 40 George Burbury Hobart TSL Geelong
2 41 Warrick Andreoli South Fremantle WAFL St Kilda
2 42 Declan Reilly Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup Collingwood
3 43 Pass Gold Coast
3 44 Jeremy McGovern Claremont WAFL West Coast
3 45 Tom Hislop Richmond AFL Richmond
3 46 Tyson Slattery Essendon AFL Essendon
3 47 Albert Proud Brisbane Lions AFL Brisbane Lions
3 48 Kelvin Lawrence Peel Thunder WAFL Melbourne
3 49 Lachlan Roach North Adelaide SANFL Adelaide
3 50 Jarrad Irons Perth WAFL Port Adelaide
3 51 Wayde Twomey Swan Districts WAFL Carlton
3 52 Derick Wanganeen Port Adelaide Magpies SANFL Hawthorn
3 53 Ben Bucovaz Fremantle AFL Fremantle
3 54 Pass Sydney
3 55 Ed Barlow Sydney AFL Western Bulldogs
3 56 Jonathan Simpkin Geelong AFL Geelong
3 57 Robert Eddy St Kilda AFL St Kilda
3 58 Jack Perham East Fremantle WAFL Collingwood
4 59 Pass Gold Coast
4 60 Pass Richmond
4 61 James Webster Woy Woy BDFL NSW AFL scholarship elevation Essendon
4 62 Broc McCauley Brisbane Lions AFL Brisbane Lions
4 63 Cameron Johnston Geelong Falcons TAC Cup Melbourne
4 64 Ian Callinan Central District SANFL Adelaide
4 65 Mitchell Curnow Sturt SANFL Port Adelaide
4 66 Mitchell Carter South Fremantle WAFL Carlton
4 67 Pass Hawthorn
4 68 Tim Ruffles Fremantle AFL Fremantle
4 69 Pass Sydney
4 70 Mitch Hahn Western Bulldogs AFL Western Bulldogs
4 71 Ryan Bathie Geelong
4 72 Jackson Ferguson Pennant Hills Sydney AFL NSW AFL scholarship elevation St Kilda
4 73 Jye Bolton Leopold GFL Collingwood
5 74 Pass Gold Coast
5 75 Robert Campbell Box Hill VFL Melbourne
5 76 Pass Adelaide
5 77 Matthew Westhoff Port Adelaide AFL Port Adelaide
5 78 Blake Bray Western Suburbs Sydney AFL NSW AFL scholarship elevation Carlton
5 79 Pass Hawthorn
5 80 Pass Sydney
5 81 Paul Cribbin Kildare GAA International rookie Collingwood
6 82 Jake Crawford Southport AFLQ Gold Coast
6 83 Tom McNamara Melbourne AFL Melbourne
6 84 Sam Martyn NSW/ACT Rams TAC Cup NSW AFL scholarship elevation Adelaide
6 85 Will Langford UNSW-Eastern Suburbs Sydney AFL NSW AFL scholarship elevation Hawthorn
6 86 Pass Sydney
7 87 Jack Mahony Wollongong Sydney AFL NSW AFL scholarship elevation Hawthorn
7 88 Eugene Krueger East Coast Sydney AFL Sydney

Selections by league[edit]

National and Pre-season draft selection totals by leagues:

League Players
selected
State
TAC Cup 44 VIC
WAFL 14 WA
SANFL 12 SA
VFL 3 VIC
TSL 3 TAS
NTFL 1 NT
Sydney AFL 1 NSW

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