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Dates you need to know

Senior players arrive Watch as the senior players arrive back at Ikon Park for their first day of pre-season training.

With the 2017 season fixture now released, has compiled the upcoming events you'll want to mark down in your calendar.

When can players switch clubs until?

Delisted players become free agents and can join new clubs during any of the three NAB AFL delisted player free agency windows.

Once clubs have delisted a player, they will receive no compensation should that player be signed by a new club.


NAB AFL delisted player free agency period (2) begins: Thursday, November 10 
NAB AFL delisted player free agency period (2) closes: Friday, November 18 
NAB AFL delisted player free agency period (3) begins: Saturday, November 26 
NAB AFL delisted player free agency period (3) closes: Sunday, November 27, 2pm 
Final AFL club list lodgement: Monday, November 30, 2pm

Delisted players can also nominate for the NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft.  

When is the 2016 NAB AFL Draft and the Pre-Season and Rookie Drafts?

The NAB AFL Draft heads to Sydney in 2016. The draft will be held on Friday, November 25. 

The NAB AFL Pre-Season and Rookie Drafts will be held on Monday, November 28.  

When does the 2017 NAB AFL Women's League kick off?

The inaugural AFLW will run from February to March. The fixtures are expected be released in November, 2016.

Click here to visit the Carlton Women's Hub

When does the 2017 pre-season competition kick off?

The fixtures regarding the pre-season competition are yet to be confirmed.

When does the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season kick off?

The home and away season will begin on Thursday, March 23 and run through to Monday, August 28.


Round one: Thursday, March 23 - Sunday, March 26
Easter weekend (round four): Thursday, April 13 - Monday, April 17
Anzac weekend (round five): Friday, April 21 - Tuesday, April 25
Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round (round 10): Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, May 28
Multicultural Round (round 19): Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30
Bye rounds (rounds 11-13): Thursday, June 1 - Sunday, June 18
Round 23: Friday, August 25 - Monday, August 28
Pre-finals bye round: Friday, September 1 - Friday, September 3
Finals week one: Thursday, September 7 - Sunday, September 10

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When is the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final?

The premiership decider will be held at the MCG on Saturday, September 30.