The AFL has confirmed they will hold a rookie draft in the middle of next season.
Clubs will also be able to potentially add to their rookie lists until mid-March next year as the league tries to free up recruiting further.
"In the interest of creating further opportunities for clubs to improve their lists, clubs will now be able to make additions as required throughout pre-season and also participate in a mid-season draft," AFL general counsel Andrew Dillon said.
"These changes seek to increase list flexibility for the industry while also providing a further competitive balance tool in the middle of the season."
More to come
- with AAP