MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08: Steven Hocking, General Manager Football Operations of the AFL arrives during the NAB Trade Period at Marvel Stadium on October 8, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

AFL football operations boss Steve Hocking has confirmed a mid-season trade period is on the table for next season.

With the AFL bringing back the mid-season draft with great success last month, Hocking says a mid-season trade period is being considered, with the league currently conducting an AFL-wide mid-season review.

“It’s certainly a discussion point,” Hocking told SEN’s Crunch Time.

“We’re about 12 clubs through at the moment in the mid-season review and that includes both the heads of footy and the senior coach.

“It’s a real deep dive on the rules and some of the stuff we’re currently considering.

“Off the back of that we’ll have a competition committee in July and that’ll be one of the things that is put in front of them.

“One of the pleasing things is with the mid-season draft, that has softened the approach to mid-season trading.

“What the fans are looking for is greater engagement through that period. What we can see from the mid-season draft and the supplemental selection period is there’s 28 players who have found their way onto AFL lists, that’s pretty exciting.

“The other part is do you then create another window on top of that where players on AFL lists can come and go. I think there’s some excitement around that.

“For us, it’s what it looks like. We’ve got to get behind the mechanics of that.”