AFL Trade Period Nears Deadline with High-Profile Deals Pending


Summary: As the AFL trade period comes to its deadline day, several significant player moves are on the line, promising a day of drama and anticipation.

With the AFL trade period winding down, teams are scrambling to finalize last-minute deals before the window shuts tonight. Big names and late surprises are expected to dominate the headlines as clubs look to secure key players for the upcoming season. One particular deal that has generated speculation is the potential transfer of Jack Ginnivan to Hawthorn. While it remains uncertain if Ginnivan will stay with Collingwood, signs indicate that a deal with Hawthorn is likely to be sealed. Additionally, a complex multi-club deal involving St Kilda, Western Bulldogs, Essendon, and Carlton is yet to be finalized, with official approval expected later in the day. The morning news brings further updates on potential trades, including Richmond’s acceptance of Port Adelaide’s offer for Ivan Soldo and negotiations between Geelong and Port Adelaide for Esava Ratugolea. The AFL trade period deadline day operates under special rules, with clubs resuming discussions before coming together at Docklands Stadium. No trades can be confirmed or announced until 3pm AEDT, and the trade period officially ends at 7.30pm AEDT. Stay tuned for more updates as teams work against the clock to secure their desired deals.

Tags: AFL, trade period, player transfers, deadline day, Hawthorn, Collingwood, multi-club deal, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs, Carlton