The AFL has settled on a date for the 2021 NAB AFL Women’s Draft, with the event to take place at 4:45pm WST on Tuesday 27 July.
The NAB AFLW Draft Nomination period will open on Monday 21 June and close on Friday 9 July.
The draft remains state-based with players who nominate electing the state they wish to play in, while some Clubs also have a specific region within their state to develop talent.
AFL General Manager Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said the talent available in the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft will make for an exciting season six of the NAB AFL Women's Competition.
“We look forward to recognising and celebrating the many talented footballers who will be selected as part of the NAB AFLW Draft next month," Ms Livingstone said.
"What we're seeing year-on-year is great talent coming through women's football pathways across the country, and I can't wait for football fans to witness the next generation of talent to impact the NAB AFLW Competition.”
The trade component of the 2021 AFL Women’s Sign and Trade period concluded on Wednesday 9 June with the current 2021 NAB AFLW Draft Order listed below.
The 2021 NAB AFLW Draft Order will be confirmed on Friday 25 June following the final list lodgement for AFLW Clubs.
See below the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft Order as it currently stands:
|11||Carlton||From Western Bulldogs|
|12||St Kilda||From Western Bulldogs (on-traded from Carlton)|
|19||North Melbourne||From Gold Coast|
|22||Western Bulldogs||From St Kilda|
|25||Western Bulldogs||From St Kilda|
|26||Carlton||From Collingwood (on-traded from Richmond)|
|27||Western Bulldogs||From Carlton (on-traded from GWS)|
|28||North Melbourne||From GWS (on-traded from Western Bulldogs)|
|30||Gold Coast||From North Melbourne|
|32||Collingwood||From Carlton (on-traded from Melbourne)|
|36||St Kilda||From Gold Coast|
|37||GWS||From Melbourne (on-traded from Geelong)|
|38||Fremantle||From West Coast|
|48||St Kilda||From Richmond|
|55||Richmond||From Carlton (on-traded from Collingwood)|
|57||Richmond||From Carlton (on-traded from Western Bulldogs)|
Key dates for the 2021 NAB AFLW Draft Period:
Rookie Signing Period:
Closes on Wednesday July 21
NAB AFLW Draft Nominations Period:
Monday June 21 - Friday July 9
NAB AFLW Draft
Tuesday July 27, 4:45pm WST
Please note: While the situation relating to COVID-19 remains ongoing, the AFL advises these dates are subject to change.