What picks does your club have? Final draft order, inactive players confirmed


GOLD Coast veteran Tiarna Ernst has hung up the boots, with last Friday marking the cut-off date for inactive players ahead of Tuesday's NAB AFLW Draft. 

If players are unavailable for the entire season, their club gains an extra selection at the back end of the draft to fill their spot.


Suns tall Jasmyn Hewett, GWS forward Jacinda Barclay and West Coast defender McKenzie Dowrick are unavailable for the 2021 season.

Geelong's Kate Darby had already announced her pregnancy and is consequently unavailable, while Lion Gabby Collingwood will continue her recovery from a torn ACL.

Hewett is unavailable due to work commitments, while West Coast released a statement saying Dowrick needed time "to recover from a surgical procedure that has resulted in ongoing complications."

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"The club completely understands and respects the need for McKenzie to take additional time to focus on her health," head of female football Adam Selwood said.

"We look forward to supporting her through this process to ensure she is ready for the 2022 AFLW season and the next stages of her life."

Ernst, who has juggled her role as an obstetrician with four seasons in the AFLW, has retired with 29 games to her name and a premiership medal won at the Western Bulldogs in 2018.

The 32-year-old has played all over the ground during her AFLW career, but was most recently employed as a winger by the Suns after moving north for work commitments.

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She will remain in contact with the young Gold Coast line-up in a mentoring capacity.

"I have been proud of my ability and determination to always give 100% to training, preparation and every game I have played," Ernst said.

"Somehow, crazily, I have done this all while still balancing a demanding medical profession, passing specialty exams, months of night shifts and long work hours. 

"Ultimately, I recognise that the ongoing balance between my medical career and AFLW is no longer something I am capable of maintaining at the high standard I have previously. 

"It is also time for me to focus on the next exciting chapter of my medical career as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist."

With the final draft order now set following the cut-off for inactive players, up to 61 selections will be made on Tuesday night.

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Due to the part-time nature of the competition, players nominate the state in which they wish to be drafted so they do not have to move across the country.

The NAB AFLW Draft will be live on womens.afl and the AFLW Official App from 7pm AEDT on Tuesday, October 6

2020 NAB AFL Women’s Draft Selection Order
Round 1
1            Richmond
2            Western Bulldogs
3            West Coast
4            Adelaide
5            Melbourne
6            St Kilda
7            Gold Coast
8            Brisbane
9            GWS
10          Geelong
11          Western Bulldogs
12          Carlton
13          North Melbourne
14          Fremantle
15          Melbourne
16          Western Bulldogs
Round 2
17          Melbourne
18          West Coast
19          Collingwood
20          Geelong
21          Geelong
22          North Melbourne
23          Gold Coast
24          St Kilda
25          Collingwood
26          Collingwood
27          Geelong
28          Carlton
29          GWS
30          Fremantle
Round 3
31          Collingwood
32          West Coast
33          Collingwood
34          St Kilda
35          Melbourne
36          Carlton
37          Brisbane
38          Brisbane
39          Geelong
40          St Kilda
41          Melbourne
42          GWS
43          Richmond
44          North Melbourne
45          Adelaide
Round 4
46          Fremantle
47          Adelaide
48          Melbourne
49          North Melbourne
50          Gold Coast
51          St Kilda
Round 5
52          Richmond
53          West Coast
54          Gold Coast
55          North Melbourne
Round 6
56          West Coast
57          Gold Coast
Round 7
58          Gold Coast
Round 8
59          West Coast
60          Gold Coast
Round 9
61          Gold Coast

The NAB AFLW Draft will be live on womens.afl and the AFLW Official App from 7pm AEDT on Tuesday, October 6