AFL clubs have finalised their lists ahead of pre-season, with only the Supplemental Selection Period the remaining avenue for sides to further add to their squads.

Whether it was via the trade window, free agency or through the draft,  each club has been able to bolster their squads with ready-made or youthful talent.

Some clubs have looked to inject further youth into their list demographic amid rebuilds, while those hoping to contend for the premiership have looked to strengthen their bid.

Here is every new face for each club ahead of 2022.


The Crows have continued their rebuilding phase under Matthew Nicks, adding in another top 10 pick in Josh Rachele among their trio of draft selections. Their biggest coup was the recruitment of South Australian and Swans midfielder Jordan Dawson, who is set to add plenty of versatility at West Lakes.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: Jordan Dawson of the Swans celebrates kicking a goal during the round 17 AFL match between Western Bulldogs and Sydney Swans at Marvel Stadium on July 11, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Free Agency: None
 Jordan Dawson,
Draft: Josh Rachele, Jake Soligo, Zac Taylor, Luke Nankervis


The Lions were among the quieter clubs this off-season, acquiring Darcy Fort from Geelong as their only inclusion via the trade window. Holding two first-round picks had Brisbane in good stead, with Darcy Wilmot and Kai Lohmann making moves to Queensland.

Free Agency: None
Darcy Fort
Draft: Darcy Wilmot, Kai Lohmann, James Tunstill


The Blues held a prominent position throughout the course of the off-season, with their biggest change coming in the coaches box as Michael Voss replaces David Teague as senior coach. Voss' aspirations for next season have been buoyed by the recruitment of Adam Cerra from Fremantle, while George Hewett and Lewis Young are set to play key roles at Ikon Park next year.

Free Agency: George Hewett
Adam Cerra, Lewis Young
Draft: Jesse Motlop, Domanic Akuei

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02: Jesse Motlop of the Bulldogs in action during the 2021 WAFL Grand Final match between the Subiaco Lions and South Fremantle Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on October 02, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


The Magpies identified youth as a focal point of their recruitment drive, with Nathan Kreuger and Patrick Lipinski joining via the exchange period. Their headlining fresh face comes in the form of father-son selection Nick Daicos, who landed at fourth overall in the National Draft.

Free Agency: None
Nathan Kreuger, Patrick Lipinski
Draft: Nick Daicos, Arlo Draper, Cooper Murley, Harvey Harrison, Charlie Dean


The Bombers were inactive during the trade window, which followed their acquisition of free agent Jake Kelly from Adelaide. The Bombers also walked away from the draft satisfied, with Ben Hobbs a highlight of their youthful recruitment.

Free Agency: Jake Kelly
Draft: Ben Hobbs, Alastair Lord, Garrett McDonagh, Patrick Voss


The Dockers had arguably the best draft haul this year, adding a trio of promising local names touted as top 20 prospects in this year's class in Jye Amiss, Neil Erasmus and Matthew Johnson. The Dockers were also able to add Will Brodie to their midfield, while Jordan Clark is set to add flare to their squad.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Jye Amiss of Western Australia in action during the NAB AFL U19 Championships game between Western Australia and South Australia at Mineral Resources Park on August 28, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Free Agency: None
Will Brodie, Jordan Clark
Draft: Jye Amiss, Neil Erasmus, Matthew Johnson, Eric Benning, Karl Worner


The Cats were one of several sides to add to their list through all three avenues, adding Jonathon Ceglar through the trade period, Tyson Stengle via delisted free agency and six further players through the National and Rookie Drafts.

Free Agency: Tyson Stengle
Jonathon Ceglar
Draft: Toby Conway, Mitchell Knevitt, James Willis, Flynn Kroeger, Cooper Whyte, Oliver Dempsey

Gold Coast

The Suns were able to add to key-positon areas this off-season, with Mabior Chol joining from Richmond, Mac Andrew falling at Pick 5 in the National Draft and Levi Casboult joining Gold Coast via the Rookie Draft.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Mac Andrew of the Suns poses for a photograph with his family (L-R) Mach Machar, Makure, Mary, Riak, Lual and Deng Andrew during the NAB AFL Draft at the London Tavern on November 24, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

Free Agency: Mabior Chol 
Draft: Mac Andrew, Charlie Constable, Levi Casboult

Greater Western Sydney

The Giants were quiet figures throughout the exchange window, with delisted free agent Jarrod Brander their only acquisition prior to the draft. The Giants were able to add strong youthful stocks through Finn Callaghan at Pick 3 along with fellow first-round selection Leek Aleer and Academy product Josh Fahey.

Free Agency: Jarrod Brander
Draft: Finn Callaghan, Leek Aleer, Josh Fahey, Cooper Hamilton


The Hawks were able to add to their rucks stocks with Magpies tall Max Lynch ahead of the National Draft, while Josh Ward frames as a future star midfielder under Sam Mitchell's reign.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: Max Lynch of the Magpies and Reilly O'Brien of the Crows compete for the ball during the 2021 AFL Round 12 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Collingwood Magpies at Adelaide Oval on June 5, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Free Agency: None
Max Lynch
Draft: Josh Ward, Sam Butler, Connor MacDonald, Jai Serong, Ned Long


The premiers were able to bolster several areas of their already star-studded list, with Luke Dunstan joining the Demons through free agency. Draftee Jacob van Rooyen will offer as a flexible option if needed, while Blake Howes is an exciting athletic prospect.

Free Agency: Luke Dunstan 
Draft: Jacob van Rooyen, Blake Howes, Taj Woewodin, Judd Mcvee

North Melbourne

The Kangaroos were a vocal club this off-season, adding No.1 Pick Jason Horne-Francis through the draft and stunningly swooping on now-former Sun Hugh Greenwood in what was a memorable heist for North Melbourne.

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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Hugh Greenwood of the Suns kicks the ball during the round 3 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on June 21, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

Free Agency: Hugh Greenwood
Callum Coleman-Jones
Draft: Jason Horne-Francis, Josh Goater, Paul Curtis, Miller Bergman, Jackson Archer

Port Adelaide 

The Power have been able to add to their defensive depths with the acquisitions of Josh Sinn through the National Draft and former Lion Sam Skinner via delisted free agency. Jeremy Finlayson also adds to Port Adelaide's attack after joining from the Giants in the trade window.

Free Agency: Sam Skinner
Jeremy Finlayson
Draft: Josh Sinn, Hugh Jackson, Dante Visentini, Jase Burgoyne, Trent Dumont


The Tigers were able to fill defensive voids this off-season, with veteran Roo Robbie Tarrant joining through the trade period, while Josh Gibcus, Tom Brown and Sam Banks will also lengthen their pecking order.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Joshua Gibcus of Vic Country handballs during the U19 trial match between Vic Metro and Vic Country on June 27, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Keep/AFL Photos)

Free Agency: None
Robbie Tarrant
Draft: Josh Gibcus, Tom Brown, Tyler Sonsie, Samuel Banks, Judson Clarke

St Kilda

The Saints were one of the quieter clubs this off-season as far as recruitment, with Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera headlining their draft haul. NGA prospects Mitchito Owens and Marcus Windhager also make the move to Moorabbin, while ruckman Tom Campbell gained a lifeline to join his third club.

Free Agency: Tom Campbell 
Draft: Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera, Mitchito Owens, Marcus Windhager, Oscar Adams, Jack Peris, Josiah Kyle


The Swans were able to add height with the acquisition of ruck/forward Peter Ladhams via the trade window, while a quartet of promising young faces will make the venture to the Harbour City after gaining spots through the National Draft.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Matthew Roberts of South Australia in action during the NAB AFL U19 Championships game between Western Australia and South Australia at Mineral Resources Park on August 28, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Free Agency: None
Peter Ladhams
Draft: Angus Sheldrick, Matthew Roberts, Corey Warner, Lachlan Rankin

West Coast 

The Eagles were able to swoop on wantaway Blue Sam Petrevski-Seton in the trade window, while their first-round selection in Campbell Chesser is also set to add to their defensive midfield stocks.

Free Agency: None
Sam Petrevski-Seton
Draft: Campbell Chesser, Brady Hough, Rhett Bazzo, Jack Williams, Greg Clark

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs' recruitment planning was highlighted by father-son prospect Sam Darcy officially heading to the Kennel. The Dogs were also able to acquire Tim O'Brien through free agency, with the former Hawk bolstering Luke Beveridge's backline.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Sam Darcy of the Chargers kicks during the NAB League Boys match between the Eastern Ranges and the Oakleigh Chargers at Preston City Oval on April 10, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Grimes/AFL Photos)

Free Agency: Tim O'Brien
Draft: Sam Darcy, Arthur Jones, Luke Cleary, Charlie Parker, Cody Raak