Geelong get two First Round Picks for Sun Ablett

Geelong CatsAs expected after two time premiership and Brownlow medalist, Gary Ablett Jnr, went to the Gold Coast Suns, the Geelong Cats Football Club has received two 1st rounder picks. Either both at the end of the 1st round is taken in the next two drafts or one after their first pick and one after the non-finalists in the first round of drafts in the years of 2012, 2013 or 2014.

Here is the full details:

The AFL wishes to advise the Geelong Cats Football Club was today formally notified of the compensation national draft selection it would receive in return for having had an uncontracted player elect to join the newly-formed Gold Coast Football Club.

Under the List Establishment Rules for the Gold Coast Football Club, the AFL’s 17th team has the right to select one uncontracted player from each of the current 16 AFL clubs, with a compensation package to be determined in one of five bands, based on the new contract offer to the player and his future earning / playing capacity.

It had been determined that the Geelong Cats would receive a Round One selection and a mid-Round One selection for Gary Ablett.

In full detail, the compensation package is explained as follows:

Geelong Cats – Round One selection.

The selection for Gary Ablett may be activated by the Geelong Cats after its round one selection in any one of the 2012, 2013 or 2014 NAB AFL Draft Selection Meetings. The selection will be immediately placed behind the Round One selection of the Geelong Cats in that particular season. (Ie, should the Cats earn the right for selection 12, the compensation selection would be number 13, if the Cats earn the right for selection four, the compensation selection would be number five etc.).

Should the Geelong Cats wish to activate the selection in either the 2010 or 2011 NAB AFL Draft, during the two expansion-period Drafts, the selection would be placed at the end of Round One.

For the selection to be activated for the 2010 NAB AFL Draft, the Geelong Cats will be required to notify the AFL of its intention to use the selection by November 5, 2010.

For the selection to be activated for any of the years 2011-2014 in the NAB AFL Draft of that particular year, the Geelong Cats will be required to notify the AFL of its intention to use the selection by the last Tuesday of that particular year, prior to the start of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

The club has the right to on-trade its compensation selection to another club.

If the club on-trades its compensation selection to another club, the selection may be used in that year’s NAB AFL Draft Selection meeting, or in any other year up to the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.

Geelong Cats – Mid-Round One selection.

The selection for Gary Ablett may be activated by the Geelong Cats at the middle of round one, after the round one selections for those clubs that have missed qualification for the finals in that year and before the round one selections of those clubs that have qualified for the finals in that year, in any one of the 2012, 2013 or 2014 NAB AFL Draft Selection Meetings.

Should the Geelong Cats wish to activate the selection in either the 2010 or 2011 NAB AFL Draft, during the two expansion-period Drafts, the selection would be placed at the end of Round One.

For the selection to be activated for the 2010 NAB AFL Draft, the Geelong Cats will be required to notify the AFL of its intention to use the selection by November 5, 2010.

For the selection to be activated for any of the years 2011-2014 in the NAB AFL Draft of that particular year, the Geelong Cats will be required to notify the AFL of its intention to use the selection by the last Tuesday of that particular year, prior to the start of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

The club has the right to on-trade its compensation selection to another club.

If the club on-trades its compensation selection to another club, the selection may be used in that year’s NAB AFL Draft Selection meeting, or in any other year up to the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.

The lodgement of the contract offer to Ablett by the Gold Coast FC means the club cannot automatically select another uncontracted player from the Geelong Cats.

For the benefit of any media who may not understand the List Establishment Rules, Gold Coast FC is allowed to select any player who is delisted by an AFL club, even if it has already selected an uncontracted player from that particular club. Further, Gold Coast FC is able to trade with any club to add a player to its list, even if it has already selected an uncontracted player from that club. It can also select a second uncontracted player from a single club, with the agreement of the original club. If you have any further queries, please contact Patrick Keane.

The List Management Group was: Andrew Dillon (Chairman, AFL General Manager Legal and Business Affairs), Graeme Allan (Team GWS Football Operations Manager), Adrian Anderson (AFL General Manager Football Operations), Derek Hine (Collingwood FC Recruiting Manager), Andrew Ireland (Sydney Swans FC CEO), Brad Lloyd (Fremantle FC Player Development Manager), David Matthews (AFL General Manager National and International Development), Tony Peek (AFL Assistant to CEO), Ian Robson (Essendon FC CEO), Kevin Sheehan (AFL National Talent Manager), Cameron Schwab (Melbourne FC CEO), Steven Trigg (Adelaide Crows FC CEO), Stephen Wells (Geelong Cats FC Recruiting Manager), Grant Williams (AFL Development Projects Manager).


Comments

  1. the cats are entitled to the suns first two picks for ablett,as usual demetriou is looking after his and the suns backyard,lets hope the suns want someone else and the cats jump in ahead of them

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