AFL hands out assistance provisions to Carlton and Gold Coast
Carlton and Gold Coast have been handed special assistance provisions by the AFL.
However, Brisbane and St Kilda have missed out.
The league announced on Tuesday the Suns would be provided with an additional two category A rookie positions for next season.
They’ll also have the right to pre-list three players who have previously nominated or been eligible for the draft, or were previously listed with an AFL club prior to the upcoming 2018 NAB AFL Draft (this right can be on-traded).
As for the Blues? They’ll be able to pre-list two players who have previously nominated or been eligible for the draft or were previously listed with an AFL Club prior to the upcoming 2018 NAB AFL Draft (this right can be on-traded).
“In the case of both clubs, it is the AFL’s view that the addition of 2018 player draftees, coupled with the current younger talent within both club lists, will be able to lift the clubs up the ladder through the next three years,” AFL boss Gillon McLachlan said.
The AFL said it had also held discussions with Brisbane and St Kilda, however, special assistance has not been recommended at this time.
No priority picks have been handed out.