The Kangaroos' most recent draftee Ruby Tripodi is doused by teammates after her debut game in Round 1 this season

The 2023 AFLW Trade Period will run from December 7-14, the AFL has confirmed.

Off the back of a landmark CBA, players can sign 12-month minimum contracts without a cap on maximum terms.

The 2023 AFLW Draft will be held in-person at Marvel Stadium on Monday, December 18.

In line with the AFLW Season Eight Supplementary Draft, nominees will again be permitted to nominate for a ‘national pool’, allowing draftees to be considered by all 18
clubs in the NAB AFLW Competition.

A player can nominate for their home state’s draft pool or nominate to enter in a national draft pool.

Each player who is required to relocate through the draft will be eligible for expanded relocation benefits as included in the recent CBA.


"The landmark CBA will provide greater certainty for players, offering them the 12-month minimum contracts and multi-year deals – mirroring that in the men’s AFL league," AFL General Manager Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said

AFL Executive General Manager Football Laura Kane said it was exciting to have the best under 18 talents come to Melbourne for the 2023 AFLW Draft.

"Our women’s talent pathways have never been stronger and we’re seeing more and more draftees come into AFLW sides and have an immediate impact," Kane said.

"Our best under 18 prospects will converge on Marvel Stadium on December 18, with many of them set to realise their childhood dreams."


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Key dates for the 2023 AFLW Trade and Draft periods

Thursday, December 7
Trade Period Opens
Restricted Free Agency Period Opens
Delisted Free Agency Period (1) Opens

Wednesday, December 13
Delisted Free Agency Period (1) Closes

Thursday, December 14
Trade Period Closes (2pm AEDT)
Restricted Free Agency Period Closes

Friday, December 15
Delisted Free Agency Period (2) Open

Saturday, December 16
Delisted Free Agency Period (2) Closes

Sunday, December 17
AFLW Draft Order confirmed

Monday, December 18
2023 AFLW Draft

Monday, February 5 2024
Supplemental Selection Period Open
Rookie Signing Period Open

Friday, March 1 2024
Supplemental Selection Period Closes
Rookie Signing Period Closes


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